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The Power of Place at Edinburgh Castle

I don’t think anyone would debate the military advantages of building a stronghold on the highest, least-accessible ground possible. The rulers of Edinburgh, Scotland in the 12th century certainly understood the merits of establishing their castle and keep atop a massive, rocky cliff (called Castle Rock) which sits directly in the middle of the modern city. Sheer […]

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Hidden Gems at the Tower of London

Let’s face it – 99% of visitors who come to the Tower of London are there primarily to see the Crown Jewels. And it’s understandable – they’re incredibly impressive, overwhelmingly large and sparkly, and are certainly worth ogling, mouth slightly agape in wonder, for 10-15 minutes. When we visited the Tower we did indeed make […]

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