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On Saturday, @willmackenzie and I headed out on an adventure with our new @historicscotland memberships. Blackness Castle is overflowing with history. It stands at the edge of the Firth of Forth, shaped like the front of a ship ready to carry you safely home. You can wander around the castle grounds in the pouring rain listening to the pitter patter as it kisses your cheeks and reminds you that you are here, you are alive, you are breathing. You can see the horses and carts that would have once roamed this magnificent place laid up after a hard days work. You can hear the musicians up on the balcony in the most beautiful dining hall, as you tuck into a hearty feast with friends. You can hear the guards up on the roof, playing football or a card game or two with one another. You can look out of the dark and dusty windows, dreaming of yesterday, dreaming of today and dreaming of tomorrow. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿✨ - - - - - #visitscotland #scotspirit #scotland #thisisscotland #lovescotland #insta_scotland #hiddenscotland #scotexplore #loves_scotland #ig_scotland #ScotlandIsNow #scotlandsbeauty #unlimitedscotland #takeninscotland #whimsicalwonderfulwild #great_wide_somewhere #simplyscotland #scotlandmagazine #thescottishcollective #castle #castlesofscotland #historicscotland #secretscotland #linlithgow #westlothian #blacknesscastle #maryqueenofscots #epicukheritage

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Cold days at Castle Menzies 👻 #perthshire

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Lennox Castle was built between 1837 and 1841. In the early twentieth century, the castle was converted into the infamous psychiatric hospital it is known for today. In 2002, the hospital was eventually closed and left to fall into a state of ruin. ▫️ In more recent years, comparisons have been drawn between Lennox and cult TV series, American Horror Story: Asylum ▫️ Image by @jamesgoldenboy —————————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #travelblogger #visitscotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #mytinyatlas #scotspirit #abandoned_addiction #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #scotshots #wonderful_places #castle #discoverglobe #asylum #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #castlesofscotland #explorescotland #dronestagram #abandonedplaces #dronephotography #visualsoflife #beautifuldestinations

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Doune Castle with @rabbies_tours yesterday Doune has a long history of fortification. A Roman fort is nearby, and the masonry and earthworks of the present castle probably include parts of an earlier castle that stood here. But the way the castle looks today is largely down to ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’. Doune was the seat of Robert Stewart, the 1st Duke of Albany and Governor of Scotland. He acquired the castle in 1361, when he married Margaret Graham, Countess of Menteith. Doune Castle is a popular filming location and has featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander. Actor/director Terry Jones narrates an audio tour that reveals Doune’s exciting history and tales from the Holy Grail film set. Also tales from Outlander are told... #dounecastle #doune #historicscotland #fiftyshades_of_history #rabbiestours #loves_scotland #monumental_world #visitscotland #scotland #scotlandlover #scotland_greatshots #castles_oftheworld #loves_united_castle #gameofthrones #icu_scotland #ig_scotland #igscotland #lovescotland #outlander #scotland_insta #traveling_uk #traveling_scotland #thisisscotland #wonderlustscotland #hiddenscotland #unlimitedscotland #castlesofscotland #yourscotland #tlpicks #earthpix

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Ardverikie House is the site of an earlier shooting lodge leased in 1844 to the Marquess of Abercom. At this time there was a surge in interest for stalking in the Scottish highlands. Indeed, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at Ardverikie for 3 weeks in 1847. ▫️ The house was latterly leased to Lord Henry Bentinck in 1860 and then purchased by Sir John Ramsden (6th richest man in England) in 1871. ▫️ Following a fire in 1873, the house had to be rebuilt. This is the Ardverikie House we see today, made famous by the BBC series ‘Monarch of the Glen’. It has also recently featured as Balmoral Castle in the Netflix series, 'The Crown'. ▫️ Image by @bertkeen ————————————————————- #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #scotspirit #folkscenery #modernoutdoors #visitscotland #beautifuldestinations #travelinggram #thisisscotland #scottishhighlands #instascotland #greatnorthcollective #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #scotshots #instascotland #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #history #castlesofscotland #mytinyatlas #luxurylifestyle #master_shots #travelblogger

