Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 266

Today we take another trip to Edinburgh for one of our “Lockdown Walks” as we continue to take a look at some of the historic buildings which surround the tramway.

This time around we can see Edinburgh Castle – the oldest part of which is the tiny St Margaret’s Chapel from 1130. The castle was built on a volcanic plug and we see it here in this photo taken from the aptly named Castle Street., a road which was pedestrianised in the early 2000s. A much more modern building is on the left with it being built to replace the Palace Hotel which was gutted by a fire in June 1991.

The tram we see in this photo is 266 which is running citybound. Just behind the tram is a statue of Thomas Guthrie (1803-73), Free Church preacher and philanthropist. This is definitely a photo to be logged under the not likely to get it if it wasn’t for lockdown category! (Photograph by Roy Calderwood, 19th February 2021)

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