Beblowe Craig by Tom Gomez

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An English Heritage Grade I Listed Building

The volcanic mound known as Beblowe Craig, and sited on top of it is Lindisfarne Castle, one of the most distinct and picturesque features of the Holy Island, Northumberland, England. The castle can be seen for many miles around.

Following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, it was built in 1550 in defence of the realm against attack by Scotland and in persuit of their Spanish allies.

Constructed of stone taken from the Priory the most interesting recent feature (1997) has been the re-facing of north-facing walls which featured the use of Yak hair in the render. The castle is excellently maintained by the National Trust and the view from the top truly magnificent – it is also unique.

Lindisfarne Castle is an English Heritage Grade I Listed building, List Entry: 1042306.


Related shots can be found at: England.

Featured in : Castle Magic : 13 May 09
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Featured in : All That’s Archaeology : 1 Sep 11

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  • davidmilne
    davidmilnealmost 7 years ago

    Superb comp Tom,wonderful light on castle,fab against the sky!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 7 years ago

    incredible scene and capture

  • Carlos Teófilo
    Carlos Teófiloalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful Tom.

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 7 years ago

    great shot

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 7 years ago

    Great shot and history.

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this fabulous and beautiful place. Hope you didn’t get cut off by the tide.

  • flame7
    flame7almost 7 years ago

    Wow! What a view they would have had! Great shot.

  • osefo
    osefoalmost 7 years ago


  • pollyh
    pollyhalmost 7 years ago

    Great capture, great legend, great history!! Once again, thanks for sharing Tom, your world is fascinating!!

  • Thanks Carol, I just like taking pictures, but I am also fascinated by history, something we have an abundance of in this country. I am a Technical Author/Trainer, so I actually enjoy researching the information for my pictures.

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 7 years ago

    fantastic scene

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