Brownsea Castle by RedHillDigital

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Brownsea Castle

Number of views as of 12th July 2014 = 1030.

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The view that most people see on arrival at Brownsea Island, the largest of the eight islands within Poole Harbour, Dorset, England.

The castle was built in the 16th century and was part of the south coast defence system put into place by King Henry VIII, along with Portland, Sandsfoot and Hurst.

The castle was renovated during the 19th century and converted into an impressive private residence.

Despite being badly damaged by fire in 1895, the castle was rebuilt and when the National Trust acquired the island in 1962, the castle was leased to the John Lewis partnership, who use it as a private hotel for employees and their families.

Date: 30th August 2010.


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Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 4 years ago

    oooh! made me want to go there all the more- just down the road and not been yet-fantastic shot Howard!

  • You really should Pauline. Only a few weeks left if you want to go this year though!

    – RedHillDigital

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 4 years ago

    A lovely capture Howard, and it is a lovely place we went there last year.x

  • Thanks Catherine, I know you went there last year – I remember your shot of the church!

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Smith
    David Smithalmost 4 years ago

    This was the first sight i had in 2006,well taken with an excellent narrative,Regards Dave.

  • Thanks very much Dave, thought you’d enjoy this one.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Howard.

  • Many thanks Bob, much appreciated.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Howard …

  • Thanks very much Tom.

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Good one, Howard and excellent narrative.

  • Many thanks David, Brownsea has a fascinating history.

    – RedHillDigital

  • hjaynefoster
    hjaynefosteralmost 4 years ago

    Never heard about this castle. It’s now on my wishlist of places to visit. Thanks for that…

  • Thankyou Jayne. If you want to stay there, you’d better apply for a job with John Lewis’s first! Regards, Howard.

    – RedHillDigital

  • hjaynefoster
    hjaynefosteralmost 4 years ago

    You should add this to the ‘English Heritage and National Trust’ group. I’m sure they’d love it…

  • Thanks for the tip Jayne, I’ll do that.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thankyou Audrey, I have quite a few shots of Heritage and National Trust subjects, so I’ll be adding a few more to the group over the coming days.
    Best regards, Howard.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Wow, thanks very much Audrey.

    – RedHillDigital

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