Just doing some casual real-estate shopping. No biggie.
June 16, 2016
I had been excited to tour the Edinburgh castle since the moment I laid eyes on it the first day were were here in Scotland. Perched upon a hill in the center of town, this castle was a sight to see.
After a cheeky Nando’s with the lads, we headed over to the castle. Except it’s not actually much of a castle, it’s more of a fortress. Though it doesn’t look it from afar, there is an entire village inside of the castle walls. I was amazed walking around and realizing just how massive this place was. And not only was there an entire society within the walls, everything was perfectly preserved. Unlike the Dunluce castle ruins we visited in Northern Ireland, almost everything in this castle down to the beds the prisoners slept on were still intact.
I was really fascinated by the history of the Scottish Crown Jewels. Because of their constant rivalry and war with England, the Scots buried the crown jewels and other precious artifacts for years in order to prevent the English from stealing them. Despite being hidden in the Earth for near centuries, the crown jewels are still very much intact to this day.
The “apartment” within the castle was the most impressive part. This was no ordinary apartment, it was huge. Way larger than was normal for any person who lived in the time period when it was built. The people who ruled the castle had some serious cash. Hashtag goals am I right?
After exploring the castle for a few hours, we went back to the dorms to work on our papers. But first, we stopped by and ice cream truck to get Scottish flakes. What a way to end the day!