Friday - - Up Close And Personal -

I re­ceived a schol­ar­ship to com­plete my In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate de­gree at the At­lantic Col­lege in Wales, UK – which is ac­tu­ally the St Donats Cas­tle, a 12th-cen­tury cas­tle with a lot of his­tory and se­crets. We used to have our eco­nom­ics class in what used to be the cas­tle’s mas­ter bed­room. The room had a small se­cret door that led, through a small cor­ri­dor, to one of the guest bed­rooms. We al­ways won­dered why those two were con­nected. Also, one of the cas­tle’s tow­ers is said to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Stradling, be­lieved to have been mur­dered there by a fam­ily mem­ber. Peo­ple have claimed to see her walk­ing around in a silk gown and high heels at night. I never did though.

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