Visiting Edinburgh, Red Phone Booths, UK, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh: Red Phone Booths

My Favorite Red Phone Booths in Scotland

Red Phone Booths, Grasmere

The bright red phone booths across the UK are always catching my eye! I have about a gazillion photos of these booths from hikes and walks and travels in the last three years. This one is from the Coast to Coast walk in Grasmere with Diane.

But there are two red phone booths that I go back to again and again.

Red Phone Booths, Edinburgh

(Hello matching Arkansas shirts for Sarabeth and me!)

They are bright and clean and always ready for your photo! Also they are right next to the cleanest free bathrooms in Edinburgh. HANDY!

Red Phone Booths, Edinburgh, Scotland

(Elizabeth and Simon. Incidentally this was Simon’s last trip to Edinburgh. He says he is never going again because “all we do is walk around…”)

These two gems are right inside the walls of Edinburgh Castle.

Speyside Sistas, Speyside Way, Macs Adventure, Whisky Trail

(Rhonda and Carol saying hello!)

When you approach the castle, you can actually get pretty far up into it before you have to present a ticket. Even if you aren’t going to the castle, you should walk up and say hello to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce who are on either side of the entrance. The ticket lines are just inside the first entrance to the right, but to the left are these two phone booths (and the bathrooms), which you can visit without a ticket. (You can also walk all the way up to the gift shop and look out from the walls that are around the ticket office to the streets below.)

Visiting Edinburgh, Red Phone Booths, UK, Scotland

I made what will mostly likely be my last trip to these bright booths in April with these two sweet friends, Donna and Tanja.

Red Phone Booths

Of course, I also love the phone booths that appear in the middle of nowhere! This one is my sister in Kirk Yetholm, Scotland along St Cuthbert’s Way (also the end of the Pennine Way).

Do you have a favorite red phone booth in the UK? Do tell me where it is!


  1. Love these! Nathan and I will definitely have to photoshoot here if we visit Edinburgh.

    P.S. My link up is open… Just in case you have a chance to add this. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oooh! I want to see that for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚ Send me a photo when y’all go. Will definitely add it in. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Not in the UK, but I had one in Batesville (Arkansas, for you Brits) until one day I noticed … it was gone! It was in downtown Batesville, on beautiful Main Street at an outdoor flower nursery. I still haven’t figured out what happened to it, but your post reminded me that I need to ask that nursery owner what he did with it.

    I LOVE your red UK phone booths! What fun pics!

    1. I think I would go a bit giddy seeing a red phone booth in the US now. You definitely need to track that baby down. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Bruce thought he read something about it in the local paper when it went away, but 1) he forgot to tell me and 2) I can’t find anything about it in the paper’s archives. I’ll let you know if I find out something! And, Sarah, I look forward to your photos WHEN you visit Edinburgh. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Such a fun post! I also love the red phone booths…great idea to take photos of all those you find in the UK. Mind you, these could even make for a great photobook that you could sell – just a thought there ๐Ÿ™‚ PS: I remember my last visit to Scotland. It was freezing cold…but oh so beautiful.

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