SY6874 : Portland Castle, taken from the Marina walkway

taken 12 years ago, near to Fortuneswell, Dorset, Great Britain

Portland Castle, taken from the Marina walkway
Portland Castle, taken from the Marina walkway
The castle was built in 1539 by Henry VIII to guard the Portland anchorage known as the Portland Roads. Portland Castle saw action in the attempted invasion by the Spanish Armada, then during the English Civil War, when it was taken by the Parliamentarians from the Royalists, then retaken by Royalists disguised as Parliamentarians. It was armed for the last time during the Napoleonic Wars.
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 November, 2009
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 683 744 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:34.1197N 2:26.9299W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 682 744
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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