Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Roman Vindolanda

Vindolanda Roman Fort

The extensive ruins of Vindolanda Roman Fort stand close to the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, just south of Hadrian's Wall. The fort is the site of a number of important finds, including the Vindolanda tablets dating from the 1st century. The tablets are the earliest handwritten documents discovered in Britain.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Coquet Island

Coquet Island, Northumberland viewed from Warkworth Castle

Coquet Island is located off the Northumberland coast, but landing is strictly forbidden to protect the seabird colonies. The island is home to the medieval ruins of Saint Henry the Dane's hermitage which have been incorporated into the Victorian lighthouse.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The View From Lindisfarne Castle

The view from Lindisfarne Castle

The roof of Lindisfarne Castle offers a fantastic view across the harbour to the ruins of the priory :-)

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hobthrush: Saint Cuthbert's Isle

Hobthrush, Saint Cuthbert's Isle

The small island of Hobthrush or Saint Cuthbert's Isle lies just off the coast of Lindisfarne. Saint Cuthbert lived here as a hermit before seeking solitude on Inner Farne.

Warkworth Castle

Warkworth Castle

Warkworth Castle is a 12th century Northumberland ruin situated on a mound in the small village of Warkworth. The castle walls enclose an area roughly 60m × 80m with the 14th century keep standing to the north.

Warkworth Castle

Looking towards the keep from the gatehouse. Lion Tower stands to the left. Grey Mare's Tail Tower is to the right.

Warkworth Castle

Looking south from the keep. The remain of a church stand in the foreground. The dark holes lead to the church vaults. The Little Stair Tower is to the right.

Warkworth Castle
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