Posts Tagged ‘castle’

Some of my favorite places in the UK

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Beautiful places to visit in the UK


Corfe Castle: Intrigue With A View

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

From a wicked stepmother to tales of dungeons and terror, Corfe castle has many stories to tell.


Sudeley Castle and Katherine Parr: Travel Back in Time

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Sudeley Castle is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, and will be an immediate favorite for any Tudor History fan. Queen Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII and stepmother to Mary, Edward, and Elizabeth, is buried here. In acknowledgment of this Tudor link, Sudeley has several Tudor-related exhibits.


Manorbier and Tenby

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

One of the major reasons I like planning my own budget vacation is the flexibility I have in decision making. The day I went to Carew, this factor was brought home to me. In a discussion with the owner of High Noon Guest House, my B&B in Pembroke, he mentioned that I should go to Manorbier. I was able to add it in to my day, and boy, I’m glad I did.


Carew and Cresswell Castles, Wales – Detours and Design

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

One such story of Carew Castle, Wales, is about Princess Nest, a Welsh princess known as the Helen of Wales, who apparently caught the eye of King Henry I. Supposedly, she became his mistress and was married off to Gerald of Windsor. Another man became enamored of Nest, and kidnapped her (some say with her consent).


Pembroke Castle – Welsh Jewel

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Pembroke castle in South Wales is an exciting place to visit.


Criccieth Castle

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Criccieth Castle, in Wales, is a magnificent fortification built by a Welsh Prince.


Harlech Castle -Sentinel of Snowdonia

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Harlech castle in Wales is great for views and history.


Caerphilly Castle

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Caerphilly castle is a must see for any budget visitor to Wales.


Chepstow Castle

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Set high above the meandering Wye river, Chepstow castle is a site to behold. A Norman castle built to withstand the Welsh onslaughts, Chepstow is a fine example of Norman architecture. And, quite simply, it is beautiful. An evocative ruin where you can almost reach out and touch the past. When I went, there was […]