You might have known that crenellation is the uppy downy bits on battlements. You can have a point if you did. To crenallate is to provide a castle or tower with crenellation.
Did you know the uppy downy parts also have proper names? The gaps are crenels or crenelles. The bits between are merlons. Here's a sign to prove I don't just make all this stuff up.
We got there early and had the place to ourselves for the first half hour. I really must work it into a story.
Hi Patsy - I never got to Tantallon .. but the word crenellation is a great one isn't it .. and those 'up and down castley' bits ... fun to see ... cheers Hilary
Cool. But only one picture of the place today? Ah, man.
Nothing like having a castle all to yourself!
Make stuff up? Ha!
I didn't know about crenels and merlons and I'm partial to a nice bit of crenellation, so thank you for that.
Patsy, my brain feels crenellated today. Which I suppose in a way, it is...
What a lovely name for a castle. I didn't know that about crenels and merlons :-) x
It's a really good word, Hilary.
Sorry, R Mac. I'm concentrating on the words not the pictures here ... but maybe I'll sneak in more pictures later.
There isn't, Alex. Unless it's having another castle all to yourself. We've been very lucky.
Yeah, yeah. OK i do make a lot of stuff up, but this time it's all true.
You can trust me - I used to be a tour guide.
Hopefully ypu have lots of the uppy bits, Frances.
It is a good name, Teresa. I admit I'd have visited just for that.
That's a good place to write a story.
Getting there early is well worth the effort. Places like that I only want to share with the ghosts.
It is, Julia.
I'm slightly worried that if I start on castle stories I won't be able to stop.
They're the best companions in these situations, Lizy. In theory I think it's great that coachloads of kids visit, but I prefer them to do it on a different day to me.
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