Come away with me....


Come away with me...let us run free in the garden, playing games, sitting in the sun as it caresses our skin. Hear the bubbling waters from the river near as it rushes to and fro. Flowers swing as the wind caresses their petals...giving it's final flourish of colour before the last of Autumn sends them to sleep with it's angelic lullaby as winter takes hold. Majestic peacocks wander free saying hello and goodbye as quickly as you can spot them...if your still and lucky, they just may come and wander near you. Statues stand tall and proud as if smiling down to you, enchanted that you have come to say hello. The sweet floral musk scents the air, warm and enchanting...sending the senses in rapture....this wonderland hidden away from the bustles of the world. Full of history and decadence...a little paradise on earth. Stay, sit, wander, dream...let it dazzle you..enchant you....and you may not ever wish to leave!

Happy Monday beauties...some of my photos taken at Drummond Castle that I ventured to some time ago...below you'll find some history on it as well, it's a special place, only really & fully experienced in the flesh...I do hope all of you get to venture there sometime soon!! This is part one...I'll share more with you in the next post ;-) I hope you enjoy it & have a wonderful day!!

Loves & Loves
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Dainty History Lesson

Drummond Castle, built in 1941 by Sir John Drummond. His daughter was the lover of James IV; it is rumoured that they even married and had a daughter. In order to form an alliance with England, Scotland's nobles wanted James IV to marry Margaret Tudor, the sister of the English king Henry VII. Margaret Drummond was in the way of this plan and along with her two sisters, were murdered with poisoned fruit. Mary Queen of Scots stayed at the castle. It is best known for it's gardens. The castle comprises a tower house built in the late 15th century and a 17th century mansion, both which were re-built in Victorian times. 

The castle was sacked by the army of Oliver Cromwell in 1653, during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. James Drummond, 4th Earl of Perth was Lord Chancellor of Scotland under King James VII. He began the mansion house in 1689, before being imprisoned following the deposition of King James by William of Orange. He later fled to the exiled Jacobite court in France. The Drummonds continued to support the Jacobite cause in the uprisings of 1715 and 1745. The family retained control of the estate until 1750 when the Drummond properties were declared forfeit and seized by the state. The estate was managed by the Commissioners for Forfeited Estates until 1784, when it was sold to Captain James Drummond. He began a number of improvements that were continued by his daughter Sarah and her husband Peter Drummond-Burrell, 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby (1782–1865). These included the formal gardens and terraces in the 1830s. Queen Victoria visited the gardens in 1842.
Drummond Castle passed to Clementina Drummond-Willoughby, 24th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (1809–1888), and then to her son, Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st Earl of Ancaster (1830–1910). The upper stories of the tower house were rebuilt and heightened in pseudo-medieval style in 1842–53. The mansion was renovated in 1878, to designs by George Turnbull Ewing. The 3rd Earl of Ancaster and his wife, Nancy Astor, replanted the gardens in the 1950s. The castle is now the seat of the 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby. 
The castle itself isn't allowed to be visited inside, it's just the grounds itself that are opened to the public to view.












{The hole in the tree looked like a heart to me}





{All photos have been taken by me, KizzyDoll. All rights reserved. Please do not use without my permission. Thank you. Historical information gathered from web search and wikipedia}

90 comments

  1. Wow, amazing post to start up the day/week in 'historic' style! :) Have a great one! Xo,

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  2. Amazing photos, you seemed to capture its beauty well. I always appreciate learning history about places. Happy Monday .xx/M

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    1. Thank you! I love these kinds of places...Happy Monday doll xx

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    1. You should definitely visit, it's wonderful :) x

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  4. So lovely castle ! Have a great monday :)

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  5. This place is amazing dear. I love it! Kisss and happy week!

