Off the Beaten Path: Newark Castle

My husband has always been fascinated with castles.  From the earliest years of our marriage he possessed large picture books about castles, movies that take place in the age of castles, role playing games where the quests led to castles, and Legos that he would design and construct into crazy, massive, elaborate castles (yep, he's … Continue reading Off the Beaten Path: Newark Castle

Off the Beaten Path: Hailes Castle

One of the things I love best about our travels in Scotland is finding the places that most tourists have never heard about. That is not to say that the most popular and well-publicized sites aren't great.  Many are!  But there is just something really fun and special about waking in the morning with only … Continue reading Off the Beaten Path: Hailes Castle

Once Upon a Time…

...there was a fairy tale castle of the most winsome sort that rested on a beautiful parkland and overlooked the cold, shining waters of the Firth of Forth. It was called Lauriston and it was a lovely castle, full of beauty and grace and it enchanted everyone who visited, both humans and canines alike. It … Continue reading Once Upon a Time…