Monday, 19 December 2016

Edinburgh Castle

We didn't go in - but splendid views of the Castle and Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags - shame there wasn't a good geological interpretation board!

Love this elephant - apparently when the 78th Highlanders marched into Edinburgh Castle in 1838 after a long posting in Sri Lanka, their pet elephant marched in with them. The animal soon developed a taste for beer. Each evening, it reached its trunk through the canteen window to get its drink before walking back to the stables to sleep it off!...and to the right Robert the Bruce. 

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