We explored quite a few castles and abbeys during our trip.
It was such an incredible experience to touch the moss covered rocks, to run my fingers along the edges of the stones, to feel the cold walls, to smell the musty darkness of the rooms… and imagining the kind of life people lived hundreds of years ago. My head exploded!
This is Moy Castle, built in the 15th Century, featuring 3 floors, its own well and a dungeon.
My favourite part of it was its dreamy exterior texture and colours.
This is the inside of a ruined nunnery on the Island of Iona.
The island is rather famous and sacred, because Saint Columba established a monastery there in AD563, which became central to the spread of Christianity in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom (Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland).
And this is a ruined farmer’s croft we found while one of our mountain walks.
My kids had such a hoot walking around in and around it, exclaiming how it was like a real life Minecraft house, haha!