Thursday, November 8, 2018

Travel Thursday - The Man's Dream Day

After tolerating a day of visiting my dead relatives, August 11th was all about the Man. We remained  in the Edinburgh area and spent time in castles. A life time ago we had visited the Edinburgh castle and given it was a weekend and busy, our wonderful hostess Yamini took us to two less busy castles. We were also treated to our last day of sun this trip.

First stop - Craigmillar Castle, a short jaunt (like 10 minutes) from Yamini's father's place. This castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.  It became famous as the place that Queen Mary rested and recovered in after the birth of her son and plotted the death of her husband. 

 Growing in the courtyard.

Looking toward the city

Yamini taught us to play this medieval bowling type game (note to self, don't play it on very uneven castle floors).

After a quick lunch, and a trip to the airport with Yamini's sister to get our lost bags (the whole family are wonderfully kind), we drove east down the coast to Tantallon Castle.  While we enjoyed the building of Craigmillar, the location on the coast of Tantallon was stunning. 

At the top the Man had a slight case of acrophobia, but the loving and supportive Lady made him pose for a picture and then take her picture before he could go down! 

Looking in the water

Our day ended with the Man's favourite food pizza. This may have been his favourite day, 2 castles, his bag returned and pizza!

Next week we head west to the hutch and meet up with another blog pal! Stay tuned!


  1. it is a special feeling to visit such a wonderful place... to touch the stones people touched so many moons ago...

  2. Hari Om
    I love seeing this through your eyes!!! YAM xx

  3. All amazing ... what a fantastic vacation, trip!

  4. Ghostwriter has been to some castles. Shes always amazed by them and can't imagine the work that must have been involved in building them! Thanks for showing us your beautiful pictures.

  5. Oooh, what pretty castles! It's a shame queens like me don't get castles to live in anymore.

  6. What a treat! The castles are absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Yay for The Man and I know he was glad not to have to drive and RV all around Scotland.
    Lovely photos
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Wonderful post. Can you believe that Gail has lived in Scotland and she has not visited either Craigmillar or Tantallon.
    One day maybe!
    Toodle pip!

  9. What a great time...I just loved the castles in Germany...just thinking of how much history they had "seen" is overwhelming!

  10. The Man truly looks like he had a great day - we can tell by his smile and body language:) Those castles are amazing. Putting all that stone in place must have been quite the challenge.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. What fun! I had a business trip to Dublin and on the weekend rented a car and went to the coast of Northern Island. There was one incredible castle up there and it was so beautiful!

  12. Looks like the Man had a great day!
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. What a happy man!! I love old castles and imaging the lives of people so long ago.

  14. Wowsa! How funs!!! Ma looooves the castles too! I thinks it would be super duper funs to do zoomies on all that green grass!!!
    Oh, and pizza bones would be most FABulous!! BOL!!
    Ruby ♥

  15. Such a wonderful castle tour! What a remarkable fireplace...glad I don't have to chop the wood for that monster but I'll bet a big fire was necessary to keep the Highlands chill off the castle's inhabitants.

  16. It must be cool to touch so much history. Thanks for taking us along.

  17. Wow great pictures and very cool castles. Dat fireplace was huge!!

    Matt & Matilda



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