{Dean Castle} A Knight's Day Out

Happy Friday dollfaces!! I hope you've had a wonderful week, as promised, this is the first of my posts to show a little of what I've been doing on my lil' two week break, which sadly will end on Monday! This is Dean Castle, it was quite a small low key one compared to the other castles I've been too here and to the others I'll show later. But, being American, I'll take any kind of castle no matter how long I've lived here, hehe! Hope you enjoy and don't mind the pics of me, lol!!

Have a great weekend!!
xxx 




{Dean Castle (the building attached on the left is called 'Dower House) takes its name from ‘The Dean’ or wooded valley – a common place name in Scotland. The original keep dates from around 1350 with the Palace being added around 110 years later. Built by the Boyd family, it has strong historical connections with many people and events in Scottish history - Robert The Bruce who gave the lands to the Boyds, James III whose sister married a Boyd, the Covenanters - some of whom were imprisoned there, Bonnie Prince Charlie – whose rebellion was joined by the 4th Earl of Kilmarnock and Robert Burns who was encouraged to publish his poems by the Earl of Glencairn who owned the castle at the time. To read more go: here}

{Lion statue detail found in the garden - my daughter's favourite}


{This is why you don't let your husband have the camera so much, hehe j/k}

 


{I loved the flowers growing all over the castle and over the window}



{Shield over the door as you go into the castle}


{The courtyard inside, I loved the walk way detail on the right, I stood there imagining a princess walking along it and a prince stood down below and only knowing she was there by her silk robes blowing in the wind..but that's just me daydreaming again, hehe}


{Door detail...come inside}


{Armour Display - this pic came from the website as my camera battery was running low}


{The mighty sword}

{Hats for my collection ; ) It's beautiful}

{Hand guards for the Knights to wear}

{I don't know why, but I really wanted this shield, it's marvelous colour attracted my eyes}


{My necklace, we were outside eating our lunch}


{Horses & Donkies out on the castle farm - the donkey was loud and my baby daughter didn't like it}



{I wanted to take this floppy eared bunny home with me}



{And to end, my most favourite of Scotland..the Highland Cow or as it's said by Scots, 'The Heeland Coo'!! He is precious, I just want to hug him, hehe!!!

{All photos taken by me, except ones I'm in, taken by husband}


















36 comments

  1. Looks like such a lovely place! And your family is beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your break, love! xoxo

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  2. Looks likLove the necklace and skirt, beautifully cute (you and the girls). Like the detail snaps of doors and loving the big beasts (coo's). Thanks for sharing...

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  3. Thank you everyone!! Have a great Friday xoxo

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  4. you have the cutest little family! it looks like you are having a wonderful time. i really like your skirt!

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  5. Hi Dainty Doll's House! Thank you for commenting on my blog! I love your blog, and your family is beautiful. You have gorgeous style :-) Hope we can stay in touch! Lia xx

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  6. Thank you sweeties!! I hope you have a great weekend...Will reply to you Lia on your blog ;) xxx

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  7. happy friday!! your daughter and you look so sweet - that place looks incredible!!

    xo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  8. Oh I'm SSOOOOOOO JEALOUS, in a GOOD way! This is right out of my dreams! Naturally ridding any negative history, I would indulge in the rich history of the architecture and the lifestyle. Gorgeous! And, your family and you beam with 'belonging'! How blessed! Love your necklace! And, noticed your rings too! Beautiful!Thank you for getting these posted. This was a great treat to end the week postitively! YAY!

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  9. Thank you sweethearts!! Am happy you enjoy!! I love learning about the history here, it's wonderful|!! Will post more stuff soon :) xx

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  10. awww what a darling family. love that cute necklace you wore. :) have a super weekend.

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  11. Thank you very much :) It's my favourite necklace..you have a great weekend too!

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  12. Ahh I love this daytrip - you have such a lovely family sweets, I would also have loved taking home the bunny. Great pics, and have a great weekend,
    Axx

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  13. Thank you poppet! I hope you have a great weekend too! Kxx

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  14. the knight armor stuff is super cool! looks like you had a great time as well :D

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  15. Your family is precious. Thanks for sharing, I love this post. It gave me a chance to visit Scotland vicariously through you! xo

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  16. Thank you for this gorgeous mini-break to scotland Kizzy, would love to visit this castle one day. Also, you and your kids and hubby are so sweet - how nice to catch a glimpse of you! Have a sweet weekend!

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  17. Oh that rabbit - so gorgeous! I have always wanted a floppy eared bunny. Being allergic to dogs and cats, I fully intend to have a house bunny when I eventually have my own place!

    Andrea x

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  18. Thank you all for the sweet comments, so very kind of you, I appreciate it!! xxx

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  19. Looks like you had a great day in the castle! Your little princesses look gorgeous! How old is your little one? Mine is 6 wks:)
    xoxo
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  20. Nice pics!

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  21. love the blue skirt!!! absolutely awesome!

    xx

    Have a nice day! :)

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    sBt

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  22. Oh what a lovely castle...
    looks really interesting inside.

    Thanks for sharing your stunning pics ♥

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  23. Thanks everyone!! I appreciate it!! <3

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  24. Super cool photos!! Looks lovely! x

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  25. you are such a beautiful family!

    xoxo
    agnes
    :)

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  26. Aahh this is amazing:) such a cute little family! loving your skirt a lot though!;) looks like such a fun day out. How was the rest of your weekend?;)

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  27. Thank you sweeties!! I appreciate it. Cylia..my weekend has been great, lots of relaxing and fun :)) xx

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  28. I can't even imagine being in a real CASTLE!!!! How fabulous, and such a beautiful day with your precious family....

    ~ Violet

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  29. : ) It's quite exciting seeing such old historical places really. Thank you..I hope you have a great week! x

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  30. lovely photos. i love our castles here in the uk. and your style is great love the outfit xx

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  31. thank you! me too, they are fantastic!! thanks so much for your sweet compliments :) xx

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  32. Your daughter is so pretty!:)

    It would be my pleasure for us to follow each other!
    following you now.:)

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