Archive for the tag 'Scotland'

This Palladian villa was built in 1758 by Patrick Home:

Before the union between Scotland and England in 1707 this was a hotly contested border area, and only fortified buildings survive from earlier times. Patrick’s grandfather and uncle took part in the Jacobite uprising of 1715, and earlier generations of the family had been [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 30th 2011

… of Paxton House.

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 29th 2011

This was the first major bridge of its kind to be designed for vehicles.  It is also the oldest surviving iron suspension bridge in Europe.  When the bridge was built in 1820 it was the longest iron suspension bridge in the world.
Prior to the building of the bridge, those wishing to cross the River [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 25th 2011

In 1933 a memorial cloister was built to commemorate the 8th Duke of Roxburghe.  The cloisters were built in the style of the original cloisters.

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 4th 2011

Kelso Abbey was built in 1128 by the Tironesian monks (originally from Tiron, near Chartres, in France).  During the 1540s it fell into decline at the hands of Henry VIII’s army.

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 3rd 2011

Floors Castle is home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe who inherited the estate at the age of 19.  For that last 20 years he has worked on ensuring that estate is self sustaining and financially viable for future generations.
The history of the castle:

The site for the building of Floors Castle is a natural terrace [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2011

For more of this weeks PhotoHunt pictures check out tnchick.

14 Comments CherryPie on Jul 30th 2011

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