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Exploring Edinburgh Castle

During our first wedding anniversary trip to Edinburgh a month or so ago, we visited Edinburgh Castle. I’d actually been there once before but I was very unlikely to remember any of it – I was in my mum’s tummy when she was pregnant with me, 30 years ago! If you visit Edinburgh, the castle is almost always in sight, standing proud up on the hill in the centre of the city. We headed up there one morning and I was blown away by the amount of things to see and do within the castle (almost quite literally, it was a rather windy day!). After exploring some of the grounds, we ventured into the Regimental Museums, to the tune of bagpipes, where we learned about the┬áRoyal Scots Dragoon Guards. Next we headed into my favourite (although perhaps the most dark) part of the castle, the prison. There’s a short video of it here: The first prisoners were French privateers captured in 1758 soon after the outbreak of the Seven Years War, but over the years, …