2016

NU2521 : Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh Castle

taken 8 years ago, near to Dunstan, Northumberland, England

Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh Castle
Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh Castle
Thought to have been built in 1323 by John de Lilleburn, keeper of Dunstanburgh Castle, Lilburn tower was originally used as a watchtower.

"Nothing can well be conceived more striking than the Lilburn Tower, a Norman keep in spirit, though of course later in date, rising on the slope of the wild hill with the tall basaltic columns standing in order in front of it like sentinels of stone."
Saturday Review J W Parker & Son (1875)

See NU2521 : 'Sentinels of stone' below Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh Castle.
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.


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Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 12 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 February, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2561 2194 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:29.4355N 1:35.7752W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 25582 22057
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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