A walk in a falling castle – From Home To End 02 – Birkwood Hospital, Scotland

Reblogged for photo updates. I have a bunch of photos from inside this building I just rediscovered that I’ll be sharing in a fresh post soon.

Journeys Through Pre-World War 3 Britain

In this instalment of the Highlands adventure we explore the now-collapsed Birkwood Castle, still one of our most exciting finds.

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In the past two days we’ve barely slept. Ben opened the window and yelled as we crossed the border. That was yesterday, about 5pm. Not long after that we stopped off for a break and stumbled upon a derelict school. A famous abandoned castle was somewhere nearby but we weren’t sure exactly where and the area didn’t look particularly promising, parked as we were next to a small council estate, up some side roads off the B707. Following the path from the school, we came to a complex of structures. All the buildings were rotten and withered, with holes in the floors, flakes coming from the walls and ceilings, swollen beams supporting them—beams so sodden they could have come from shipwrecks.

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The building we were passing was…

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About Luke Smith

I travel around and write about it. When I'm not travelling around, I write about whatever seems meaningful to me at the time; these are usually meditations on current events, finding ways to survive the crushing existential grind of modern civilisation or vaguely philosophical musings.
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1 Response to A walk in a falling castle – From Home To End 02 – Birkwood Hospital, Scotland

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