Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I previously posted a photograph of Barnard Castle, looking at the strength of its position, from the river.

Please click Inside the Walls of Barnard Castle to see the photograph much larger and clearer.

Some people commented upon its ruinous state but I hope that this photograph will explain that there is still quite a bit of the existing castle to interest the most ardent, castle explorers.

It was built in the 12th century by Guy de Baliol, who also established the town, outside the castle walls.

It is possible to access the tower, where elevated views can be obtained which I hope to share with you next time.

Although, it has been fought over, won and lost, by some of the most famous figures in English history and has withstood sieges, its ruin is due to its 17th century owner, Sir Henry Vane, who robbed a lot of its stone to build his new Raby Castle.

Enjoy a happy weekend, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8243 W: 345 N: 19022] (75240)
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