On This Day – Edinburgh Castle and Lead Soldiers

While the current travel restrictions are in place I have no new stories to post so what I thought that I would do is to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

On 24th July 2015 I was in the Scottish Capital City of Edinburgh visiting the castle…

Edinburgh Castle

Even at ten o’clock there was a long queue at the ticket office, sensible people buy their tickets on line and get through quicker but I had failed in this instance to think ahead so I waited in line and shuffled ponderously towards the ticket office like a man with his shoe laces tied together.  I was cheered up however when I got there and noticed that I qualified for a 20% over 60s concession – there are some benefits to getting older but disappointingly the desk clerk didn’t ask me to prove it!

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12 responses to “On This Day – Edinburgh Castle and Lead Soldiers

  1. Have you considered ebay for the soldiers . . . or even to donate them to some museum or display or library?

    . . . or, melt them down to make bullets?

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  2. I always thought of going there but never have….too many cities lol!

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  3. “like a man with his shoe laces tied together.” : great image


  4. We love Edinburgh, we have great memories from there. Also, I, Michaela have a family story to tell. My Great Uncle was posted to Edinburgh Castle during the war, and we believe he put the flag up on the pole upside down!! 😁


  5. You have taught me a lot about Spain. But I’m so thrilled to be learning about Scotland. My middle name aint Douglass for nought.
    Now sorry but I admit I have been recalcitrant about looking at your blog. I am trying to balance the needs of the book I am writing with the main character, Annie, who wants me to write it all a different way.

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  6. Despite visiting Edinburgh regularly, it must be at least 20 years since I visited the castle. It just looms there in the background – I like Stirling much better.


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