Hamlet in Elsinore

Hamlet in Elsinore

Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, is one of his most famous characters, the tragic antihero who has one of the most quoted lines in the bard’s work, “To be or not to be…”. Hamlet’s home is the Danish Royal palace, Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, so when we had the opportunity to see Hamlet in […]

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Castle Jokes

Caerlaverock Castle

I wrote earlier this week about a trip to the fantastic Bolsover Castle, one of the many fine properties managed by English Heritage, and so, with castles in my head, here are some castle jokes.  You may need some defense from these… Of course, they come with the usual lack of guarantee of funniness or […]

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A trip to Skipton Castle

Skipton Castle

We found ourselves in North Yorkshire this weekend visiting some friends, and took the opportunity to return to Skipton, and to visit Skipton Castle.  It was a relatively easy choice as, as well as being an interesting historical site which is easy to get to and has plenty to see, is suitable for both a […]

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