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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Dunstanburgh castle



The ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle stand out against the beautiful Northumberland coastline



The Earl of Lancaster began the fortress in 1313 but archeological research has found that it was much grander than first thought and was possibly built as a symbol against the king than a military stronghold.





This view was taken as I walked South along the coast.


The following day I walked along the coast from the opposite direction towards the castle. 















The remains of the Gatehouse keep. The twin towered gatehouse was the main residential block, four stories high.











 

25 comments:

  1. Stunning coastline and an interesting castle

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  2. Wow! Fantastic place and fantastic shots ~ Stunning ~ thanks, carol ^_^

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  3. What an amazing place. I can just feel all the history in those rocks. Wow... they chose a fine place to build it. :-)

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  4. Wow - so cool to explore an old castle! And I love the coastline with all the interesting rocks.

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  5. Ruins can be quite beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful shots of the ruins. The coastline looks quite rugged. I love such a coastline.

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  7. I like the water glistening off the smooth rocks.

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  8. Wow, I feel myself in the 12th century:) Beautiful series of shots! Thanks for sharing. Am leaving google + , so if my pics are crashed like last week, I still have Jeannettestgermain(dot)wordpress(dot)com you can visit:)

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  9. I really liked the photos because i love old ruined building

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  10. WOW! Such history ... while we have possibly the oldest surviving culture in the world downunder, our history of colonial settlement is very short so there's nothing like those magnificent ruins!! Or the great story behind it!!

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  11. That would be something for me !! How beautiful and interesting !

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  12. Beautiful set of the castle's photos!! indeed, looking fantastic site to visit..
    thanks for sharing your experience..

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  13. What a beautiful wild coastline and castle ruins. I love the rocks and would very much enjoy a walk there!

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  14. You got some exceptionally beautiful shots. Nice day too :).

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  15. Fascinating even as the building crumbles. Wish I could see this castle in person. My camera would like to be there too. ;)

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  16. it is kind of sad seeing it like this. Once people lived there. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Stunning place to visit. Awesome shots.

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  18. Those castles were always placed at strategic places to have a good view for enemies coming by. It is nice it is still there, although it is a ruin now.

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  19. Wonderful looking the castle and landscapes shots.
    Such sounds a fantastic trip.
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  20. What a beautiful scenery and the castle still looks very interesting!

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  21. A fabulous series of captures! Thanks for sharing (and for stopping by my blog) Happy weekend.

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  22. What a great post! «Louis» thanks you for linking it to Sunday Bridges. He likes the lighthouse, too! Here's a lighthouse he posted recently.

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  23. Beautiful -- isn't it neat to imagine living there!

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