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Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, England

This evening, the focus of my blog is Alnwick Castle in northern England. Some key facts:

  • Situated on the banks of the River Aln.

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Cawdor Castle, Scottish Highlands

This evening, I am focusing on Cawdor Castle near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. This is a popular visitor attraction during summer time no doubt aided by its close location to Inverness and the famous Culloden Battlefield site. Apart from the castle building (on which more below) there are other facilities for the visitor including:

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Reenactment Medieval Lady

Reenactment Medieval Lady at Doune Castle

This morning, I collected my tour group from Edinburgh New Town and then proceeded as follows:

  • First, about one hour drive to central Scotland with aim of visiting Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions. However, we were thwarted in our objective by no lesser a person than H.M. the Queen who was scheduled to visit the castle during the afternoon resulting in a closure of the castle to visitors until after her visit had concluded. Like many other visitors we diverted to nearby Doune Castle which has a link with Stirling Castle in that Doune was a former Royal hunting lodge for the Scottish royal family which resided at Stirling during medieval times.
Doune Castle, Doune

Doune Castle, Doune, Scotland

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