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Warspite120 Nov 2022 3:53 p.m. PST

Standing on a volcanic outcrop overlooking the North Sea Dunstanburgh is one of the four great castles of Northumberland.

A new photo album of the castle which changed hands several times during the so-called Wars of the Roses:


advocate20 Nov 2022 11:41 p.m. PST

I love Dunstanburgh. Some 40 years ago I walked there up the coast from Alnmouth on a lovely day: we could see it from several miles away, and it felt anything but Grim, or even isolated. Fast forward to just a few years ago and we did much the same walk. The weather was grim indeed…

4DJones20 Nov 2022 11:48 p.m. PST

Warspite: if you're in and around Northumberland, try to visit Aydon Castle, just north of Corbridge. A fine example of a fortified manor.

Warspite121 Nov 2022 3:53 a.m. PST

Thank you both.
I actually live in Norfolk, England, but Northumberland had always eluded me until this year due to health and the distance. I now have a co-driver! :) :) :)

My nearest sites are Castle Acre, Castle Rising and Baconsthorpe Castle.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2022 11:55 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing. I bet it gets cold there in the winter.

Warspite121 Nov 2022 2:18 p.m. PST

It was pretty cold that day with a stiff breeze coming off the North Sea.

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