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Only two days until we open the doors of the Castle for guided tours over Easter weekend. Discover years of history and heritage within the 'Pink Palace' as our guides tell you the story of the Castle, its amazing art collection and the family who live there. #seesouthscotland #visitscotland #historichouses #thornhill #dumfriesandgalloway #dumfriesandgallowaylife #castlesofscotland #instacastle #instascotland

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Dunalastair House is the site of an earlier house built by the great poet chieftain, Alexander Robertson, whose support for the Jacobites resulted in the destruction of his home. ▫️ The present house was built in the 1860s when General Sir John Macdonald, who commanded the land forces in Scotland, owned the estate. Dunalastair was latterly used as a school during World War II, before falling into a state of ruin following fire breakouts and vandalism. ▫️ Image by @harry.t.baker —————————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #folkscenery #dronestagram #dronephotography #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #hiddenscotland #scotspirit #abandoned_excellence #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #abandonedplaces #instascotland #mytinyatlas #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #travellingthroughtheworld #scotlandsbeauty #travelblogger

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🏰 Castle rock! We were heading for some dinner after a full day at the National Museum and the castle was looming quite eerily on the hill - less so than it was in the morning when it was surrounded by mist 👻 - - - #edinburgh #vscocam #scotland #travel #uk #visitscotland #love #architecture #unitedkingdom #travelphotography #edinburghcity #loveedinburgh #travelgram @unumdesign #unumfam #cityscapes #thescottishcollective #discoveredinburgh #igersedinburgh #visitededinburgh #edinburghhighlights #prettycities #streetphotography #edinburghcastle #castlesofscotland

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Congratulations Fitlanders on completing Group Challenge No.2 !!!💪🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ #CastlesofScotland 2,330,677 steps #WalkAroundtheWorld Done in 7 days!!! Now THAT'S Teamwork!😁 #MPC2019 #MPCFitlanders

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#SaoghalOidhcheMhath 😘 #goodnightworld #seeyoutomorrow #Repost @castlesofscotland • • • • • • Lennox Castle was built between 1837 and 1841. In the early twentieth century, the castle was converted into the infamous psychiatric hospital it is known for today. In 2002, the hospital was eventually closed and left to fall into a state of ruin. ▫️ In more recent years, comparisons have been drawn between Lennox and cult TV series, American Horror Story: Asylum ▫️ Image by @jamesgoldenboy —————————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #travelblogger #visitscotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #mytinyatlas #scotspirit #abandoned_addiction #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #scotshots #wonderful_places #castle #discoverglobe #asylum #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #castlesofscotland #explorescotland

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Mingary Castle at night is a sight to be seen, especially on a bright moonlit night where no torch is needed. There are millions of stars to be seen and Ardnamurchan is an ideal destination for stargazing 🌟 . #moonlight #darksky #stargazing #castle #moon #clouds #ardnamurchan #darkness #moonlit #historicpreservation #castlesofscotland #castlesofinstagram #castlesofinstagram #battlements #flag #scottishcastle #dark #night #nighttime #scotland #adventure #hotels

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As I climb the stairs I hear a ghostly whistle taunting me somewhere above. From my 2012 short Shawn's Dark Xmas. #me #movies #moviescenes #cinematography #scottish #scotland #scotlandexplore #scottishcastle #castlesofscotland #darkness #blondehair #blondeboy #eastlothian #northberwick

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Podia ser, mas não, não é a Casa Stark em Winterfell 😆.É o Castelo de Edimburgo! 😎 As segundas feiras ganharam todo um novo significado agora com a nova e última temporada de GOT 🐺🐉⚔️🤓 . 🇬🇧 It could be, but no, this is not House Stark in Winterfell 😆. It's Edinburgh's Castle! 😎 Mondays have gained a whole new meaning now with the new and final season of GOT 🐺🐉 ⚔️🤓 . . . . . . . . . . . #mondaylove #couchtime #got #gameofthronesmonday #castle #castlesofscotland #castlesofinstagram #edinburghcastle #scotland #historicalmonuments #historicscotland #instascotland #instatravel #ilovescotland #explorescotland #triptoscotland2017 #happymemories #takemeback #luciastravelpics

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We managed to find a couple of castles this week, nae dragons though 🏰🗺 #Greenancastle #ayrshire #dunolliecastle #oban #castlesofscotland #westcoastmassive

