A rather cool day trip… to Scotland’s graffiti castle

9 Oct

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I like castles. Visiting old, ancient ruins. Learning a bit of history. And wondering how on earth they kept warm. (Does anyone else think they’re too soft to have lived in the middle ages?!)

I also like street art. If you follow me on instagram (or saw my Barcelona post), you ‘might’ know that already.

So… a graffiti castle… well, how darn cool is that?

And in Scotland too!

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Kelburn Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland… and the only one to have been given a makeover by four Brazillian grafitti artists.

It’s also possibly the cheeriest looking castle I’ve ever seen!  How adorable is that sun for example?

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Though I really couldn’t decide whether certain bits were cool, creepy or both!

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And with so many details you could stand there all day… yes that girl has a squirrel on her head and a kitten hanging from her sock. (Just your average day there then.)

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Turns out there was more to Kelburn Castle than graffiti… there was a rickety bridge over a waterfall…

And a leafy valley that  was like something from Jurrasic Park!

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It was here we decided to have a bit of a photo off… one of our new things since I got the other half his La Sardina camera.

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And I think I can admit that he won with this shot. How ‘Lost World’ does this look?!

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On the grounds, there’s also a maze. It’s one of those things that kids probably love but it freaked the heck out of me.

Yes, I see tiny little houses, all alone, set in the woods – and think horror movie thoughts!

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Apparently there was a narrow tunnel you could crawl through to get into this… Yes, I thought it was too spooky to do that!

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Oh and there were some creepy caves too… definitely like something from Lord of the Rings!

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And then… well, then there were these guys. Chickens I think. (These piles of feathers are chickens right?)

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And a goose that seemed intent on having a nibble of my other half’s boot…

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And a whole lot of owls. Quite an easy spot the difference this one!

And there was cake and tea too – but we did the un-bloggy thing and just ate it, instead of taking pictures. (Yes, it does happen some times.)

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Then there was just time for one more look at the castle… I do think it would take you hours to take this all in!

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And then it was time to go home… well, with a little trip to Glasgow Ikea on the way. Which might have broken the spell somewhat really!

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