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Thurso Castle, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland

13 Jan 2022 2 minute read 1 comment Hoosie

Another Castle.  Thurso Castle this time, which is located on the edge of the town of Thurso right up on the north coast of Scotland in the county of Caithness.  Its also the town I was born in ! Sadly the castle is in a ruined state.  Although not...

Eilan Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

30 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Hoosie

Eilan Donan Castle is one of the most famous castles in Scotland, and is allegedly the most photographed castled in Scotland.  It is located on the west coast beside the village of Dornie, which is close to the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye. ...

The Iron Age Brochs in Glenelg, West Coast of Scotland

15 Dec 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Hoosie

Scotland has many iron age forts called brochs.  The largest concentration of them is in the North East, in the county of Caithness.  However, the remains of two very good examples can be found in Glenelg, which is on the West Coast, near the Isle of...

Castle Stalker, by Appin, Argyll, Scotland

12 Dec 2021 2 minute read 3 comments Hoosie

Castle Stalker is located on the West Coast of Scotland, by the village of Appin in Argyll, roughly mid-way between Oban and Fort William. It sits on its own little island a few hundred meters offshore in Loch Linnhe (a sea loch).  With views over th...

Crichton Castle, Pathhead, Near Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

6 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Hoosie

Crichton Castle is managed, maintained and run by Historic Environment Scotland.  It is located at Pathhead, near Dalkeith in Midlothian - not that far away from Edinburgh.   There is a fee to enter, or its free if you are a member of Historic Enviro...

Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland

3 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Hoosie

Inveraray Castle sits on the edge of the small town of Inveraray in Argyll in Scotland.  Everything is stunning about the town and the Castle.  The town sits on the shores of Loch Fyne and is overlooked by lovely hills.  The castle is the seat of the...

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Argyll, Scotland

25 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Hoosie

Kilchurn is a stunning ruin of castle on the shores of Loch Awe, in Argyll in Scotland.  It is very popular with photographers as you can catch some stunning views of it with the mountains behind - which I've successfully failed at - as can be seen b...

Dunstaffnage Castle, Dunbeg by Oban, Argyll, Scotland

21 Nov 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Hoosie

I used to live near Dunstaffnage Castle, which is close to Oban in Argyll and have visited it many times. The castle is maintained by Historic Environment Scotland.  Access to the grounds and the chapel in the woods are free.  There is a charge for...

Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

14 Nov 2021 2 minute read 2 comments Hoosie

Another day, another Castle - this time Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Although a ruin, its maintained and run by Historic Environment Scotland, so its safe to visit and you can get inside and into the rooms, and up on the walls.   Durin...

Ordinary visitors and inhabitants around "Miramare Castle"

23 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments lemming

The Miramare Castle was built by Maximillien I emperor of Mexico and brother of the austrian emperor Franz Joseph, near the city of Trieste, north eastern Italy.   It is one of the most important attractions of the city, where it was possible (befor...