Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Our last stop before actually getting into Scotland last Wednesday was Lindisfarne Castle and the Holy Island. This place is cool. You can actually see it from Bamburgh and Bamburgh from Lindisfarne. The Holy Island is actually an island, sort of. It sticks out into the sea. You can’t accessContinue reading “Lindisfarne”

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Bamburgh

Bamburgh, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Very impressive piece of architecture and structure. Apparently the great tower in the center of this photo was built by Henry II in 1160. There were many building phases for the castle, so it’s history isn’t totally clear. You can find out a little more about the castles of BritainContinue reading “Bamburgh”

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Bamburgh Castle

Bambrugh Castle, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Our next stop last Wednesday, further up the east coast, and still in England, was Bamburgh Castle (and here begins the lesson on pronunciation… Bamburgh is pronouced Bambroo – as Martin says, like book without the k. The broo part of it is not what you emphasize. That partContinue reading “Bamburgh Castle”

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The Harry Potter Castle

The Harry Potter Castle, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. One last shot of the castle. You can probably see it most in this shot, the Harry Potter-ishness of the whole thing. It was beautiful last Wednesday. Perfect sky for taking photos, perfect weather for sneaking onto the grounds of a famous castle.

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