Always lovely! The 13th century ruins of Tintagel Castle, overlooking the ocean in Cornwall, England. Excavations demonstrated that this was a fortified home of the ruler of Cornwall in about 500AD. The largest fortified site of the ‘Arthurian’ period, it contained unprecedented remains of luxury goods from the Eastern Roman Empire. In 1998, a slate engraved with the name ‘Artognou’ and other names from the legends was discovered there.
Dunnotar Castle - Stonehaven - William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence. It was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against Cromwell’s army for eight months. By close of the 14th century, Dunnottar was firmly under Scottish control, under the Clan Keith.