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Thursday Doors: The Isle of Arran

Posted on: April 1, 2023

I am joining Dan Antion over at https://nofacilities.com/ where he runs a series called Thursday Doors. This is what he has to say:

Welcome to Thursday Doors! This is a weekly challenge for people who love doors and architecture to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos, drawings, or other images or stories from around the world. If you’d like to join us, simply create your own Thursday Doors post each (or any) week and then share a link to your post in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

Check out Dan’s great books:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BC23MDLV 

I’m featuring some doors I found on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Brodick Castle

The front door of Brodick Castle

Back entrance to the castle

Farmhouse on the island.

St. Columba’s Church, now a dwelling

Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

Nineteenth Century Cottage

Buildings of the museum

One of many coffee shops and bakeries on the island.

Beautiful homes on Arran Island

There is so much to see and do on this wonderful island. I will share more about the museum in the next post.

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70 Responses to "Thursday Doors: The Isle of Arran"

Your smile is contagious.

Thanks for your kind words.

Beautiful Doors, Darlene. I love that castle.

It’s such a great castle. I think it will be in the next book.

You do have some cool doors and wonderful homes for this week. Thanks so much for joining in the fun 😀

Thanks, Cee! From a castle, to a farmhouse, to a church, and to a nineteenth-century cottage, there is something for everyone!

Sturdy looking doors Darlene

They were built to keep the enemy out!

Great photo of you! Red’s a good color : )

Thanks. I love red. You can’t go wrong with red.

Love the doors and, above all, the Brodick Castle!

Its an amazing castle!!

I love all your photos! I want to go to the island now to see them for myself.

It is a special island. It will be in the next book.

These are beautiful doors, Darlene. I’m glad someone preserved the church. Even as a dwelling, it still stand as. I love the flowers growing out of the steps. I’m not sure it’s safe, but it’s lovely. Thanks for joining Thursday Doors.

Thanks, Dan. I’m always amazed when plants grow out of stones and concrete. Glad you like my contribution to the doors challenge.

I shake my head when one of our plants struggles in the flower bed but sends off a shoot that thrives in a crack in the driveway.

Wow, I love the architecture of these buildings. And those beautiful flowers going up the steps? Amazing.

Splendid doors, Darlene. Hugs.

I went to the Isle of Arran many years ago, and love it. Beautiful place.

I visited for the first time 2 years ago and fell in love with it. So returned last year!

It’s wonderful to see all of these doors. I haven’t been to Scotland, it’s on my list of things to do.

You would love it there. A magical pace, especially the islands.

All of these doors are fabulous, Darlene. That castle is gorgeous, and I’d love to visit someday.

It is an amazing castle. You would love it.

I will never tire of viewing your special doors–especially the ones with pretty flowers and your lovely smile, Darlene!

Awe, thanks, Marian. How sweet of you. xo

I’ve never heard of this island. How gorgeous it is! I wonder if it is always this sunny?

Apparently, it can get some nasty weather but both times I’ve been there, the sun shone for me!

Ah, the Scottish spirits must like you 😉

I like to think so.

I really liked the pic of you at Brodick castle. Such a natural smile and pose.

Thanks. I was having such a great time.

What a great picture of you in front of Brodick Castle. I love all the purple flowers along the staircase of the back entrance to the castle. You captured some lovely shots during your trip.

Thanks so much. I love finding interesting doors on my travels. Brodick Castle and the Arran Museum were fascinating. You can tell I was in my glory.

Hi Darlene, wonderful picture. The back door with the lovely flowers is picture perfect.

That was meant to be pictures 😊. The museum looks very quaint and pretty.

You would love that museum. It was full of treasures. Glad you liked my door pictures.

I would love it. Hopefully someday …

These doors are wonderful, Darlene! The flowers along the back stairs are especially nice. I’d love to visit that museum.

Please you enjoyed the doors. You would have a good time in that museum, so much information and great finds.

I’m sure I would, Darlene. Thanks! And, I’m so glad you are part of Thursday’s Doors. You always have terrific doors.

What a wonderful collection of doors, Darlene. I felt that I had traveled to The Isle of Arran with you and I look forward to the upcoming Amanda adventure. I did a little research into the Isle of Arran and was amazed by the historical events that took place there.

The Isle of Arran has so much history. Each of the Scottish Isles has its own unique character which I find fascinating.

It’s interesting how doors can be so fascinating. I love your doors, Darlene…<3

Your photos always make me eager to travel, Darlene. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks, Diane. I love to share special places I’ve been to.

Yes! Those doors!! That castle! I love it – especially loved those little bright flowers running up the steps!

Thanks for your enthusiasm, Cecilia. Those purple flowers are very sweet.

I’m so glad to know that I’m not the only nerd who loves to look at doors! 🙂
I just had the most lovely daydream, gazing at the flower-lined steps at the back entrance of the castle…

I think there are a few of us fascinated by doors! Many stories could be told about that back entrance.

Wonderful photos of doors on The Isle of Arron, Darlene! The front door of Brodick Castle is full of character. I love purple flowers. You surely have the most beautiful smile!

Thanks, Miriam, how kind of you. I love that front door to the castle.

You’re welcome, Darlene. I hope we’ll travel again soon.

What beautiful architecture and cool doors. Thanks for sharing, Darlene!

Thanks so much, Priscilla. Glad you enjoyed my door pictures.

Beautiful photos, Darlene. Thanks for sharing them. xo

I’m pleased you enjoyed the doors I featured here. Every door tells a story!

Fantastic shots. I especially like the back entrance with the purple flowers!

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