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  6. Dear Kizzy, I would do anything to be transported there right now!!!! ;-) What an amazing place to visit...
    When are you going to show us your new purchases?? ;-) Hapy beginning of the week love!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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    1. I hope you get to go one day doll, it's really gorgeous!! I loved it so much :) And I will show my new dresses soon :))) Have a wonderful week doll xoxo

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  7. Dreamy post, dreamy place, dreamy pics... I wanna go there immediately my darlin!
    <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

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    1. Am happy you enjoy doll!! Wish you a gorgeous week! xoxo <3

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  8. The place is so beautiful but I'm feeling sad now coz the girl in love and the poisoned fruits >< Almost cried >< (Monday morning ><) Anyways, a great place to visit, would love to go there too!
    Have a lovely week, Doll xxx <3

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    1. I know that part made me sad too, such a shame. Thank you for reading that :)) I hope you have a wonderful week doll xxx <3

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  9. This place is AMAZING!!! I am breathless!! I want to visit it right now!!
    Have a great Monday!!
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  10. That looks beautiful, just the kind of place I love to visit at weekends. Blue skies do help of course - unfortunately it's grey and rainy here... Have a lovely start to the week xo

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    1. It's a wonderful place & it was pleasantly very warm and sunny :)) Hope you have a gorgeous week doll xo

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  11. I need an house like this love!!!
    ahahahaha
    <3<3<3

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  12. Wonderful post Doll, Drummond Castle looks absolutely majestic and marvellous, some day I want to visit now!

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  13. Absolutely divine images Kizzy -love it - and I adore a good history lesson from you :-) Happy Monday love,
    Axxx

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    1. Thank you doll, am glad you enjoyed it!! Happy Monday to you too, have a gorgeous week xx

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  14. Oh, that garden! So, so gorgeous. I'd love to visit a castle one day.

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  15. wow this house is amazing!!come on my blog if u like! giulia
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    1. Thank you sweets!! I shall visit :)) Have a great week x

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  16. i would love to come away with you to this beautiful place and perhaps have a picnic on the lawn! such a great way to start the week! have a good one dear friend. x

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    1. Yes, a picnic on the lawn would be gorgeous, there is so much space to enjoy!! I hope you have a stunning week doll x

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  17. We have been, but through your eyes it is even more beautiful.
    Just magic.
    Happy Monday, dear Kizzy
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Happy Monday my sweet dear XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  18. Beautiful -- just breathtaking really! I could spend weeks here, reading, sketching, daydreaming.. I especially love that second picture!

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    1. I think it's the perfect place for sketching :)) And definitely for daydreaming :)) xx

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  19. Kizzy, I'm holding my plane ticket and on my way girl! HAHAHA Drummond Castle is MAGNIFICENT! In a couple of the pics, I could see myself running. HAHAHA And then of course the police picking me up. HAHAHAHA It is absolutely breathtaking. If the gardens are this exquisite I can only imagine the inside of the castle. It's ashame they don't allow anyone in. But it is GLORIOUS! Thanks for sharing!
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    1. GOOD!! You must come :))) You would have really loved this place. There are a few sites along the way that you would also enjoy too!! I may go back and take some pictures to share of them too when the spring comes around again!! I hope you have a great week doll xx

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  20. All that beautiful story! It's a shame you can not see inside the castle, but also the gardens are a visual delight. I'm so jealous that you can walk out there .... Happy week, dear doll.

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    1. I know...I really wanted to see inside...maybe one day they will change their minds and let visitors in :)) I hope you get to see it one day my sweet, you will enjoy it! Have a gorgeous week xx

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  21. Oh how I'd love to run away to Drummond Castle. It looks too fabulous for words. Guess I'll just have to settle with a virtual visit for now. Happy Monday Kizzy!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. I hope you do one day doll!! You would enjoy taking pictures :))) Happy Monday doll, have a gorgeous week xx

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  22. Such a beautiful garden. It's too bad we don't have anything so ornate or bold...or even as old as this place here in the states.

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    1. I wish there were more things like this in the states, but I guess that's what comes with being a younger country in comparison.

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  23. What a lovely place to visit! Where's Alice ? :) xx Tani

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    1. Thank you, haha...she was down the rabbit hole already ;-) xx

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  24. You are so lucky to see such beautiful places!
    The gardens are stunning

    Arianexo

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    1. I am...I loved this place :)) I hope you have a great week doll xo

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  25. Wow! Great post! Amazing place!
    Look shockingly!
    You have great taste and style!


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  26. This place is amazing!!! nice photos!!!
    Have a good week, dear Kizzy!!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  27. I want to do a photo shoot here! Photos are just stunning!

