Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

Sitting next to the beautiful and mysterious Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle has had many owners and seen many battles.It was a medieval stronghold for over 500 years. The Scots and the English fought over the castle's control during the Wars of Independence and the Lords of the Isles raided the castle well into the 16th …

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Edinburgh’s Secret Underground Street: Mary King’s Close

Edinburgh’s buildings conceal a hidden street called Mary King’s Close. Underneath the Royal Mile, an underground street remained almost untouched for hundreds of years. A long street with narrow passageways conceals houses from the 17th century. The street was the second largest in Edinburgh and was used as a market. All different social classes lived …

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Anne Boleyn and Hever Castle

Hever Castle is over 700 years old and was built in 1270. It was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Henry the VIII's 2nd wife. Unfortunately, she met a savage end, when she was beheaded by her husband, after being accused of high treason... Henry had 6 wives Divorced - Catherine of Aragon Beheaded - Anne Boleyn …

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Glastonbury and Legend of King Arthur

When someone says "Glastonbury" hippies, music, mud and fields filled with tents all come to mind - conjuring up imagines of the legendary Glastonbury Festival. However, Glastonbury has a long history, rich with legend and folklore. From the sword in the stone to the knights of the round table, King Arthur's legend has spread from …

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Granada, an Islamic History of a Spanish City

It is not widely known that Granada was one of the Muslim cities of Spain. Ornately decorated palaces, foreboding fortresses towering over the cities ramshackle, cobbled streets are what Granada is known for. Heavily influenced by Morocco's past culture and political support, Granada's culture is one of European combined with Arab architecture. Houses are covered …

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Dragons, Castles and Magical Bones of Krakow

Under the Town Square lies a city hundreds of years old. People of today wander and walk over history deep underground without realising it, they are treading where 1000’s of people have trodden over the centuries. In the 8th century Krakow was an impressive town, with fortifications, Wawel castle and was surrounded by settlements. From the …

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