900 years of history in one building - that's a piece of architecture with a past!
Regarded by many as one of the most important fortresses in Britain, second only to the Tower Of London. Like the Tower of London it is reputed to be haunted.
The portcullis as you enter the castle takes your breath away!
Crenalated in 1335, this is a small privately owned medieval castle of great character. Tucked away in the Border region close to Hadrian's Wall and not from from both the Scottish and Northumberland borders, this is a 'chocolate box' country castle. Close to the historic Lanercost Priory
which received visits from King Edward I, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce - no less!.
Not to be missed if you are travellling through Cumbria (though not open to the public other than for special events).
Labels: carlisle castle, king edward I, lanercost priory, naworth castle, robert the bruce, william wallace