The Great Polish Map Of Scotland

The Great Polish Map The Great Polish Map of Scotland is a three-dimensional terrain map built within the gardens of the Barony Castle Hotel. Located near Eddleston in the Scottish borders, the hotel served a previous life as army training grounds before it caught the eye of a visiting soldier who created the feature landmark on the grounds today. The story of its construction and the sentiment behind the map is as unique and interesting as the people who undertook building it over 45 years ago. The man behind the project, Jan Tomasik, came to the Scottish Borders from Poland early in the second world war. A great number of… Read More

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Tantallon Castle

Designed For Strength At six stories high and 90 meters in length, the curtain wall of Tantallon Castle is built to intimidate enemies and impress friends. The blood-red sandstone looks especially daunting in front of the blue seas and green fields that surround the medieval structure on the East Lothian coast. Standing to the east of North Berwick and a near shout away from Bass Rock, Tantallon dominates a rocky peninsula on the banks of the Firth of Forth. An important and visually stunning bit of land, the castle was fiercely contested by both relatives and kings since its construction in the mid-1300s. Surrounded on three sides by high cliffs… Read More

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