2013-08-26

Tantallon Castle



I visited the castle 13 years ago and I must say it hasn't changed much since then ;-) This time, however, I had a whole lot more time at my disposal to relish this gorgeous place. 


When I was approaching the castle I could hear subtle, remote sounds of bagpipes, which always affect me. Just listen to the melody. Isn't it beautiful? Some people claim it's rather more aggravating than sensuous though  ;)

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I love visiting old houses or castles as I can get the sense of how people used to live there or at least I try to use my vivid imagination. Tantallon Castle makes it easier as there are signs of the extant rooms. My friends decided to have a picnic in one of these rooms, and more precisely, in this kitchen with two fireplaces ;)




I also climbed up some of the towers to get a good look at vast ruins, the thickness of the walls, the Bass Rock and a beautifully wild and mysterious coastline. The scenery was simply breathtaking!



















We left the castle and we couldn't find a bus stop, so we decided on countryside walk along the coast. Honestly, I had been hoping to take such a lovely stroll through the Scottish countryside for a long while. It was a fantastic reminder of my summer vacation on a Scottish farm in 2000. All my memories came back to me immediately. I guess we all become more and more sentimental with age, don't we?







It's so easy to fall in love with Scotland! To me, this is the landscape to die for.

3 comments:

  1. Beauuuutiful

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  2. When I was in Scotland we went to Linlithgow Castle, which was also amazing. Yep, you can fall in love with Scotland.
    Asia P.

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  3. Oh, Linlithgow Castle was also in my list, but we didn't make it! Hopefully next time! :)

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