Saturday, 7 January 2012

Dunstanburgh Castle

As you carry on along the coastal route you pass through some wonderful Northumberland coastline and eventually come to Dunstanburgh Castle lying just north of Craster.  Building of the Castle commenced in 1313 by the Earl of Lancaster, however, the site shows traces of earlier settlements.  The Castle did not play a significant part in border warfare but was held by the Lancastrians during the War of the Roses (1462).  The Castle covers an entire 11 acres of headland and has been the source of many paintings and photographs.

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