Castle

824c – Aberystwyth Castle

9 Sep , 2018  

Aberystwyth

We have a better look around the remains of the King Edward the First built castle. Not much still stands in comparison to many of the other Edwardian castles built in the 13th century, although the great gate, north-west gate and 20th century stone circle are a dramatic sight and evoke more memories. Walk along […]

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815d – Scarborough Castle

15 Jun , 2018  

Yorkshire break

Friday 15th June begins with a fantastic breakfast in the Elizabethan period dining room, and  a tour of the house with its history and Bronte connections explained for almost two hours! Our hosts are so very kind and incredibly knowledgable; we are even allowed to see Charlotte’s signature in an autograph collection from the late […]

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814e – Audley’s Castle

14 May , 2018  

Audley's Castle

After relaxing at the cottage we go for an evening walk in a part of the estate not visited so far by us other than passing by it on the morning run. We walk up to the remains of Audley’s Castle built during the medieval period and with a commanding view of the lough from […]

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804 – Usk Castle

13 Jan , 2018  

Usk Castle

My first day out for 2018 and it is a cool, cloudy day. I go to Usk for the afternoon with Alex and his mum Jen. After a lovely light lunch in a cafe with cosy rooms (we sit on sofas  in front of a real fire) we have a look around Usk Castle. Privately […]

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795r – Cesme Castle

28 Sep , 2017  

Cesme Castle

Thursday 28th is like previous days, sunny, warm with a lovely breeze. Another very relaxed day, a lovely buffet breakfast and then we spend the morning exploring the town. Cesme castle costs 8TL each to look around both the fortress and the museum. The early 16th century fortress has been restored recently, so it looks […]

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795i – Selcuk Castle

21 Sep , 2017  

Selcuk Castle, Ephesus

The castle is located above the Basilica of St. John and dominates the highest part of the hill. The Byzantine/Ottoman castle has been heavily reconstructed over the last nine years with half of the castle still closed off while the process continues. There are the remains of cisterns and a mosque within the castle walls, […]

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779 – Scarborough Castle

28 May , 2017  

Scarborough Castle, May 2017

A sunny, very still day, which turns out to be unfortunate for the kite festival taking place in the castle. Wander around for an hour. There are plenty of people on the grass enjoying the sun, but not much kite action. Enjoy the views from the castle headland of the north and south bays, very […]

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777c – Pembroke Castle

14 May , 2017  

Pembroke Castle

We have a short drive into Pembroke and then pay £6.60 each (excellent value) to spend three hours exploring the most dramatic of the castles in this part of Wales. We enjoy the views from the top of the great tower and various stretches of the wall walk, the card cutout figures from the castle’s […]

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Castle, Mosque, Walk

767d – Egirdir walk

21 Sep , 2016  

Egirdir Lake

Wednesday 21st September begins very sunny and warm (mid 20s) but we do have some wind and rain in the late evening. We spend half a day exploring the town. We begin by walking around the small peninsula headland again to see it in the daylight (passing a rare survivor, an Orthodox church, sadly closed) […]

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759a – Helmsley Castle

31 Jul , 2016  

Helmsley Castle

A sunny day with high clouds, some darker clouds later and a short shower. We spend two hours in Helmsley initially exploring the castle. From the visitor entrance we walk to the outer bailey passing the sculptors of soldiers, then into the barbican and to the remains of the tall east tower, then the west […]

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