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Raby Castle

  Do you know how much I love just stumbling across ancient castles all over the UK? Every time we get in the car and go for a drive we see at least one. They usually pop up unexpectedly around a bend in the road when we’re out in the country, just like this one […]

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Alnwick Castle Gardens in Winter

Full of good food and laughing after our swing through the trees, we walked next door to the Alnwick Castle Gardens. At first I was disappointed because we really wanted to tour the castle itself, but found out just a few days before that it’s closed for the winter. Apparently the Duke of Northumberland and […]

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The Priory at Tynemouth

We had been here a week. I’d taken the Metro once, walked my neighborhood once, taken the bus to the supermarket once. I didn’t know my way around, didn’t know what was here, and we had a visitor. Brian’s brother came down and spent a week with us. Have you ever had a visitor and […]

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Scotland’s Eilean Donan Castle

When we left Comrie on the morning after our hike to the monument, I spent the few hours during the drive in a sort of mesmerized daze. The scenery is so beautiful, the heather covering the hills so purple, the rain clouds so puffy and dramatic that I couldn’t look away.   For about four […]

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Huntly Castle – Walking in Robert the Bruce’s Footsteps

We have a love of surprises and blind turns. While on a job hunting road trip, which was planned as a quick overnighter and suddenly turned into a three day journey, we found ourselves winding through the roads on the east coast of northern Scotland. It’s pretty up there, with rolling hills and thick forests. […]

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