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  28. Such a magnificent place - the garden and statues are awesome! Have a super start to your week!

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  29. oh wow these photos are amazing !! such a gorgeous place!!
    maybe you want to follow each other?
    let me know :)
    xoxo

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  30. This place is amazing!!!! :-)

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  31. Beautiful photos, so well taken - and blue skies!

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  32. So wonderful Places ,like a Dream <3

    big Hugs

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  33. oh wow this place is beyond dreamy, seriously! love all the shades of green :)

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  34. OMG that dreamy place my dear! I'd like to go there! :)))))))))))

    Kisses,

    Benedetta

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  35. OMG! This place looks wonderful! Would love to go one day :)

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  36. Amazing photos. I am in awe. So, so beautiful.

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  37. Thank you for taking us along on this gorgeous tour! Such a beautiful spot and I could use a little frolicking .. I'll have to make-believe:)

    xxleslie

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  38. Oh thank you for sharing these pics! I would love to visit there one day!

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  39. Oh, such beautiful photos! I just want to lay on that perfect grass and bathe in the sunshine, it's so inviting!

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  40. Quite the beautiful collection of photos & looks like a magical place.

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  41. These photos are just amazing, and the place sounds just magical! You paint a lovely picture with your description, I love it! Happy Tuesday my dear!

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  42. Stunning! You can bring me away with you any time, I love seeing things through your eyes xo

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  43. Soo beautiful! I don't think we made it to this one but now I wish we had! Have a wonderful week, doll! xx

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  44. Wow, this place has such a history - if only those walls could talk!
    The tree does look like it has a heart in it! These little things make me smile!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  45. I am dazzled by the view and by your romantic words. This post reminds me of one of my favourite song "... And I want to walk with you.. And feel where the yellow grass grows... won't you come away?"
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  46. Amazing place.. You don't get to see mansions / castles like this around here. :)

    Love, Satu
    Indie by heart

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  47. what a wonderfull place, marvellous!

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  48. oh wow what a beautiful castle! i wish there were more beautiful places like this near where I am!

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  49. This is the most beautiful place! And I loved the history lesson.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  50. Good Morning Kizzy!
    Love your post, as always haha!
    This is awesome, you take beautiful photos!
    Just wanted to mention...
    I started a project, similar to PostSecret, and I'm looking for some help from all my blogger friends :)
    The project is called "Heartbeats in the Streets" and its to raise awareness for heart disease.
    I was inspired by another blogger that had heart disease and unfortunately passed at the young age of 29 earlier this year. So I decided to finish her project for her by getting 10,000 photos of people holding a small heart labelled with where they would "leave theirs" either with a person, or maybe a favorite place or something close to them. I would love it if you took a photo and sent it in :) Or if you wanted to let people know via your blog I would love you forever!

    The blog is on heartbeatsinthestreets.blogspot.ca/ or on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/heartbeatsinthestreet

    Anything you do will help :)

    Xox Jessica

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    1. It would be an honour doll!! I will do one as soon as possible! And I'll share about it in a post soon too :)) Thanks so much for letting me know about this...such a lovely thing!! Xox

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  51. Absolutely beautiful grounds! Wow. Really makes me want to live there!

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  52. Wow!! Beautiful place! I wanna go there.
    Kisses

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  53. Nice pictures!! I like so much
    xx
    L.
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  54. I'd love to come away with you to that castle. There's a distinct lack of castles and wild peacocks here in Australia! Oh well, we've got the Kangaroos. Did you see the one that was in the chemist/drugstore at the airport in Australia the other day hehe. Thanks for sharing, have a great rest of the week Kizzy :D sparkle2day.com

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  55. I think we have finally found our new home! I'll start packing right away! ;D What a magical place! That garden looks like something out of a fairytale - especially when you see the peacocks. Hope I'll dream about dancing around in this garden tonight... You're very invited to join my dream by the way :) xoxoxoxoxo

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  56. Interesting history lesson. Thanks. It looks so beautiful! I'd be tempted to try and peek inside or sneak inside, that is! -Jess L

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  57. Great location and pics!!! This dress is stunning on you!!

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