SJ3231 : Whittington Castle

taken 11 years ago, near to Whittington, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Whittington Castle
Whittington Castle
The gatehouse shown here is only 200 years old, but the fortifications were started about 500 BC and a stockade was built in the 7th century AD. The castle was rebuilt in stone in 1221 AD by the Fitz-Warin family (who may have been partly the inspiration for the Robin Hood Stories). Although only a few parts of the castle remain, the site is charismatic and beautiful, especially after a recent facelift aided by a large lottery grant. It is worth seeing lit up at night.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 September, 2007
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 325 311 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.4039N 3:0.1869W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 326 311
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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