Forgotten Castles

Category : Travel
Date : 05/12/2016
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I recently realised that I haven’t posted all the images from our trip to Scotland last year. I guess I had plans to post them just before the the second trip but forgot about it when it was postponed. One thing I’ll be advocating for on that trip is to visit as many castles as possible. Scotland has many of them and I’m sure most of them have intriguing histories and beautiful surroundings to admire. Until then here’s some of the castles and monuments we passed or visited during our trip a year ago.

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 I was quit curious about Doune Castle. This where Outlander, the show that inspired us to come to Scotland was partly shot. I walked around the castle trying to figure out what they had altered for the show. Just as we were leaving for the bus I was standing in front of the castle and that last scene from the first episode came to mind. Doune Castle has also been used in Game of Thrones and Monty Python.

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One of the drawbacks of guided tours is that you’re often on a tight timetable. Sure, you get to see a lot of places in a short time but you at times feel rushed at the stops you do make. That’t why we often opted out of entering some of the sights we visited.

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We didn’t enter this castle as we felt there wasn’t much interiors to see. The castle is from the 13th century so it’s mostly unfurnished but it’s definitely worth a visit for Oulander and Game of Thrones fans.

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Endless curiosity is what usually leads me to most tourist traps. It’s like I have to go there and see what all the fuss is about. I felt I couldn’t visit Edinburgh without going to Edinburgh Castle. It looked so mighty from below on our first stormy evening in the city.

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You get a pretty good view of the city from the castle.

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We only passed Stirling Castle on our tour but I hope to visit it the next time I’m in Scotland.

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The tour guide really went into details when describing William Wallace’s execution. It kind of made me reluctant to enter the Wallace Monument.

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The village below the monument looks quit cosy doesn’t it?  

 

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