Eileen Donan Castle
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Eileen Donan Castle

Eileen Donan is probably one of the most picturesque castles we’ve visited on our UK road trip. It’s also one of the smaller ones. Built in the 13th century, it is rumored to have sheltered Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Having seen years of clan feuds and barely endured the Jacobite uprising, the castle today stands restored for us to enjoy.
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The Old Blacksmith Shop, Gretna Green, Scotland
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Gretna Green

A bit like America’s Las Vegas in terms of tying the not, Gretna Green is famous for runaway weddings. In the mid 18th-century, English law declared couples had to be at least 21 to be married without parental consent. Scottish law, however, stated 16 was alright with them. With Gretna Green traditionally being the first village in Scotland near the border, runaway couples would come here, usually with an angry guardian in pursuit.

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