Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category

Edinburgh: Castle and Town

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

When most people think of traveling abroad to Europe: Paris, London, or Rome come to mind. However, just a little further north is Europe’s diamond, the city of Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a must-see city on any European tour.

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Dunstaffnage Castle

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Dunstaffnage castle is a Scottish masterpiece, carefully weaving together past and present into a tapestry of adventure for your family outing.

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Doune Castle Video

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Doune Castle pictures put to music. Check it out!Your email:  Doune Castle pictures put to music. Check it out!Your email: 

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Caerlaverock Castle, Scotland

Thursday, August 19th, 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.

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Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

I almost missed Dunrobin castle. We were in Scotland for the Homecoming and were driving up towards Scrabster when we saw these towers looming in the distance. Intrigued, we pulled in to the castle parking lot. Wow!

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Bannockburn Battlefield and Castle Campbell, Scotland

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Watch the video below to see views of Bannockburn battlefield (important in the war for Scotland’s independence) and Castle Campbell. The video is not very long, but you will be able to see several views of each site.

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Tantallon Castle

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

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 […]

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Threave Castle, Scotland

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Threave Castle – step off the beaten track and visit this little gem in Scotland. Threave Castle – step off the beaten track and visit this little gem in Scotland.

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The Italian Chapel in Orkney

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The Italian Chapel, on the island of Lamb Holm in Orkney, was built by Italian prisoners of war during the second world war.  The prisoners, who had been captured in North Africa, were housed on the island in order to work on the Churchill barriers.  These barriers became causeways linking the islands together. In 1943, […]

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