The amazing Kirkwell Abbey in Orkney Islands, historians say that the Vikings thousands of years ago would moor their ships to the side of the abbey wall. This place is steeped in history!

Holyrood Abbey, Scotland

Westminster Abbey, England King Henry III, our ancestry built Westminster Abbey as we know it today, though it was in existence prior, smaller

Bucholie Castle (formerly Lambaborg, home of the Viking pirate Sweyn Asleifsson), Freswick Bay, Caithness, Scotland

Fountain's Abbey, Yorkshire, UK

This is where the Vikings first landed in England.

Orkney Islands, Scotland

Orkney Islands, Scotland

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Roman baths, Bath, UK

Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin

Bishop's Palace The Bishop's Palace is a hall house dating from the 12thC, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

There is a legend which relates how a sleeping party of Scots warriors were almost set upon by an invading band of Vikings and were only saved when one of the attackers trod on a wild thistle with his bare feet. His cries raised the alarm and the roused Scots duly defeated the Danes. In gratitude, the plant became known as the Guardian Thistle and was adopted as the symbol of Scotland.

The Church of Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia

St Albans Church, Kent, UK

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, England

Kelso Abbey -12th Century - Borders Scotland. The tiny village of Kelso is known to be “the most romantic if not the most beautiful place in Scotland.”

One of the gates, entrances, to the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, France.

Inveraray Castle, Scotland. Recently portrayed as "Duneagle" in the Season 3 Christmas Special of 'Downton Abbey.'