castles in their perfect element.

stirling castle

The uncharacteristically gorgeous weather quickly changed to typical rainy, cold Scottish weather. Although I did not pack well and have been consistently cold and wet, I must admit that the majestic Edinburgh and Stirling castles looked ideal with thick fog and storm clouds rolling in around them.

stained glass in the oldest chapel ever
ceiling in Edinburgh Castle
afternoon tea + maps

The dreary weather also makes dark pubs with fireplaces that much cozier. Enjoying a cup of tea or glass of wine every afternoon is a wonderful ritual I'm quickly getting used to.