I completely forgot to update on the results of my castle poll from June.
Apart from the one or two of you that voted ‘Other’ and didn’t specify where (doh), the top castles were:
- Cairness House
- Balmoral Castle
- Glamis Castle
Sadly, I’ve heard some really bad reports about Balmoral, and that it is not worth the visit, as you only see one room. I’ve not seen it myself, but it has moved down my list priority-wise. This leaves Cairness and Glamis.
I hope to visit Cairness very soon, as I love the classical style mansion house look. It is not open very much, but I have some time off coming up, so I will do my best. Glamis is a little far, so unless it’s a whole day trip I doubt I’ll get to go this year, sob. The good thing is, as a very popular castle to visit, it tends to be open more than some.
I’ve also been thinking about castles and houses all over the UK, and indeed the world. Where would you suggest I go? Please tell me your favourites, and leave a link to a website if you have one too, I’d love to visit some of them vicariously through guide books if possible also!