Empezó el fin de semana largo 🙌🏻, oportunidad para desconectarse. 🔌
Si pueden viajen, disfruten, conozcan ... vivan al máximo! 🤙🏻
And so the long weekend begins 🙌🏻, perfect opportunity to disconnect!🔌
If possible, travel, enjoy, learn... live life to the fullest! 🤙🏻
ToroToro...un lugar lleno de encanto, con un sinfín de actividades para desarrollar! 🦖 🙌🏻
“Ciudad de Itas”- un atractivo que debes visitar durante tu paso por Bolivia 🇧🇴 •
ToroToro...a place filled with charm and endless activities! 🦖🙌🏻
“Ciudad de Itas”- a must for those who visit Bolivia 🇧🇴 •
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My favourite castle ruin 😍😍😍
The outcrop of rock on which Dunnottar Castle stands might have been designed specifically to permit the building of the most impregnable fortress in Scotland. Sheer cliffs 160ft high almost completely surround a flat area over three acres in size. The rock was once joined by a narrow fin to the mainland, but even this was carved away to ensure access along it was not possible.
During its active life there were only two ways into or out of Dunnottar Castle. The first was via the incredibly strongly defended main gate set in a cleft in the rock where unwanted callers would be vulnerable to attack from all sides. The second was via a rocky creek leading to a cave on the north side of the rock. From here a steep path led up the cliff to the well defended postern gate.
The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been fortified in the Early Middle Ages. It is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century. The property of the Keiths from the 14th century, and the seat of the Earl Marischal, Dunnottar declined after the last Earl forfeited his titles by taking part in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715. He fled to the continent serving Frederick The Great of Prussia.
The seized estates of the Earl Marischal were purchased in 1720 by the York Buildings Company who dismantled much of the castle. In 1761 the Earl briefly returned to Scotland and bought back Dunnottar only to sell it five years later to Alexander Keith, an Edinburgh lawyer who served as Knight Marischal of Scotland. Dunnottar was held by Alexander Keith and then his son.
In 1873 it was sold to Major Alexander Innes of Cowie and Raemoir for about £80,000. It was purchased by Weetman Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray, in 1925 after which his wife embarked on a programme of repairs. Since that time the castle has remained in the family, and has been open to the public.
P.S. The Viscount also bought Castle Fraser...so we share the same taste, obviously 😋, but, unfortunately, not the same amount of money 😏.