Castles in the Snow

Through the gates we go… to Fyvie Castle where it’s more icy than snowy and we’re getting down and frosty with it!

Great shadows reach towards the castle, but we’re backing away, we’re leaving…

We’re travelling across country like Ice Road Truckers… to Delgatie!

It’s bright and properly snowy here. Let’s walk in the woods.

And circle back round to the castle.

Say hello to the unicorns!

On to a stormier day and a dark ruin: Huntly.

Look at the old chimneys…

The snow dusted ruinous walls of Huntly Castle

And the slopes and trees…

Sloping trees at the back of Huntly Castle

Finally, it’s time to snuggle up at home with hot chocolate in a mermaid mug!

129 thoughts on “Castles in the Snow

  1. I must come back to Scotland!! I looked up the history of this castle. Built by William the Lion (love that name) and the site of an open-air court held by Robert the Bruce. Charles I lived that as a child. So many stories held safe by the quiet walls!!

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos and writing. Am so happy we found each other’s blog. You allow me to return vicariously to one of my most favorite places in the world. I look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you, Vera

  3. I love the unicorns, although I don’t think every house owner would opt for those creatures ๐Ÿ˜€ The last few photos remind me of Ireland where I spent a few months three years ago. I enjoyed wandering around the old castles… There’s something in those corridors and rooms without ceilings that awakens one’s curiosity.

  4. Stunning photographs! I marvel at ancient castle walls rising from the cliff. How on earth did those early Scots lay the bricks — or stones — without slipping and sliding down the grass slopes?

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