Iconic Scottish castle steps up security | UK | News | Express.co.uk

Security has been stepped up at Eilean Donan Castle, at Dornie near Kyle of Lochalsh in Wester Ross.

The castle, which attracts thousands of visitors every year and  features in a number of movies, sits on a small island and is reached by a stone bridge linking it to the main road.

Visitors are being asked to leave any backpacks or rucksacks behind as they will not be permitted to enter the castle while wearing them.

A random search policy is also now being… (View original article)

Lowther Castle Hosts Market and Cycling Father’s Day Weekend

Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther Castle will be teaming up with Europe’s largest private operator of local authority markets, Groupe Geraud, to offer a Father’s Day weekend filled with family fun.

Lowther Castle will be opening its gates for two different market days over the Father’s Day weekend. Saturday 17th June will host a local artist and craft market, showing the best of the artistic talent Cumbria has to offer. Stalls selling hand crafted jewellery, pain… (View original article)

New veterans appeal for Argylls regiment museum (From Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter)


A Scottish regiment’s museum is issuing a call to former soldiers from Dumbarton and the Vale to share their documents and memories in a project to save them for future posterity.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum at Stirling Castle, alongside the regimental association, have plans to create a unique “living history” archive, where veterans and their families who served in the regiment since the Korean War can capture life with the battalion through oral and video history… (View original article)

Times of Malta ‒ A unique British-Maltese collaboration

Annie Mac Presents: Lost and Found recently got partygoers from Malta and beyond raving yet again, albeit not without some controversy. Johnathan Cilia reviews this year’s eclectic offering.

Castle raves, boat parties, pool parties and four days of the hottest names in UK music right now – Annie Mac Presents: Lost and Found 2017 has come and gone a while ago. Annie Mac, the BBC Radio 1 DJ, brought her selection of top UK musicians and producers in house, techno, grime and bass musi… (View original article)

Protective Mother Bear Cuts Off Access to Dracula’s Castle – uInterview


Romanian authorities have closed a 13th-century fortress connected to Vlad the Impaler after a mother bear and her cubs were found roaming in the area.

Romanian authorities have declared Poenari castle off limits after visitors climbing the 1,480 steps up to the ruins had close encounters with the animal and her three cubs.

The citadel was repaired by 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel Dracula. Bran Castle, also associa… (View original article)

Swerve of shore to bend of bay – An Irishman’s Diary on Joyce, Howth and ‘Finnegans Wake’


‘riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.”

These are the famous opening lines of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. As Wake passages go, they are pretty clear; it is after them that the trouble begins. They have been recited in many places and on many occasions over the years. But it is something else to recite them, not just in the Environs, but in Howth Castle itself. In the… (View original article)

| News | Bude & Stratton Post


What the new footbridge could look like.
ENGLISH Heritage’s proposals for a new footbridge at Tintagel Castle have been submitted to Cornwall Council.

The dramatic footbridge, which would span the gap between the castle’s mainland and island wards, has been designed to follow the path of the original crossing between the mainland and headland.

The proposed footbridge would also help reduce congestion and improve access around the site, especially during peak periods. The desi… (View original article)

10 Crusader Castles – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

10 examples of castles in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, founded or occupied during the Crusades.
1 – Krak des Chevaliers – Syria

Krak des Chevaliers  is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurdish troops garrisoned there by the Mirdasids; as a result it was known as Hisn al-Akrad, meaning the “Castle of the Kurds”. In 1142 it was given by … (View original article)

New plans for Caverswall Castle submitted | Leek Post & Times

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PLANS have been submitted for a Grade I listed Staffordshire Moorlands castle to have a commercial use to bring in funds to help maintain it.

A planning application has been put forward to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to permit additional uses for unrestricted guest accommodation; meeting/lecture venue; and film set location at Caverswall Castle.

In January 2016 after a 10-year battle, it was thought that the castle could look forward to a n… (View original article)

Prague, Ivana and Louis Vuitton | SunStar


A BEAUTIFUL thing happened on the way to Prague: a stopover for lunch in Telc.

A little town in the Czech Republic, Telc of the romantic chateau, ponds and charming square lined with colorful 16th-century houses, shops and cafés—is a stroll lovers would dream of.

There, in a restaurant whose name we never knew, my sisters and I sat riveted as Margaret, 76, an Australian traveling with her British husband of 50 years, regaled us with tales of her restless youth, including of … (View original article)