Once upon a time castles were full of life, laughter and crowds of people. You would find lords, knights, servants, soldiers and entertainers inside the castle. It would have been ordered and organised, full of pomp and ceremony, but also very cold and smelly! You can probably guess that life in the early castles were… Continue reading What was Life like in a Medieval Castle?
So last week, Luke and I revisited Calke Abbey. This is a historic house that we love and it was actually the first historic house that we visited together. I'm fairly certain that this is the house that made us fall in love with visiting historic places. It's been over a year since we visited… Continue reading Revisiting Historic Places: Why Visiting the Same Place is Just as Good, if Not Better…
Not all castles are big and in your face, some are actually hidden in plain sight. How you might ask? Surely everyone knows a castle when they see one... well that's not always the case. The big stone castles that are clearly visible, the famous ones that show the power and wealth that some people… Continue reading Castle Spotting: How to Spot a Castle Hidden in Plain Sight
For people who loves history or just loves old buildings, then castles are one of most popular remnants of the Middle Ages that are still standing, and are a sure way to travel back in time. Even if you have to use your imagination for a little bit. But so many people assume that castles… Continue reading 12 Common Misconceptions About Castles
There are so many castles that I have visited in the past, and there are so many that I still have left to visit. It’s been a long time since I visited a castle though, I think the last one was Bolsover Castle with Luke and I miss exploring these marvellous creations. So I think… Continue reading My Top 5 Favourite Castles: A Trip Down Memory Lane