Friday, 5 June 2009

Prudhoe Castle

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The original castle was constructed between between 1100 and 1120 to defend a strategic crossing of the River Tyne against Scottish invaders. The castle has been continuously occupied for over nine centuries. The original owners were the Umfravilles and later the Percy family. It was besieged unsuccessfully by the Scots on several occasions, the last being in 1640. It is now in the care of English Heritage .
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4 comments:

  1. Nice photo and a rich blog. I have a brother who lived in New Castel Upon-Tyne. Now he leave near London, in Birmingham with is family. Regards, PC

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  2. Haven't seen this place for years, not since I lived Whickham way. Great angle, beautiful sky.

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  3. Thanks for commenting everyone. B, glad I could remind you of old haunts; best wishes, Charles

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