Photography of Castles, Churches & 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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Warkworth Reflection

#C1 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

#C2 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

#C3 Alnwick Reflections

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

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Road to Lindisfarne

#C4 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

#C5 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

#C6 Winters Moon

A December night and Warkowrth Castle keep looms in to the night sky. Even at night the castle is an impresive sight. During teh windet months the keep is illuminated over the christmas period A full moon that night gave it an altogether different look..... → Buy A Print.........
Spring Blosom

#C7 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

#C8 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

#C9 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

#C10 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

#C11 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

#C12 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

#C13 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

#C14 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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Warkworth Bridge

#C15 Warkworth Bridge

Warkowrth old bridge and defensive tower which replaced the older bridge and was built after a bequest left by John Cook of Newcastle, who died in 1379 and left the sum of 20 marks towards the building of a new bridge at Warkworth, on the condition it was built within two years. ....

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Chain Bridge

#C16 Chain Bridge

The Union Chain Bridge spans the River Tweed between Horncliffe, Northumberland, England and Fishwick, Borders, Scotland.When it opened in 1820 it was the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world with a span of 137 metres (449 ft), . ....

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River Walk

#C17 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

#C18 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

#C19 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

#C20 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

#C21 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

#C22 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, .....

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Through A Window

#C23 Through A Window

Liburn Tower Dunstanburgh Castle viewed from the twin towers of the Gate house. Standing there gazing out of the window and your mind begins to wonder what it must have been like wya back when.....

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Liburn Tower

#C24 The Tower On The Hill

Liburn Tower which is part of Dunsnaburgh Castle and stands at the highest point giving good all round views of impending attacks. It had 3 floors orginally with one room on each floor Can you imagine what scenes there must have been from those windows.....

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A winters dusting

#C25 A Winters Dusting

The first snows of winter fall on the pastures across from Alnwick Castle on a bright crisp morning. But perhaps more bad weather isn't too far away

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TRee at Edlingham castle

#C26 Edlingham Castle

Edlingham Castle was built in the 12th century by John de Edlinghamn. In 1296 Sir William de Felton fortified the house and over the years was much improved on until it was abandoned in 1650. Visitors to the ruin during the day have reported having their clothes tugged by unseen hands. It is said to be that of the spirit of a young girl who haunts the ruins......

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TRee at Edlingham castle

#C27 There is a Tree by the wall

The old tree that stands by the outer wall of Edlingham Castle. It is such a nice shady spo during hot Summers day. A place I often sit by when I visit the old castle. It is not a place that too many people visit so most of the time I have the place to myself. Just to sit an let the mind drift is such a pleasnet way to spend an afternoon......

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EDlingham Castle solar tower

#C28 The Solar Tower

Part of the Solar Tower at Edlingham Castle.A magnificent piece of Northumberlans history ......

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The pastures

#C29 The pastures

The pastures opposite Alnwick Castle is a popularplace for local dog walkers with magnificent views of the castle and the river Aln. It is also a place for grazing cattle too. ......

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Across The Ages

#C30 Across The Ages

A view across the estury at Amble with the old Jetty in te foreground and Warkowrth Castle and the village in the background. ......

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The Lion and the castle

#C31 The Lion & The Castle

Alnwick Castle viewed from the Lion Bridge which spans the river Aln and was rebuilt in 1770 after the original was swept away in a flood....

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Pauperhaugh Bridge

#C32 Pauperhaugh Bridge

The weir and Pauperhaugh Bridge over the river Coquet in Northumberland built in 1888 and a favourite spot for anglers where salmon and trout can be seen leaping upstream in October to spawn ....


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Sunset O'r The Castle

#C33 Sunset O'r The Castle

As the sun sets over Warkworth Castle you can almost here the singing of the soldiers and chatter of those who once lived here back in medival times. A favourite place of mine to wander as night time falls, just to pondee on what life must have been like back then....

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Bamburgh Oil Fields

#C34 Bamburgh Oil Fields

Looking across a sea of yellow oil seed rape towards Bamburgh Castle in the South in tlate April as the clouds bubble up on the horizon, Perhaps there is snow or rain coming soon. Lets hope not too much winds to batter the fields in to surrender...

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Norham Castle Keep

#C35 Norham Castle Keep

Set high on a grassy hill, overlooking the River Tweed, Norham Castle was one of the most important strongholds in this once turbulent region. It was also the one most frequently attacked by the Scots. Besieged at least 13 times, once for nearly a year by Robert Bruce. It withstood what was thrown at it. But even its powerful 12th century keep and massive towered bailey walls could not resist James IV's heavy cannon, andfell to him in 1513, shortly before his defeat at Flodden Field. ...

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