Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital city’s skyline, as if ever watchful and ever present. First used as a stronghold during the Iron Age, this point offers some amazing views and therefore became a natural spot for the first warriors who defended this land. The nations’s oldest poetry tells of a war band feasting here for a year before riding to their deaths in battle – very Scottish!
During its long history, battles were fought over this castle, sieges exacted on it, royalty has lived and died within its walls, and countless generations have been lived under its shadow.
During the Spring of 2014 I was thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the land of my ancestors and to go to Scotland. My family, being from Stirling, had much history interwoven in the Closes and Universities of Edinburgh. As my friends and I got off the train and stepped out into the beautiful Edinburgh sun, I must admit I felt as though I was at home.
And it was glorious!
I am now planning my next Scottish adventure!