The large tower on the North West corner of Barnard Castle in the town of the same name.

Barnard Castle sits on the north side of the River Tees, in Teesdale, County Durham, England.

The castle was founded by the Normans shortly after the conquest, but enjoyed its heyday under Bernard de Bailliol during the latter half of the 12th century.

The castle passed into the hands of the Balliol family (of which the Scottish king, John Balliol, was the most important member), and then into the possession of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick. King Richard III inherited it through his wife, Anne Neville, but it fell into ruins in the century after his death.

The remains are now in the care of English Heritage and are protected as a Grade 1 Listed Building (LBS Number 1218822).

Information supplied by Wikipedia.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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  • katymckay
    katymckayabout 4 years ago

    I love these old castles Tom…this is so magestic…if only it could speak…what a tale it would tell..lovely shot !!!!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Katy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 4 years ago

    brilliantly composed and captured Tom

  • Cheers Chris, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Love this one Tom. See, I got it right this time. LOL

  • Hehe, cheers David, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Stone me Tom if this isn’t wall to wall quality artwork :o)

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

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

    this is such a wonderful capture dear Tom, nice interesting narrative.x

  • Thank you so much dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 4 years ago

    That’s an awesome tower Tom and the stonwork is beautifully enhanced by the HDR

  • Thank you dear Jen, it is quite an impressive tower …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Tom.

  • Thank you kindly dear Jacqui …

    – Tom Gomez

  • portparadise
    portparadiseabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Tom – love the depth.

  • Thank you so much Julie, always good to hear from you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    This is a lovely shot, Tom – great patina on those old stones, & such quietude, especially for a place that’s seen it all!

  • Thank you dear Sheila, I was the only person about at the time (Sylvia and our friends had gone off to the shops) …

    – Tom Gomez

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