Medieval Castles in 2009
Carlisle Castle (Cumbria England)
With over 900 years of history. Architecturally fascinating and reputed to be haunted!
Naworth Castle (Cumbria England)
A small, privately owned medieval castle dating back to the early 14th century.
Dacre Castle (Cumbria England)
An even smaller castle, again privately owned which was up for rental at the time we visited.
Dunstanburgh Castle (Northumberland, England)
Castle ruins in one of the most outstanding locations you could ever dream of! Located high on a promintery overlooking the sea. Breathtaking views once you reach it and look down on the surrounding countryside. Legends abound about this castle and it is reputed to be haunted.
Threave Castle (Scotland)
Ruins of a 13th century castle built in a unique location - on an island in the middle of the river Dee.
Hermitage Castle (Scotland)
Another unique location for a medieval castle - this was far from romantic though. A much more desolate location. Castle reputed to be haunted.
Photographs of each of the above will be published in subsequent blog posts.