Phew, it has been a minute, hasn't it. Apologies for the radio silence this past week or so. Life has been keeping me busy but I did manage to tear myself away from work for a few hours to go exploring with my man and my best friend.
Since it's winter, a lot of the National Trust sites are closed/limited hours so we headed out towards Airth and wandered around the grounds of this truly bizarre house.
Since being built by the Earl of Dunmore in 1761 as a summerhouse, this, shall we say, unique piece of architecture has amused and bewildered visitors from all around. Regardless of what you may think about the aesthetics of the building, the stonework itself is incredible. It was designed so that water couldn't pool and more importantly, wouldn't freeze in any of the nooks and crannies, damaging the structure. Each segment is completely self-draining.
After wandering around the walled gardens for a little while, we explored some nearby ruins. We weren't too sure what it was but it seemed to be some kind of mortuary/tomb and graveyard. The ground was really wet and I wasn't wearing the right shoes so I couldn't clamber up into the ruins properly. Which is a shame because I bet there would have been some great photo opportunities.