Dundrum Castle

As an American tourist in Northern Ireland at the top of my list of places to visit (predictably), was a castle. We just don't have that kind of grandeur back in the States, even the ruins of a castle hold appeal to someone who is impressed if they come across a building from the 1800s let alone the 13th century. So, one of our first day trips was a drive down to Dundrum Castle; the earliest reference of said castle was in 1205 when there was an unsuccessful siege. It definitely has all the classic trappings you imagine when you picture a castle in your head--situated high on a hill, circular tower, and narrow arrowslits you can nearly envision archers shooting through. Of course, I'm not a history buff to spend hours researching a place or even memorizing the facts posted on plaques on site, rather the rare (for me) feel and aesthetics are what fascinate. It's very fun to stomp up ancient steps or weave in and out of the ruins admiring the lichen-touched stonework and there's a gorgeous view when you climb to the top.

Outfit details:
Zara coat (similar)
Seychelles oxfords (old, similar)
*pictures by Thomas

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