Glamis Castle opens coronation robes exhibition

May 14, 2017 Moniek 0

Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother, is hosting a spectacular display of royal robes, 80 years since the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother. Several dresses, robes and coronets worn during the coronation ceremony on 12 May 1937 have been loaned to Glamis Castle for [read more]

Herrenhausen Gardens and Mausoleum

May 11, 2017 Moniek 0

Herrenhausen in Hanover, Germany has been on my list for quite some time. The Herrenhausen Gardens are made up of the Great Garden (Großer Garten), the Berggarten, the Georgengarten and the Welfengarten. Most of the gardens owe their aesthetics to Sophia of Hanover and its centre point was the Herrenhausen Palace, which was almost completely destroyed by [read more]

Mary, Queen of Scots Festival to be held

May 3, 2017 Moniek 0

On the anniversary of Mary, Queen of Scots’ escape from Lochleven Castle a new festival to mark her life has been announced. The festival will be held on 2 and 3 September 2017 in Kinross, near Lochleven Castle. She was held at the castle for nearly two years and it was there that she abdicated [read more]

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