Tag Archives: Castles

Puffins in Peril

Taking into consideration that this may be your first view of a puffin you may be intrigued as to what exactly a puffin is and where it might be found. Upon my first view of this incredible air, land & … Continue reading

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Stephen Biesty’s Castles

A Fabulous Book on Castles !   A Review of Stephen Biesty’s Castles ISBN 1-59270-031-4 If you feel that you have seen every viable book on castles and that they can’t be bested, then you must either buy or at … Continue reading

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On the Tower

This German poet was born into royalty at her ancestral castle of Meersburg near Münster and never married although she found young suitors during her lifetime. She is considered to be a preeminent female poet of the 19th century.  (The … Continue reading

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Buckinghamshire’s Baileys and Barbicans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9gQHYJ0wYQ Stretching out fifty miles north of London and Windsor Castle’s boundaries, Buckinghamshire became a hostile area toward castles during the middle ages. Long-abandoned Norman edifices include Buckingham Castle, Castlethorpe and Bolebec. Boarstall Tower is the only medieval stone castle … Continue reading

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Scintillating Scilly Isles featuring Star Castle

and other Strongholds Historically, the Scilly Isles were used by pirates and ancient mariners for clandestine respites but even before, in more ancient times, Greek and Roman literature alike referenced the Scillies in myth and legend. The Celtic people professed … Continue reading

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Sleepy Surrey’s Strongholds

Surrey’s charming countryside is surrounded by larger and more encroaching counties than itself- being Hampshire on the west, the Sussex counties along the southern border, Kent on the east and London and Berkshire northeast and northwest, respectively, with Windsor Castle … Continue reading

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Gracious Glen Eyrie

This past weekend I went on an excursion which included Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs in the itinerary. I’ve wanted to visit this castle for decades now and so have fulfilled a long time wanderlust urge. I’ve been to … Continue reading

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Castles Can be Funny…

Observe: Be careful with the King- he hasn’t the best sense of humor… and if it’s political, it’s best unsaid. Just a bit of royal advice from The Castle Lady

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West Somerset Strongholds

Somerset’s western sector, delineated by the M5, has quite a few castles of every variety plus, as you progress further west into the county, you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most beautiful national forests you may … Continue reading

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Valentine Castle Poetry

Love is the castle doubt is the moat desire is the paddle and hope is the boat. – Kellie Elmore from http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/castles We built a castle near the rocks, we built it out of sand. Our fortress was an ice … Continue reading

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