KNARESBOROUGH: Castle Yorkshire

KNARESBOROUGH: A 12th Century Castle

Knaresborough Castle Knaresborough Castle in Yorkshire stands high on a cliff above the River Nidd. The castle was first built by a Norman baron in c. 1100 on a cliff above the River Nidd. There is documentary evidence dating from 1130 referring to works carried out at the castle by Henry Read more…

RUFFORD: Great Hall, Lancashire, 1530, 16th century, timber tudor medieval monochrome Black&White Challenge

RUFFORD OLD HALL: Built of Wood in the 16th Century

Rufford: The Great Hall Rufford Old Hall is a National Trust Property in Rufford, Lancashire. Built in 1530 for Sir Robert Hesketh, only the Great Hall (pictured here) survives from the original structure.   Like many places in this part of Lancashire, Rufford Hall has its fair share of ghosts. Read more…

Carmelite Priory: The Bier Mdina Malta oddsball

Skulls and Candles in the Carmelite Priory

Skulls and Candles in Mdina’s Carmelite Priory I was intrigued by this when we visited the beautiful 17th Century Carmelite Priory in Mdina, Malta’s “Silent City”, on our trip earlier this year……     ……and fascinated by the explanation:     For more on Mdina: Which Way around the Silent Read more…

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