Hailes Castle – Scotland

Hailes Castle - Scotland

A local man suggested that we visit the small Hailes Castle. It was at least 2 miles down a very narrow lane but the castle was in a great location, just by the river. It was small and very much a ruin. Still with such amazingly hot and sunny weather it was a great little find.

Tantallon Castle – Scotland

Tantallon Castle - Scotland

We decided to go by car towards North Berwick to the East. This was also very busy due to the beautiful weather at the moment. We ended up stopping at Tantallon Castle. I decided it wasn”t worth paying the entrance fee to look around, especially due to the fact there was a lot of scaffolding covering the front of the castle. I managed to get a sneaky few photos over the hedge.

Edinburgh Castle at Dusk

Edinburgh Castle at Dusk

We finally managed to get to our hotel in Edinburgh at around half five. We showered and relaxed before heading back into the city for our evening meal. The Mussel Inn is one of the best sea food restaurants in Edinburgh and was up to its usually high standards. I then went for a little walk up and down Princes Street to get some photos of the castle.

Edinburgh Castle with Merry-go-round

Edinburgh Castle with Merry-go-round

I took the photo on a walk around the castle in the evening. Spent most of the day exploring the major shopping areas of the city but the evening was spent wandering around with the digital camera. As soon as I saw this merry-go-round or carousel in the grounds below Edinburgh Castle I knew it had to be photographed. This image was capture at 8:10 in this evening. I am really loving these long summer evenings.