Have you ever visited Edinburgh Castle in lovely Scotland? Blimey, look at this great shot by @edinburgh_edition... how wonderful with the autumnal colours of the trees reflecting that gorgeous ancient building! I do love a good castle. If anyone has a spare one they no longer want, I'm more than happy to take it over. 'Ta very much!
Edinburgh Castle is built high on an impressive 700 million year old extinct volcano called Castle Rock, in the middle of what is now the city of Edinburgh. No fairytale castle, this is the real thing, an uncompromisingly defensive structure that seems to grow organically out of the living rock beneath it. The site of Edinburgh Castle was occupied as early as 900BC. By the time the Romans made their brief visits to Scotland in AD80 and AD139 it was an important fort of the Votadini people, later known as the Gododdin, who called it Din Eidyn. Bless you. The earliest record of a castle come in 1093 – when the Picts and the Scots established ‘the castle of the Maidens’ on this spot.
Isn't it incredible... 1093AD! Such amazing history. And now we can all experience it whilst scoffing on a deep fried Mars bar! And yes, that's a real thing in the land of bagpipes. Before you go "Ewww", remember, frying chocolate in batter helps to remove belly fat. 100% true. Bloke in the pub told me.
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