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The Castle Hunter

Discover Scotland’s historic places with David Weinczok

 

The name David Weinczok will be familiar to our regular magazine readers after his historical exposés on the likes of Black Douglas, and the Scottish inspiration behind Game of Thrones.

The self-proclaimed castle hunter has a passion for sharing Scotland’s history, and encouraging readers to discover our lesser-known castles and hidden historical gems.

He’s also “bagging” Scotland’s castles, with a goal to reach 400 sites by the end of 2018!

Discover these formidable strongholds with David’s online blogs, uploaded to this page every fortnight.

You can also keep up-to-date with his latest adventure on Twitter @TheCastleHunter or on his blog at castlehunter.scot

What Is A Castle Anyway?

What defines a castle? And what separates them from palaces, towers, mansion houses?

Outdoor Scotland

Bastions of the Borders

David Weinczok picks some of his favourites sites in the Borders, a landscape teeming with history   If it’s good enough for Walter Scott, it’s good enough for the rest […]

Outdoor Scotland

The Best of 2017…

David picks his top highlights of a year on Scotland’s history trail   Perhaps in unconscious defiance of the travails of 2017 I made sure to spend the year checking […]

Outdoor Scotland

A 300th Castle-versary

  Personal milestones come in many forms. This milestone for David Weinczok just happens to involve thick walls, great halls, and towering turrets…    By the time you read this […]

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