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.
The following is a guest post. Famously described by Bill Bryson as a ‘Gothic rocket’, the Scott Monument towers above Princes Street in Edinburgh. Would you be brave enough to climb it?
I will always associate Edinburgh with Christmas. The capital city of Scotland boasts an impressive history, and the architecture ranges from ancient to avant-garde, which creates an exciting (if sometimes contentious) city environment.
The following is a guest post. While I don’t live in Kirkwall, I have visited on holiday, and enjoyed the town very much. It isn’t easy to get to, being on the Orkneys in the North Sea, but it is well worth a trip, and there are so many things to do in the town […]