Kirkenes and a Hike Toward the Russian Border

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 155Whilst aboard the Hurtigruten, cruising around the magnificent coast of Arctic Circle Norway, you get to do some extremely interesting and refreshing excursions. I have so far mentioned the North Cape from my trip but further around the coast you reach Kirkenes, the point of return as far as the Northern… Read more »


Beaumaris Castle – The Unfinished Masterpiece of Anglesey

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 3.2KBeaumaris Castle, Anglesey, is truly a sight to behold. In its current state as you approach it may not look the high and grand castle you expect but as you get closer and within you see this masterpiece for what it is. Beaumaris Castle has been described as the ‘perfect… Read more »


Caernarfon Castle – The Mighty Medieval Fortress

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 463Considered the most impressive of all Edward I castles, Caernarfon Castle was built to both impress and be fearsome as part of his iron ring of castles to quell Welsh rebellion. I had continued on my road trip around ‘iron ring, and from Harlech Castle, which is so impressive in… Read more »


Harlech Castle – A Spectacular Welsh Fortress

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 603Nestled above Cardigan Bay on the west coast of North Wales is the gorgeous little town of Harlech. However, there is one building here that certainly does dominate all around and has done since the late 13th Century, Harlech Castle. Edward I had continued from Flint Castle and built up a ring… Read more »



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