During WWI, blockships were deliberately sunk in the smaller channels of the Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands to protect British ships from attack. By the beginning of WWII, the defenses had fallen into disrepair
Minutes away from the A9 and perched atop an artificial mound sits one of Scotland's best preserved barracks. From the distance, these roofless and imposing structures look more castle than barracks to our American eyes.
We spent our 3rd day in London exploring Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London. Founded in 1066, this castle and prison has been astonishingly well kept. It is also astonishingly crowded.