Just a short coastal walk from North Berwick lies the imposing ruins of Tantallon Castle. Sitting on the edge of the coast, with Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth as a backdrop, Tantallon Castle is a stunning historic site that should be visited by anyone in East Lothian.
The Royal Mile is the historic heart of the city, where characters from all walks of life were to be found throughout the ages. A mile provides a lot of places to uncover history, and you won’t be disappointed when you start to delve deeper into the stories behind the buildings. In this one-stop-guide to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, I’m taking you right down the mile – from the Castle to the Palace, and EVERYTHING in between. Marvel in the beauty of Edinburgh and its hidden heritage and use this post to plan your next visit to the capital.
Despite being less acknowledged, Scotland’s role in the slave trade is undeniable, and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Much of the city has been developed on wealth accumulated from the slave trade and the docks at Leith received tobacco from the Americas throughout the 17th century.