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Exploring England - Leeds Castle, Kent

You would be forgiven for thinking Leeds Castle would be in Leeds or at least somewhere nearby but… nope.  The castle is in Kent, near to Maidstone, is nearly 900 years old and lives up to its name as ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World’ (not sure who awards these titles though…)  There is a gorgeous moat that runs around it, a maze to have a little wander around and the inside of the castle is worth a quick look around too.   38 more words


Stirling Castle – Home of Scotland’s Renaissance Kings and Queens

Stirling Castle is equalled only by Edinburgh Castle in age and prestige. It was in royal hands from at least 1110 and played a key role in the Wars of Independence (1296-1357). 28 more words


How to Build a Castle

A friend of mine recommended this documentary series on a group of folks building a medieval castle in France. I am totally hooked. I would love to join these guys for a few weeks to help them build this castle. 183 more words


Tossa de Mar: my beach paradise in Costa Brava

If you ask me what my favorite place in Costa Brava is, there can only be one answer: Tossa de Mar. This centuries-old beach town is perfect for a weekend away from the city: from its cobblestone streets, to its charming castle with breathtaking views, to the beautiful beaches and coves in the area hidden in between the hills, you’ll be left thinking how it’s possible you didn’t know about this little spot before. 392 more words


Brickstein Winter Castle

André Blix rendered a beautiful winter time castle. The complex has a church, dining hall and gatehouse, among other buildings. The castle also includes a rotating Christmas tree.

Getting incredible views at Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Frehel and Saint-Malo | Travel Blog France #4

We were past the first half of our trip around Normandy and Brittany, and the weather was great for the first half of the day, but in the rest of the day not so great. 274 more words


Day 234 Mile 234: Jackdaws & Gulls on the Offside Castle 

Day 234 Mile 234: Jackdaws & Gulls on the Offside Castle. Conwy Castle is an amazing structure, completed in 1289 it dominates the head of the Conwy valley, overlooking the river and encircling the town with imposing walls of protective stone. 334 more words