The Historic City of #Stirling #Photography #MondayBlogs

The approach to Stirling is impressive with this incredible view of Stirling Castle (more of the castle in a future post) perched on top of the cliff. Its position was important in the line of defence and the town was granted a Royal Charter in the 12th century. It was witness to battles against the … Continue reading The Historic City of #Stirling #Photography #MondayBlogs

Luss ~ Lovely Village on the Shores of Loch Lomond #Photography #Scotland

Luss is a lovely little conservation village on the west coast of Loch Lomond, within the Trossachs National Park. It was used for exterior filming of the Scottish day time soap 'Take the High Road' during the 80s and 90s. Unfortunately the church wasn't open on the day we visited but the churchyard was interesting, … Continue reading Luss ~ Lovely Village on the Shores of Loch Lomond #Photography #Scotland

Penrhyn Castle ~ Part 3 ~ The Interior #Photography

The castle took over fifteen years to complete and after seeing the incredibly intricate and opulent interior I could appreciate why. The library... One of the guest bedrooms with a slate bed, made especially for Queen Victoria... Every self-respecting castle has its own chapel... Just one room in the servants quarters - the cook’s sitting … Continue reading Penrhyn Castle ~ Part 3 ~ The Interior #Photography

Penrhyn Castle ~ Part 2 ~ The Setting #Photography

From its elevated vantage point, the views from Penrhyn Castle are spectacular and far reaching. From the seascape (when the tide’s in) to Llandudno Bay and the Great Orme to views over the Menai Strait and Anglesey, or inland to Snowdonia, whichever way you look there are stunning vistas. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

A Lovely Day in #Portmeirion #Wales #Photography #SundayBlogShare

Portmeirion was designed and built in the Italianate style by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between the 1920s and 1970s, with colourful, elaborate buildings. A charitable trust now owns the village, and it’s a tourist attraction with hotels, holiday cottages, eateries and shops. There are beautiful coastal walks and woodland gardens Portmeirion has inspired writers and TV … Continue reading A Lovely Day in #Portmeirion #Wales #Photography #SundayBlogShare

Church Island ~ Menai Bridge #Photography #MondayBlogs

Following on from last week’s post about the Belgian Promenade, as you walk across the causeway on to Church Island you're met by this amazing tree and the stone plaque that goes with it. Despite the plaque over the fabulous old door of the church, dedicated to the Celtic Saint Tysilio, this stone church was … Continue reading Church Island ~ Menai Bridge #Photography #MondayBlogs

#Book Inspired Visits #Photography #History @LJRoss_author @sue9631 #MondayBlogs

I love it when books inspire me to visit the places in which they are set. St Oswald’s Church is one such place, a location used in Heavenfield by L.J. Ross. Holy Island and Sycamore Gap are locations in other books by the same author. St Oswald’s is a church perched on top of a … Continue reading #Book Inspired Visits #Photography #History @LJRoss_author @sue9631 #MondayBlogs

A few days in #Wales

We were so lucky with the weather, only one cloudy day and no rain! The first gallery is mostly showing the ruins of St Dogmaels Abbey which is situated in the town of the same name, close to Cardigan, in Pembrokeshire. It dates from around 1115 and initially was home to the prior and twelve … Continue reading A few days in #Wales