Thursday, February 18, 2010

Scotland Castles

I was inspired by Kate Forsyth's Puzzle Ring to post a few of Scotland's Castles.







Eilean Donan Castle





Urquhart Castle










Brodie Castle


Beautiful, all of them. In Kates book it talks about a beautiful castle Hannahs grandmother lives in.  SO I had a need to check out some castles that might have inspired the castle in the book.
These are what I think of when I think of the castle. I was looking into gardens but nothing quite fit what I was thinking of.

13 comments:

Kirthi said...

Ohmygosh! I prefer Irish castles (IRELAND!!!!!!!) but Scottish castles are just as good! Very pretty, I don't like Brodie Castle, it's too modern. Urquhart and Eilean Donan are more of my style :D
Thanks for posting!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. Super cool post. Great idea!

Karen said...

Wow. If that doesn't inspire you to sit down and write a period romance, I don't know what would.

Southern Princess said...

Gorgeous! I love them all! Eilean Donan is my favorite!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Beautiful!

And I must say, I love the blog layout.

Kimberly Franklin said...

So beautiful!

Linda said...

I would love to live in the Brodie castle.

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

*dies*

You do know it's my goal in life to live in a moldering castle, right? *grin*

*WANTS!!*

so pretty!

Kate Forsyth said...

My great-aunts used to keep shortbread in a tin with a picture of Eilean Donan castle on it and every time she passed it to us she told us that was the Mackenzie clan castle (my family were Mackenzies about 5 generations ago!) So of course we always thought it was OUR castle and I used to long to live there. We went there last year & I'ds till like to live there, though only in summer and only after proper plumbing was installed. And of course, it hasn't been lived in by a Mackenzie since Stuart times!

Janet Ruth said...

Liz, I love these castle photos! Thanks for sharing.

I have an award for you here:

http://a-long-the-way.blogspot.com/2010/02/prolific-blogger-award.html

brizmus said...

ooH! The Eilean Donan castle is my favorite! Awesome!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

These are gorgeous! I want to go to them all!

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Excellent idea, thanks for posting these! I can easily see The Puzzle Ring being set somewhere like this. :D