Saturday 3 January 2009

A week of castles: Day 6 - Warkworth Castle, UK

An unused vintage postcard with no indication of age.

Warkworth Castle is in the north-east of England, a magnificent and well preserved fortress, although ruined.  There is much more to it than is shown on this card.  It is thought to have been built around 1070 as a wooden fortress, later rebuilt in sandstone, and later still a keep was added.  It is maintained by English Heritage.

There are some beautiful photographs of it on North of the Tyne.
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  1. I love your castles theme. I have always had a romantic kind of love for castles. And looking at some of the postcards....makes me yearn to visit them. Keep up the good work.

  2. I was sent to your blog by the black box thing (forgot what it's called now). Strange coincidence as I'm from the north east and took my (American) kids there this summer. It was great. Of course it's one of many castles along the coast in Mortumberland.

  3. Sorry - I wasn't looking at the keyboard - "Northumberland".

  4. Of the three castles we visited in Northumberland last month, Warkworth was our favourite :-)

    The keep is a bit of a maze, fantastic for a game of hide and seek :-) We had to wander around it several times to make sure we didn't miss anything!


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