Take an inside look at castles of Windsor, Blarney and Edinburgh. Originally purchased in 1762 by King George III for a "Queen's House," Buckingham Palace has been rebuilt and added on to several times over the years. With its Corinthian columns and gilded gates, this ornate palace has been the official Royal residence since Queen Victoria moved in, in 1837. Buckingham Palace may be the official royal residence, but the Queen's favorite place to call home is Windsor Castle. Located just 40 minutes outside of London in the Berkshire countryside, Windsor Castle is the largest continuously inhabited castle in the world. Windsor was originally intended to guard the western approaches to the capital.
Once the land of feuding clans and oppressive foreign lords. Today, Ireland is known for its independent spirit. Reflected in its wealth of history, culture, and traditions. A defining characteristic of Irish society is a belief in superstitions. Blarney Castle. An ancient fortress in southern Ireland just outside the seaside city of Cork. These imposing stone walls are said to hold the key to everlasting glibness. Also known as the gift of gab.
Edinburgh, a fascinating city with a medieval history. Perhaps no castle in the world has as gallant a history as Edinburgh Castle. If the true meaning of the word castle means a walled fortification with a drawbridge and a moat, then Edinburgh definitely qualifies.
Take a journey in to living history and explore the spectacular castles!