Karen Warren

About me

I am a writer of travel articles and fiction. My first novel is in the process of publication and I am working on the second.

From my website

In Search of the Kraków Defence Walls

Why do I enjoy walled towns so much? Perhaps because they tend to be old and mired in history. Or because walking around town walls gives me the opportunity to imagine what the town was like in the past, at a time when walls were a vital defence rather than…

Why I Visited the Wieliczka Salt Mine (and Should You Bother?)

You’ll know by now that I’m not a great fan of major tourist attractions. So why did I want to visit the underground cathedral in Poland’s Wieliczka Salt Mine (estimated annual visitors in excess of 1.5 million)? And would I recommend my readers to go there? (Read on to the end of…

Exploring the History of Pembroke Castle, Wales

I visited lots of medieval castles on my recent trip to Wales. However, the one that made the biggest impression on me was Pembroke Castle. Privately owned and imaginatively managed, Pembroke Castle has an enviable location, with a long history stretching right back to the Stone Age. The Long and…

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