• 12Sep

    Of course you can’t visit Scotland without visiting castles!

    This is Culzean Castle.

    It had a fabulous clock tower.

    It’s on the coast near Ayr.

    The view up the coast was incredible!

    I was fascinated by the erosion of some of the sandstone!

    Probably the most famous castle in Scotland is Edinburgh Castle.  It totally dominates the city and you can see what a strategic vantage point it had.

    Our first evening in Edinburgh we took this sunset shot.  It had been raining and the sun peeked through for just a few minutes and lit up the castle!

    This is Cawdor Castle, still occupied by the Dowager Duchess of Cawdor, but she opens it in the summer for tours.

    We spent more time touring the fabulous gardens than we did the castle!

    This is the remains of Urquart Castle.

    It was such a beautiful setting.

    It was spread out over a very large area.

    We climbed the tower and peeked through the windows.

    I loved this tiny round one!

    Stirling Castle.  Do you see a trend with the weather while we were in Scotland?  We were there for two weeks and saw very little blue sky!

    This was a cool little ruin.  It must have been a tiny castle–just perfect for a princess!

    Here’s a castle we snapped from the bus.

    Those castle builders really knew how to pick the best real estate!





6 Responses

  • Anne Wiens Says:

    I was able to visit Scotland back in October of 2001. probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip, but I sure hope not! I saw Claypots and Broughty castles in Dundee, and the remnants of St Andrew’s. Only saw Edinburgh Castle from the train.

  • Sue Says:

    Karen, I’m sure glad you travel and post these pictures. It’s been forever since I’ve traveled any place fun, but these pictures make me feel like I’ve been going everywhere.

  • Regan Martin Says:

    Gorgeous views from the castles! What did the insides look like? Were they still intact? I’d love to take a tour if we ever get over there. It’s on my bucket list!

  • Sally Says:

    Loved the castles. Great photos.

  • Colleen Says:

    Such great pictures. Looks like a nice time

  • Jada Says:

    If you ever go back, you must go see Dalhousie Castle. I got married there last March and it was absolutely stunning! They have an amazing falconry as well, and you can sleep there overnight. Absolutely beautiful.

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