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Edinburgh Castle – A fortress with many mysteries

Edinburgh Castle -The History Edinburgh Castle stands upon an extinct vulcano, and has been occupied since the late bronze age. But there has been a royal castle on the rock since 12th century in the reign of David I. The castle continued to be a royal residence until 1633. From the 17th century is was […]

Edinburgh –The Heart of Scotland

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Edinburgh -A short walk through history Edinburgh was bound to come on this blog, we travel there all the time, since Alec, my boyfriend is from Scotland. Edinburgh –Dùn Èideann in gaelic, is the second largest city in Scotland (after Glawgow). There are about half a million living in this city, but unlike many other […]

Akershus Castle

Akershus Fortress is located in the heart of Oslo, next to Aker Brygge (the harbour) and The City Hall. Akershus fortress has a long history, many well-known historic figures and there are also many exciting ghost stories. The Fortress is open for audience all year, and still has some military bases here. In the summer […]

Rosenborg Castle Part II

In Part II of Rosenborg Castle there’s photos from the Crown Jewels. As well as other artifacts in the basement as weapons and wine. The castle is open to the public for tours and houses a museum exhibiting the Royal Collections, artifacts spanning a breadth of royal Danish culture, from the late 16th century of […]

Fredriksborg Palace -The Fairytale Castle in Denmark

Fredriksborg Palace  Fredriksborg Palace is a palace in Hillerød, Denmark. It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV and is now a museum of national history. The current edifice replaced a previous castle erected by Frederick II and is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. The palace is located on three small […]