Dunluce Castle

Excerpt from the book Travels through History : Northern Ireland and Scotland  Belfast and the Causeway Coast has been rated best region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. In September 2017, Scotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world by a respected travel company, Rough Guides Dunluce Castle dates from around 1500 whenContinue reading “Dunluce Castle”

10 of the UK’s best castles for a family day out

With half-term upon us and summer round the corner, the UK’s castles are rolling out all kinds of entertainment, including medieval-themed activities, theatre, glamping – and a dash of Harry Potter

Take the kids to … Powderham Castle, Kenton, south Devon

This 600-year-old castle is full of fascinating history, but for kids it’s all about being outside, from interactive shows to a pets’ corner, woodland trails and a deer safari

Scotland – Ardvreck Castle

Ardvreck Castle was a MacLeod stronghold from 1597 until it was destroyed by the Seaforth MacKenzies in 1691. The castle is on the shore of Loch Assynt. The mountain called Quinag can be seen in the distance. The waters of the loch, the jagged remains of the castle, and the elegantly shaped mountain behind madeContinue reading “Scotland – Ardvreck Castle”