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Lindisfarne Castle (3)

By PhilT2
Lindisfarne Castle as we know it first appears in about 1550, but wasn't in any completed state until 1570. For the next three hundred years, the fort (as it was known then) was home to temporary garrisons of soldiers on detachment from the larger force based at nearby Berwick. Their main job was to man the guns and watch the horizon for trouble. Aside from a couple of incidents, the Castle could be said to have had a quiet military history through this period. The fact it was still standing when Edward Hudson discovered it in 1901 is testament to that. His friend the architect Edwin Lutyens was soon to dramatically change the building over the next few years, from a fort to a holiday home.
Now a National Trust Property

Tags: Northumberland Architecture Castles National trust Lindisfarne castle Landscape and travel

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Maiwand 14 3 73 England
15 Aug 2019 9:16AM
Certainly looks as if it could have been quite an obstacle to anyone trying to invade at that point.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
15 Aug 2019 9:42AM
My wife ( Maggie ) is finishing her 85 mile walk which she stated a week ago here !! St Cuthberts Way. She has had great weather !! Iconic island and castle Phil.
15 Aug 2019 10:02AM
Beautiful Grin
15 Aug 2019 10:19AM
Superb image
coelacanth 19 53 1 Wales
15 Aug 2019 10:34AM
Pity it wasn't there in 799 when the Vikings turned up!
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
15 Aug 2019 11:44AM
Excellent capture of this part of history Phil , interesting narrative
Toobi_Won 10 77 8 England
15 Aug 2019 12:18PM
Fab composition, Phil!
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
15 Aug 2019 12:53PM
Another very good photo Phil!
I like the composition and the fine colors!

mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
15 Aug 2019 3:49PM
It is quite an imposing castle well captured in your dramatic photograph. The thing I remember about it was the steep drive to get up to the front door without puffing and panting!
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
15 Aug 2019 9:39PM
Excellent capture Phil
16 Aug 2019 10:02AM
Great image Phil
27 Aug 2019 9:39PM
Super photograph of one of my favourite castles

Deb 😊

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