I present you a virtual tour of seven castles. The castles I chose are mainly medieval, or of medieval origins, except one.
Imagine a bustling port city in the 1600s. Merchant ships loading
Durham castle and cathedral sit on a hill over the River Wear. The view from the top is beautiful,
No matter how many times one has visited London, the city always has one more secret to share
The views from the keep are astounding: the town
Grapevine, settled in 1844, is known for its wineries and wine tasting rooms. Yes, it’s Texas but still.
Volterra. Velathri. Volaterrae. The area has appealed to settlers since the Neolithic Age for its advantageous location on top of a hill and natural resources. The Etruscans founded the town of Velathri on this hill and fortified it in the 4th century BC. In the 3rd century BC, the Etruscans realized it was pointless to…
“If you think about it, these cathedrals and castles are a lot older than my own country!” This was my reply to my husband years ago, when he asked why I find medieval constructions fascinating. He grew up among them so they don’t pique his curiosity. But to me they are truly interesting. I appreciate…
Did you know that American troops invaded Canada once? Yes – well done, you history buff you! No – don’t feel bad, I didn’t know it either. In 1812, the United States and Great Britain went to war. In April 1813, the US Army and Navy attacked York, as Toronto was called then. The outnumbered…
History walk with The Guildford Town Guides, voluntary guides who take visitors on themed walks around Guildford. #England #Guildford #travel