NU2521 : Dunstanburgh Castle seen from the south

taken 11 years ago, near to Dunstan, Northumberland, Great Britain

Dunstanburgh Castle seen from the south
Dunstanburgh Castle seen from the south
The shape of the Whin Sill, on which the castle stands, can clearly be seen.
Dunstanburgh Castle
Dunstanburgh is a superbly located castle on an outcrop of the Whin Sill.
The Castle is a scheduled monument and Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
Wikipedia LinkExternal link gives more information on the castle and its history.
Whin Sill
The Whin Sill is a large igneous intrusion into the rocks of Northern England. The intrusion is dated at 295 million years ago, the rock is dolerite. Several classic locations of Northern England owe their location to this sill - Hadrian's Wall, Farne Islands, Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
Category
Castle > Castle (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 257 218 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:29.3705N 1:35.6714W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 257 212
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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