The following is a guest post. Alnwick Castle in Northumberland is not only an exceptional architectural and historical treasure, it is also a fun and engaging travel destination.
The following is a guest post. Stick a pin in the map of Scotland, and the odds are that you’ll find a castle within five miles of it. From the forbidding tower houses of medieval lords to the gleaming palaces of the Stewart kings, they all have stories of human passion and pride, joy and […]
Although I grew up with all of the typical fancies and notions about castles – my knowledge of Britain’s castles wouldn’t make a drop in a moat. So I decided to re-examine three castles I’ve visited in the past, and see what new lessons I could learn from their architecture and history. This is not […]
Scotland is surely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It also has a long and often bloody history.
For a castle that awes in terms of size, few can compare to Caerphilly Castle near Cardiff in Wales. It is the largest castle in Wales, covering nearly 30 acres of land, and it is the second largest in the whole of Britain and Ireland.
The following is a guest post. If you’re visiting London and looking for a castle visit to add to your list of sites to see, consider Arundel Castle in West Sussex. The castle and its grounds offer much to savor, including theme gardens, priceless art, and historic relics and architecture.
The following is a guest post. Do you believe in ghosts? Britain has a well-deserved reputation of being the most haunted country in the world. On more than one occasion I have taken a skeptic American back to the land of my birth and visited places on this list and, on each and every occasion, […]
The following is a guest post. If your notion of a castle brings to mind an impenetrable fortress balanced high on a precipice above the sea, with churning waves crashing against its walls and seagulls circling overhead, then Northern Ireland’s Dunluce Castle may be the castle for you.
The following is a guest post. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, well, in England at least. Here in the States, a lot of us are in the middle of making plans for Thanksgiving, but in London, the Christmas season in already underway.