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Hever Castle visit September 2020: history and hand sanitiser!

I last visited Hever Castle as a teenager and every time we drive past on the way to Chris’ mum I wish to go. Wishes come true! To mark the end of the summer and enjoy a final day out before school started for the kids, we visited on Saturday 5th September. Tickets for the […]

Holiday 2019: heading south via Gretna Green and Carlisle

Gretna Green was our final place to visit in Scotland. World renowned for marriage elopement, I enjoyed the museum and the whole wedding atmosphere (a wedding party arrived and were getting ready in the car park while we were there). I particularly loved the wedding dresses depicted fashion through the ages. The soppy part of […]

Holiday 2019: Linlithgow Palace and Calderglen Country Park

Linlithgow Palace is a beautiful ruin of a pleasure palace for the Stewart monarchs. James V and his daughter Mary Queen of Scots were booth born here as well as James VI’s daughter Princess E,izabeth from whom the Hanoverians are descended. Sadly the palace became derelict after the monarchy united with that of England and […]

Holiday 2019: festival frenzy in Edinburgh

There were so many places we wanted to visit in Edinburgh and I anticipated we would spend 2 or even 3 days exploring the sights. Sadly our experience was ruined by the sheer multitude of tourists, the exorbitant cost of parking and the disruption due to the preparations for the military tattoo and festivals. We […]