Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category
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.
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 […]
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, […]