Sunday, May 1, 2011

Castles, Castles and More Castles!

Threave, castle keep of the Black Douglas,
Dumfries Galloway, SW Scotland
Swim or take the boat.

Castle Raglan, South Wales
The keep to the left is the best place to
hide from the IRS--toilet and well included.

Castle Conwy, NW Wales

Priest's Hole, Castle Bolton.

Castle Bolton, Yorkshire Dales
If you wanted to invade this castle, you'd better
know the layout of the courtyard gates.

Penrhyn Castle in North Wales, on Menai Strait
Built for show, not fortification, but a beauty!

Castle Dunvegan is still lived in by the 30th Chief of the Clan MacLeod.
NW Isle of Skye, Scotland
Castle An Eilean sits on the West Highlands mainland
where Loch Duich meets Loch Alsh.
Castle Brodie, near Moray Firth, Scottish Highlands.

Castle Drum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
The keep with its arrow loops.

Castle Crathes, Scotland
Window seat or arrow loop, the loo is still quite convenient.
Castle Loch Leven, in middle of the loch.
Celts, monks and Kings lived here or used it as a jail.
Then a Douglas castle.
 Most famous 'guest' was Mary Queen of Scots.
This is where she was forced to abdicate the throne in favor
of her small son James VI of Scotland, I of England.
Alnwick Castle, Seat of Duke and Duchess of Northumberland
and where Harry Potter learned to fly.
Bamburgh castle, Coast of Northumberland.
Bodiam Castle, on the Weald of Kent, South of England.
Lindisfarne Castle, North Sea coast, Northumberland.
Fairytale castle of Craigievar, Scotland.
Castle An Eilean on a lovely spring morn.
The loch tide stands still for maybe five minutes!
View of Castle Drum's 'modern' entrance.