Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tintagel Castle is the birth place of King Arthur. Honest. Ok, in reality, whatever that is, the Castle isn't old enough to be Arthurian, but, in reality, it's the perfect setting. Built on the edge of a windswept cliff, with the ocean pounding at it's base, one can imagine Uther Pendragon entering the Castle at night to seduce Igraine, wife of Gorlois of Cornwall, which resulted in the birth of Arthur.
Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, the Duke of Albany, a man who was the power behind the throne as Regent for James I of Scotland,...