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Couple of more castles today. Love Scottish castles. First we visited Craigievar Castle, pinky one. It is just in nowhere, was difficult to find. 16th century . Has a beautiful ceilings through the house. #scotland #scottishcastle #castlesofscotland #aberdeenshire

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What's that Cross Dresser playing?☻🏰🎶🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 . . . . . #pugsontour #eileandonancastle #castlesofscotland #scottishcastle #pugadventures #pugadventure #blackpugs #puglife #cutepugs #bagpipes #bagpiper

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Walks to work don’t get any prettier than this. The beautifully restored Ross Fountain in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens - overlooked by world-famous castle.

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Cloth of gold •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The weather this Easter has been cracking and the gorgeously coconut-scented gorse is out in force. It’s particularly resplendent out at Crichton Castle, and looking lush in the evening light. . . . . #visitscotland #visualsofscotland #loves_scotland #ig_scotland #castlesofscotland #insta_scotland #thathiddengem #scotspirit #scotland #scotlandsbeauty #rustlord_unity #omgb #scotland_greatshots #unlimitedscotland #scotlandisnow #outandaboutscotland #scottishweather #followmetoscotland #gloriousbritain #outlander #loves_united_kingdom #visualsofbritain #kings_villages #postcardplaces #lovegreatbritain #loveletterto #fiftyshades_of_nature #mytinyatlas #kings_alltags #lisajparis

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Виадук Гленфиннан.. Ищу инфо о том, как попасть на него именно во время прохождения поезда... . Reposted from @wanderlusting_rima - The famous steam train greets people gathered on a hill of the Glenfinnan viaduct to take the iconic picture. . Driving back from the Isle of Skye to Edinburgh I wanted to make a stop at the Glenfinnan viaduct (a location made famous in Harry Potter movie) and capture the steam train witch passes here twice a day. The train was suppose to pass around 3.10 pm and I thought that we have departed with a good margin to make it on time.. but of course, we didn't, wasting all of the extra time at the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in the morning 😅 When we reached the Gelnfinnan village, it appeared there was some festival going on and a lot of roads were blocked.. I jumped out of the car leaving my friends behind, hoping to catch the train which was suppose to pass in 2 mins while I still had to run for like 2 km 😬 Luckily for me the train was 10 mins late and I made it just in time to capture it passing!! . Едем в Шотландию в августе 2019 (подробности по ссылке в шапке профиля) . #scottish #lovescotland #historicscotland #scotspirit #folkscenery #worldtraveler #travelinggram #instascotland #thisisscotland #шотландия #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #scotland #visitscotland #glenfinnan #glenfinnanviaduct #steamtrain #harrypotter #hogwartsexpress

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Lennox Castle was built between 1837 and 1841. In the early twentieth century, the castle was converted into the infamous psychiatric hospital it is known for today. In 2002, the hospital was eventually closed and left to fall into a state of ruin. ▫️ In more recent years, comparisons have been drawn between Lennox and cult TV series, American Horror Story: Asylum ▫️ Image by @jamesgoldenboy —————————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #travelblogger #visitscotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #mytinyatlas #scotspirit #abandoned_addiction #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #scotshots #wonderful_places #castle #discoverglobe #asylum #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #castlesofscotland #explorescotland #dronestagram #abandonedplaces

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Day 4 Wick - Conon Bridge (bros hoose) . Castle Sinclair Girnigoe 🏰 . #caithness #wick #castlesinclairgirnigoe #nc500 #spring #scotland #visitscotland #castlesofscotland

