Titchfield Abbey

The Abbey is Medieval and was founded in 1222 for Premonstratensian Cannons an austere order of priests, during its three Centuries as a monasteries the monks were devoted to scholarships . The Abbey closed in 1537 by Henry V111 of England during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Abbey was transformed into a grand mansion for Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl of Southampton a loyal civil servant to King Henry V111. The ruined Abbey is now run by English Heritage and is open daily it can by found in Mill Lane. Titchfield Hampshire near Fareham.

Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument stands on the bank of Loch Shiel with a kilted Highlander standing on top. There is a narrow spiral staircase to the top for a 360 degree panoramic views across water , mountains and the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The monument was built in 1815 for the brave Highlanders who fought in the rising of the jacobite in 1745. This is where Bonny Prince Charles met clans chiefs to muster their men and join him in trying to restore the Stuarts to the British throne. Today it look after by the National Trust of Scotland .

The Druid’s Temple

The Druid’s Temple at South Ythsie is in what used to be called the Chapel fauld. This 27 feet diameter six stone circle has no recumbent stone and is typical of those found in East Scotland. The stone date back 2000 BC and stand on a 3 foot mound approximately 200 feet above sea level.

Duke of Gloucester Banner

Yorkist. War Of The Roses, Born in 1452 at Fotheringhay Castle, 3rd Duke of York Richard Plantagenet married to Cecily Neville. On May 4th 1471 he commanded his troops on the left wing during the battle at Tewkesbury. His livery badge is described as Party of Azure and Murrey, a boar Argent, armed, bristled and trotters. On July 6 1483 he was crown King Richard 111.

William Rufus Tomb

DSC_0022-Small02JPegKing William 11 Rufus from 1087 – 1100. King of England from 1087, the third son of William ( 1 ) The Conqueror. William Rufus was killed by an arrow while out hunting in the New Forest Hampshire. Supposedly an accident, but it has been suggested that he was killed deliberately on the instructions of his brother Henry. William body was taken to Winchester and buried in the Cathedral. The picture was taken in the Choir Stolls facing West.

Tarbert Castle Argull Scotland

Tarbert Castle was a strategic Royal stronghold during the Middle Ages. The castle overlooks the harbour and has a very commanding view of the water approaches. In 1320 Robert the Bruce protect it against the Lords of the Isles.DSC_0231-small02JPeg