Tag: Castle

Exploring Mont Saint-Michel with Kids

Exploring Mont Saint-Michel with Kids

Mont Saint-Michel, a historic fortified town and monastery in northeastern France, has been on our Europe bucket-list since we arrived. This iconic island is something I felt had to be seen. I also had large expectations about its grandeur. I was right that seeing and exploring the 

Northern Portugal

Northern Portugal

While we were staying in Porto we decided to venture out of the city on a day trip to some of the sights to the north. There are plenty of bus tours that head out this way, but since we had the rental car we 

Around Inverness (& Loch Ness), Scotland

Around Inverness (& Loch Ness), Scotland

Inverness and the surrounding area is full of attractions. It is a tourist hub and therefore crowded in the afternoons as the buses stop here mostly for afternoon and evening adventures. Staying in the area though gave us plenty of time to enjoy Loch Ness 

Around Fort William, Scotland

Around Fort William, Scotland

You are going to think we are totally crazy when we tell you that even with our train obsessed kids we bypassed the Jacobite Steam Train. The Jacobite Steam Train, which was featured in the Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Express runs out of Fort William. 

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Every time I told someone we were going to drive around Scotland they asked if we were headed to the Isle of Skye. I figured that meant it was a must see. Sure enough, everyone was right! We stayed in Portree at the Isles Inn. 

Exploring Scotland’s East Coast (Edinburgh to Dundee)

Exploring Scotland’s East Coast (Edinburgh to Dundee)

We headed off on our adventure outside the city by rental car. I’m so thankful for a husband who can drive almost anywhere safely. I spent the whole ride out of the city disoriented by being on the wrong side of the car. The drive started 

Scotland’s Little Railroads: Alford to Inverness

Scotland’s Little Railroads: Alford to Inverness

We arrived in Alford in the late afternoon and started the “train” portion of our journey. Our boys love trains, but we try to target smaller journeys as they also have short attention spans. This particular part of Scotland had two great train journeys for 

Stonehaven, Scotland

Stonehaven, Scotland

The bulk of day two was spent in Stonehaven. This town is home to a fabulous castle – Dunnottar Castle – out on a rock. We knew we needed to be there when it opened to avoid a long walk and parking on the street. We 

Egeskov Castle in Denmark

Egeskov Castle in Denmark

Egeskov Castle was the perfect stopping point between Copenhagen and Legoland on a travel day. It takes about two hours to reach Egeskov Castle from Copenhagen by car. The castle has a little something for everyone and we easily spent the day there. Egeskov Castle was 

Kasteel Hoensbroek in South Limburg

Kasteel Hoensbroek in South Limburg

Kasteel Hoensbroek is known locally as the “the most lordly stronghold between the Rhine and Meuse.” It also has a reputation for being kid-friendly and is a part of the Museumkaart Program, so we had to go check it out. The castle sat on an important trading