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Haunted Castles in Scotland That You Can Stay in!

Would you be brave enough to stay in a haunted castle? I'm not sure I could do it! In keeping with the Halloween month, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the haunted castles in Scotland - castles that you can actually stay in! Scotland is a place that is filled… Continue reading Haunted Castles in Scotland That You Can Stay in!

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5 Unique Places to Stay in Scotland that are Steeped in History

There are certainly plenty of amazing and unique places for you to stay at in Scotland. With castles, country houses and centuries-old building that have been converted into beautiful holiday properties, there is always somewhere perfect for you to stay in Scotland. It's been years since I last visited Scotland, but since I've limited my… Continue reading 5 Unique Places to Stay in Scotland that are Steeped in History

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Dolbadarn Castle – Castle Review

Built: Between 1220s and 1230s Location: Caernarfon LL55 4UB History: Dolbadarn Castle is a fortification built by the Welsh prince Llywelyn the Great during the early 13th century, at the base of the Llanberis Pass, in northern Wales. The castle was important both militarily and as a symbol of Llywelyn's power and authority. The castle features a large stone keep, which historian Richard Avent considers "the… Continue reading Dolbadarn Castle – Castle Review

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Valle Crucis Abbey

Built: 1553-1560s Location: Llangollen LL20 8DD History: Valle Crucis was truly Welsh from the moment it was founded in 1201 by Prince Madog ap Gruffydd and the ‘white monks’ of the Cistercian order. Its Latin name (Valley of the Cross) refers to the nearby ninth-century Pillar of Eliseg, erected for the glory of a Welsh chieftain. Monks had… Continue reading Valle Crucis Abbey