Photography of Castles & Architecture in Northumberland!

Here in Northumberland there are more castles than any other county in England, boasting over 70 sites. A legacy from its turbulent past and the famous border wars. Although many have long disappeared, many more impressive sites still remain, like Alnwick castle and Warkworth castle. The latter which can be viewed from my own living room window, standing majestically on the hill just a few hundred meters away. Not far to venture then for an occasional photo shoot when the light is right. Northumberland also has many old churches dating back to Anglo saxon times with some fascinating history behind them.

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Up on the hill

Up on the hill

There lies yon Liburn Tower of Dunstanburgh. Twas a a fortress built in early days to keep at bay the enemies of mine Lord John of Gaunt .. ......

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An Alnwick Spring time

An Alnwick Spring time

Daffodils abound on the walk up to Alnwick castle and blue sky overhead. What more could you want? .. ......

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Snow along the river

Snow along the river

A bright winters day along the river Coquet. Such a lovely walk even with snow on the ground and on the hill the magnificent Warkworth castle .. ......

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Snowy Keep

Snowy Keep

Even in snow the magificent Warkworth Castle keep stands proud up on the hill above the village. .. ......

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Warkworth Reflection

Warkworth Reflection

View from the river Coquet looking east towards Warkworth castle that sits on the hill above the village....

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Serenity

Serenity

Boats moored in the harbor beneath Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island. It is such a peaceful serene place in the early hours of dawn....

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Alnwick Reflection

Alnwick Reflections

Looking across a calm river Aln towards Alnwick Castle on summers afternoon from the pastures.....

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Road to Lindisfarne

The road to Lindisfarne

An early morning walk along the cobbled road that leads to Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island. With no one else around it is a time for reflection on what it must have been like back in its heyday......

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Castle Keep

Castle Keep

Warkworth Castle keep or as it is known the Great Tower which was built by the first Earl of Northumberland over 600 years ago and besieged by the Scots in 1327. The castle played a key role in the long-running war between England and Scotland. ..... → Not for sale.........
Winters Moon

Winters Moon

A December night and Warkowrth Castle keep looms in to the night sky. Even at night the castle is an impresive sight. ..... → Buy A Print.........
Spring Blosom

Spring Bloom

Warkworth Castle in all her majesty. Spring heralds a magnificent sight on the banks of the castle with daffodils in full bloom Summer is on its way..... → Buy A Print.........
Daybreak at Lindisfarne

Daybreak at Lindisfarne

Dawn creeps over Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island another calm day it seems by the look of the rising tide....

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On Bamburgh Beach

On Bamburgh Beach

A walk along Banburgh beach on a stormy day with the castle on the hill. Perhaps the best time to visit when no one else is around....

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Blue Sky O'r Warkworth Castle

Blue Sky O'r Warkworth Castle

Clear blue skies on a Summers day over t Warkworth Castle and your mind floats back to another time when knights and soldiers defended the batlements from invaders....

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Hay Bales and Castles

Hay Bales & Castles

Hay making under the watchful eye of Warkworth Castle. How different the scene must have been with hayricks instead of hay bales....

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 Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn

A golden sky greets the dawn over Bamburgh Castle that sits high on teh hill above the village as viewed from the dunes that skirt the shore. Such a pleasent walk on a bright but crisp morning in late February...

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Bamburgh Shore

Bamburgh Shore

Early morning on a deserted beach beneath Bamburgh Castle an early anglo saxon fortification that has seen countless battles....


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Sheep Pastures

A Castle Far

Sheep graze in the fields across the river Coquet in view of Warkworth Castle. Such a calm serene view on a lovelyt afternoon stroll....


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River Walk

River Walk

Winter along the river Coquet at Warkworth with the castle high on the hill. The trees have lost their colour now but still the walk along the banks of the river holds a special serneity. ....

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Warkworth Gate House

The Gate House

Warkowrth Castle Gate House and the gateway to an historic adventure in to the past. A place I often go (when there is hardly anyone else around) just to sit and ponder and to wonder what life must have been like back in its heydayy....

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Gatehouse variation

Gate House Variation

A variation on a theme of the old Gate House at Warkworth Castle. Taken from the front. In the Summer months the castle holds medieval pageants which are always worth the visit to see the costumes and armour of the day.....

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A far away Dream

A far away Dream

Well it could almost be something seen in a dream. This is Dunstanburgh Castle built on the remote wave battered headland in the early 1300's and the scene of fierce fighting during the Wars of the Roses. ......

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Grazing

Grazing

A magnificent walk along the craggy shoreline from Craster brings you to Dunstanburgh Castle. A walk I do often but only early mornings when I have the place to myself and I can let my mind wander back in time......

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The Keep

The Keep

Dunstanburgh's defenses were expanded in the 1380s by John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster due to the threat from Scotland and the peasant uprisings of 1381. During the 15th century the castle formed a strategic northern stronghold in the region during the Wars of the Roses, ..... → Buy A Print.........