ARMCHAIR BOOKS. Victorian, Illustrated & Secondhand Books. 72-74 West Port, EDINBURGH Midlothian EH1 2LE, tel: 0131 229 5927. Bookshop Row. Old Town of Edinburgh, SCOTLAND. Just after The Grassmarket become West Port. (Photographer unknown)
Eilean Donan Castle. Scotland. By bluestardrop Built in the 13th century to hold back the Vikings, today Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous sites in Scotland. Most probably it was named after Bishop Donan who came to Scotland in the 6th century. It is situated on an island, surrounded by the amazing scenery of the Scottish highlands. The fortress has been rebuilt at least four times and for around 200 years (from 18th to 20th century) it actually laid in ruins. It was re-opened in…
Hay-on-Wye, Wales is often described as “the town of books” thanks to its large collection of bookstores and libraries, and none are more magnificent than Honesty Bookshop, a 24-hour open-air bookshop on the grounds of Hay Castle. The books, which are kept in bookcases against the castle wall, are paid for through a small letterbox. Elsewhere on the castle grounds, a mansion built in the 1660s is used for second-hand book sales.
The Elephant House, a tea and coffee house in Edinburgh, Scotland is said to be the “birthplace of Harry Potter”: J.K. Rowling having sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Today, Harry Potter fans from all over the world visit here and leave notes, write quotes on the walls, and share their love for Potter in one of the fandom’s landmarks.