In search of history, my travels have taken me to numerous locations across the United Kingdom.
The wee black and white logo circle will indicate the places I've visited, and when clicked, it'll take you to the blurbs below note the importance of these locations
(logo circles not available on the phones yet, I apologise).
The blurbs will have links to my corresponding blog posts.
The Capital of the Scottish Highlands, located in Northern Scotland.
North Welsh castle built by Edward I as part of his conquest of Wales. Birthplace of the first English-speaking Prince of Wales.
The Capital of Scotland. The centre of Scottish power until the Unification of the Crowns.
Medieval Castle ruins in the Midlands. Connections to Henry V, War of the Roses and Elizabeth I's favourite. Visited by Shakespeare as a child.
Medieval Castle. Former seat of the Earls of Warwick. One time home of Richard III.
Fortress on England's Southeast Coast, 'The Gateway to England'.
Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness
Medieval Castle ruin in Northern Scotland, standing proudly on the bank of Loch Ness.
Port city and naval base in Southern England. Home to retired ships that made history.
Welsh town, birthplace of Henry Tudor, aka Henry VII.
Scottish town, 'The Gateway to Highlands'.
City in East Midlands. Houses one of four copies of Magna Carta.
Ruins of Cistercian monastery in Ripon, Yorkshire.
Place of discovery & reinterment of Richard III.
The largest and oldest castle still in use.
A site of 1746 battle.
Hastings & Pevensey
Towns on England's Southeast Coast, famous for the Norman Invasion & Battle in 1066.
Birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots and James V of Scotland.
Gainsborough Old Hall
Country House in Lincolnshire, visited by both Richard III & Henry VIII. Temporary sanctuary for the Mayflower Pilgrims. Read more here.
The Northern Capital of England.
Ruins of a medieval castle in the English Midlands. Childhood home of Richard III.