The Castles, Part 2 - Other Castles I Visited
Here's a sneak peek into the other castles I visited this time.
Richmond Castle is one of the oldest Norman castles of which parts still remain.
Richmond Castle, the keep
Quite substantial parts, as you can see. Richmond Castle was the kernel of the large Honour of Richmond that would play a significant role in history.
Richmond Castle, view towards Scollard's Hall and Gold Hole Tower, with the Fallen Tower to the left
is another of the Percy of Northumberland castles. They kept collecting those. :-)
Warkworth Castle, the keep seen through the gate of the Lion Tower
It's a beautiful, picturesque ruin I enjoyed very much.
Warkworth Castle, view from the keep to the eastern hall range
The famous Bamburgh Castle
. I could not get the seaside view you find on every book cover about Northumbria, but I got some decent pics nevertheless.
Bamburgh Castle, seen from the land side
Bamburgh has been rebuilt in Victorian times, and I must admit that some of the architecture jars a bit. The Wartburg
reconstruction is more in style, imho.
Bamburgh Castle, the Keep (one of the original Medieaval buildings)
A cliff, a knife edge way that's closed to the public, and lots of stairs down one hill and up the other. Constance may try her best with Dunottar Castle
Dunottar Castle, sitting on a cliff
Did I say: stairs, lol? And those likely weren't around in former times.
Dunottar Castle, the way up along the outer curtain wall
I visited Urquhart Castle
in 1998, but I wanted to go back with a digital camera since I had fond memories of the place.
Urquhart Castle, view to 14th century keep and gatehouse
There is a new visitor centre now, and lots more tourists. Just well they start getting dinner-hungry long before the castle closes.
Urquhart Castle, view to the 12th century part of the castle
So a nice booty overall; enough for a score of posts. Like I have no other stuff in my archives. *grin*