Archive for August, 2010
Caerlaverock Castle is unusual – a triangular-shaped edifice, it stands out amongst all other medieval castles. Located near the Solway Firth, the castle is really interesting to visit. There is the “new” castle and the place where the “old” castle stood. The castle was built by the Maxwell family and stood very close to England.
Charleston, South Carolina is a vacationer’s paradise. From the genteel southern plantations to the historic market section, Charleston has something to offer everyone. It’s also close to several beaches. I have been to Charleston several times and have found something new and exciting each time. One of my favorite places to visit is Poogan’s Porch, a restaurant downtown. Simply walking downtown is fun in itself.
Compton castle was home to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, known for attempt at colonization in Newfoundland. He was also the half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh. Humphrey’s mother, Katherine Champernowne, remarried after Humphrey’s father died. For those interested in Tudor history, this Katherine Champernowne was the niece of Kat Ashley (governess of Queen Elizabeth I).
Tantallon Castle evokes thoughts of ancient days. It is set against the coast with a view of Bass Rock. Take your time visiting this site to really appreciate the atmosphere. Tantallon is a wee bit out of the way, but it is worth the effort. Tantallon Castle evokes thoughts of ancient days. It is set […]