Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Doune Castle





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Doune Castle, near Stirling in the Scottish lowlands, is a remarkably intact example of a 14th century stronghold. Unlike many castles, where you have to use your imagination to fill in the gaps between crumbling towers, here you can easily understand the whole design. Of course, in its heyday it would have been lavishly furnished (and heavily guarded), so you do still need to use your imagination to get the best out of a visit. If you can face the long, narrow flight of spiral stairs, it's well worth the climb onto the roof to enjoy the views and see an archers-eye-view of the surroundings.


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6 comments:

Theresa said...

Thanks for your recent visit! I hope you drop by again. I love seeing the photographs of your travels. Nice to meet you via blog land. Visiting from DearCreatives.com

Rachel said...

We tend to think of castles as being stark and uncomfortable, forgetting that they would, as you say, have been lavishly, not to say gaudily furnished, and full of people!

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful old castle. my one is in germany. there is a link. you can see :)

Jacqueline said...

Been here many a time. Great wee castle :)

Deirdre said...

That is quite amazing!

holiday cottages Cornwall said...

This is one of the castles I want to visit on my next vacation in UK.Thanks for sharing the pictures here!

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