Thursday, 2 November 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland (1 Belgrave Place)

Prean, Viktor, and I left the flat at around 10:00 a.m. with plans to walk up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. I was looking forward to sharing with them why I like Edinburgh so much. It was a mostly sunny day and was a little cold, but the walk to the castle warmed us up.

Once to the Royal Mile (the road leading to the castle), we looked in the shop windows along the way up to the castle.

The castle, or some form of it, has been on this site for nearly 2,000 years. Since the 17th century it has been principally used as a military barracks with a large garrison. With 26 sieges over a 1,100 period, it has the claim to having been “the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world.” Quite an honor, though glad we live in more peaceful times.

We explored several of the on-site museums and the views. After climbing around the place, we headed back down the hill, had a bite to eat along the way, then walked over to Stockbridge Village, where I lived last year. While Prean and Viktor explored the shops, I left and returned for a nap.

Later we watched a movie and think we were all tired after walking most of the day. My step counter said I walked over 18,000 steps.

Tomorrow we’re planning to walk over to Calton Hill to visit the various memorials that are located on this historic site. Prean would like to visit Stockbridge again.



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