Monday, 20 June 2011

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle stands on Beblowe Crag close to the south-east point of Holy Island. The castle was build in the 16th century to protect the area from the Scottish :-)

Lindisfarne Castle


Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Almost like a miniature Mont St Michel, or St Michel's Mount if you want to keep it British. I had no idea it looked like that. Beautiful.

Emm said...

Did they succeed (in protecting them from the Scottish)?

John said...

Emm: about 50 years after the castle was built James I combined the English, Scottish and Irish thrones so the Scots weren't really a problem.

It was held by the Royalists and attacked by the Parliamentarians during the civil war and occupied briefly by Jacobite rebels before being captured. :-)

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