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The Castle  Holy Island by Trevor Kersley

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Lindisfarne Castle is a 16th-century castle located on Holy Island, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England, much altered by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1901. The island is accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway. The castle is located in what was once the very volatile border area between England and Scotland. Not only did the English and Scots fight, but the area was frequently attacked by Vikings. The castle was built in 1550, around the time that Lindisfarne Priory went out of use, and stones from the priory were used as building material. It is very small by the usual standards, and was more of a fort. The castle sits on the highest point of the island, a whinstone hill called Beblowe. Lindisfarne’s position in the North Sea made it vulnerable to attack from Scots and Norsemen, and by Tudor times it was clear there was a need for a stronger fortification, although obviously, by this time, the Norsemen were no longer a danger. This resulted in the creation of the fort on Beblowe Crag between 1570 and 1572 which forms the basis of the present castle.

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Featured in Beautiful North of England. UK…28 Aug 2014
Featured in the Nikon UK group..21 Sept 2014

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castle lindisfarne northumberland england island holy sea coast ancient history heritage architecture coastline old uk sky rock landscape holy island isle british grass historic north fort landmark lindisfarne castle fortification tower northeast monument northumbria celtic seascape tidal berwick fishing harbour st cuthbert north east farne islands ruins rocks mudflats hull monastery yachts boats bamburgh seahouses lindisfarne priory north sea

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  • lorilee
    lorilee6 months ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thanking you Lorilee

    – Trevor Kersley

  • ctheworld
    ctheworld6 months ago

  • Many thanks for the feature.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Fred McKie
    Fred McKie6 months ago

    Beautiful capture Trevor. Love the use of the fence and road as leading lines.

  • Thanking you Fred.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CBoyle
    CBoyle6 months ago

    Wonderful image Trevor :)

  • Thanking you.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHill6 months ago

    Wow. Fantastic!!!!! ;-D Winner on every count!!!!!!!!
    >blows kiss<

    Jan

  • Many thanks Jan,also for the fave.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalif6 months ago

    What building site! Can one imagine the labor that went into this castle….

  • Many thanks Calvin

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clark6 months ago

    Love it!!!!

  • Thanking you for your kind comment,Carolyn,also for the fave,

    – Trevor Kersley

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder6 months ago

    24/08/2014

    See features here

  • Many thanks for the feature Kala.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • lezvee
    lezvee6 months ago

    A super image – congratulations on your feature in Landscapes

  • Many thanks Lez

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Norton6 months ago

    Congratulations this image is featured in the B/N of E Group from the 28th August 2014

  • Many thanks for the feature,Barry.

    – Trevor Kersley

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