Category Archives: History

Sligachan Bridge and not checking my coordinates

Before heading off to Scotland I researched every place I wanted to visit and every thing I wanted to photograph.  So when we arrived on the Isle of Skye I was ready – or so I thought.  I let my … Continue reading

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The doors of Saint Giles Cathedral

Doors are fascinating.  They keep things out and they keep things in.  They can be welcoming or they tell you to stay away.  They can be cookie cutter in appearance or they can display a unique personality or at least … Continue reading

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Corgarff Castle – Scotland

I thought I only had one more castle to share here when I noticed something on my Instagram feed.  “Wait a minute!” I exclaimed looking at the photo and then I scrolled through my files to find the formerly unidentified … Continue reading

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Crathes Castle and Gardens

Crathes Castle is a 16th century tower house with beautiful walled gardens containing yew hedges planted as early as 1702.  I went inside of this castle for a moment and saw the amazing ceilings and oak everywhere.  But it was … Continue reading

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Castle Fraser

Castle Fraser – with a core that dates possibly back to the 1450’s –  is one of Scotland’s largest tower houses with quite a few things inside to see including going up to the top of the round tower for … Continue reading

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Fairytale Castle Craigievar

An example of the original Scottish Baronial style is Craigievar Castle; a pink seven story castle completed in 1626 set in the rolling foothills of the Grampian Mountains.  It took some doing to find this castle with all of the … Continue reading

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Almost missed it

The it is Kilchurn Castle ruins here on Loch Awe in Argyl and Bute, Scotland; constructed in the mid 1500’s.  We had just picked up our car from the airport in Edinburgh and were heading west on our  Scotland road … Continue reading

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