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Good Morning Everyone,

This morning I am posting a photograph of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Please, open it in the large format, by right clicking for a New Tab. It is well worth the effort.

The castle was built at a time when relations between King Edward II and his most powerful baron, Earl Thomas of Lancaster, had become openly hostile. Lancaster began the fortress in 1313, and the latest archaeological research indicates that he built it on a far grander scale than was originally recognised, perhaps more as a symbol of his opposition to the king than as a military stronghold.

Unfortunately the earl failed to reach Dunstanburgh when his rebellion was defeated, and he was taken and executed in 1322. Thereafter the castle passed eventually to John of Gaunt, who strengthened it against the Scots by converting the great twin towered gatehouse into a keep. - English Heritage

Dunstanburgh Castle is reached via a beautiful walk from the nearby village of Craster. The walk along the rugged Northumberland Coast gives excellent views out to sea as well as exciting views of the castle, as it comes closer into view.

I found this link - which you may find interesting as it shows the castle digitally reconstructed.

Have a great day and take care, Bev :-)

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