The gate house at Donnington Castle was built in 1386 for Richard de Abberby. The courtyard of the castle is believed to have already been in existence before 1386.

The castle was destroyed in 1644 when it was besieged by the Parliamentarians during the Civil War. This is a shot taken from the interior of courtyard showing the back of the gate house and some of the ruined courtyard walls.
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donnington castle, newbury, berkshire, civil war, ruins, ruined castle

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  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsover 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Lynne. I’ve been coming here for picnics since I was a kid, and now I bring my children here. I’ve never photographed it before though.

    – Samantha Higgs

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorover 3 years ago

    A very moody looking image Samantha….

  • Thanks Robert, I love all those doors, windows and fireplaces with no rooms left to go with them.

    – Samantha Higgs

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Polly that’s brilliant!

    – Samantha Higgs

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

  • Wow, thank you Polly that’s really made my day!

    – Samantha Higgs

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    very good capture

  • Thanks.

    – Samantha Higgs

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago

    such a stuning capture love it lee

  • Thanks

    – Samantha Higgs

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 3 years ago

    very nice

  • Thank you :)

    – Samantha Higgs

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Excellent perspective !

  • Thank you.

    – Samantha Higgs

  • pat gamwell
  • What an honour Pat, thank you so much. I am thrilled!

    – Samantha Higgs

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Rene

    – Samantha Higgs

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