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#Repost @castlesofscotland ( @get_repost) ・・・ Home to the Earls of Marischal, Dunnottar Castle has held host to William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II. ▫️ Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels from destruction. ▫️ After the war the heavily damaged Dunnottar was retained by the Army and used as a depot until returned to the Keith family in 1695. During this period the ruling Stuart dynasty had been overthrown and replaced with the dual Protestant monarchs of William of Orange and his wife Mary. ▫️ Although widely accepted, a Jacobite movement emerged and in 1707 William Keith, Ninth Earl Marischal was implicated and imprisoned. Although released his son - George Keith, Tenth Earl Marischal - later participated in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion including fighting at the Battle of Sherrifmuir. With the defeat of the uprising he fled abroad only returning in 1763 after a pardon granted specifically at the request of Frederick the Great of Prussia. ▫️ During this period Dunnottar had been sold into the hands of the York Building Company who plundered the ruined remains for masonry, lead and other items of value. ▫️ The impregnable fortress is perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. ▫️ Image by @pkveiberg —————————————————————- #scottish #passionpassport #lovescotland #abandonedplaces #scotland #beautifuldestinations #travelblogger #scotspirit #visualsoflife #mytinyatlas #travelinggram #thisisscotland #visitscotland #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #master_shots #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #folkscenery #castlesofscotland #abandoned_excellence #dronestagram #instascotland #worldtraveler #dronephotography

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Great day back in the lab training up our new PhD student. Still wishing I were back @borthwickcastle indulging in some @88cask 💛🥃 - I wouldn’t mind a lab in a castle... 🧪 🧫 🏰 . . Keeping track of time with my gorgeous mesh rose gold sunrose @capitola watch 💕today. These amazing guys ( @capitola) donate 2% of each purchase of their Mesh collection to "EACR", the European Association for Cancer Research. 🔬Thank you for supporting research ♥️ Use my code ☀️ INESNMJ15 to get 15% off ☀️ when you checkout. #Ad #Sponsored

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Monday mood: would rather be at a castle. 🏰 Kilchurn is nicely situated on a peninsula with a short walk to get to it (where you might encounter some sheep! 🐑) but FYI it was closed when we were there last week. I almost lost my phone when I tried to reach in a window and take a pic of the inside 🙈 #mood #scotlandmood #cloudy #castle #castleruin #ruinedcastle #castlesofscotland #castlesofinstagram #castlegram #latergram #backtowork #scotland #scotlandtravel #travelscotland #uktravel #traveluk

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Lauriston Castle gardens, a place well worth a visit #laurestoncastle #laureston #castles #castlesofscotland #lovescotland

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Lauriston Castle gardens, a place well worth a visit #laurestoncastle #laureston #castles #castlesofscotland #lovescotland

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Lauriston Castle gardens, a place well worth a visit #laurestoncastle #laureston #castles #castlesofscotland #lovescotland

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Lauriston Castle gardens, a place well worth a visit #laurestoncastle #laureston #castles #castlesofscotland #lovescotland

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Lauriston Castle gardens, a place well worth a visit #laurestoncastle #laureston #castles #castlesofscotland #lovescotland

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Lauriston Castle gardens, a place well worth a visit #laurestoncastle #laureston #castles #castlesofscotland #lovescotland

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Testimonis d'una història viscuda no sempre en pau

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Guten Morgen! Na? Ausgeschlafen? 😀 Thanks god it‘s friday! 👍🏻👏🏻 Das Foto entstand im Sommer 2001 auf unserer Hochzeitsreise durch Schottland. Das Hotel steht der Öffentlichkeit nicht mehr zur Verfügung. Das Kinfauns Castle gehört jetzt einer schottischen Geschäftsfrau. Wir hatten echt Glück noch dort nächtigen zu dürfen! 👍🏻👏🏻 #latergram #scotland #castlehotel #honeymoon #damals #2001

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Blue hour at the superlative thirteenth century Eilean Donan Castle near the village of Dornie in the western Highlands of Scotland. Built on a small tidal island where three sea lochs - Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh - meet, it was the former stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and was restored in the early twentieth century. It featured in the Hollywood blockbuster, Highlander (1986). Follow us on You Tube, Facebook and visit our website www.purplepeakadventures.com to find out about our upcoming photo tours/workshops. #scotland #eileandonan #scottishcastles #castlesofscotland #filmlocations #scotlandshots #scotsspirit #bluehour #bluehourphotography #visitscotland #lovescotland #scenicbritain #insta_scotland #landscapesofbritain #wanderlust #travelphotography #exploretocreate #landscapephotography #scottishislands #pentaxk1 #insta_scotland #bestscotlandpics #visitbritain #pentaxk1 #ricohimaging #ricohimaginguk #formathitechfilters #bestofscotland

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