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Castles Collection

Background imageCastles Collection: Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, perched on a basalt outcrop on the edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh, Northumberland, it played a great part in the Border Wars (with Scotland)

Background imageCastles Collection: PONTEFRACT CASTLE, Yorkshire

PONTEFRACT CASTLE, Yorkshire
Bird s-eye view of Pontefract Castle, Yorkshire, as it appeared during the Civil War. Date: 1648

Background imageCastles Collection: Four views of Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland

Four views of Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
Four views of Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageCastles Collection: Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle, Wales, was built by King Edward I (1239 - 1307) on the site of an older building. The last Royalist castle to hold out for Charles I in the English Civil War

Background imageCastles Collection: Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle, on Loch Duich, Ross-shire, Scotland. Originally occupied by a vitrified fort, it was replaced in the 13th century by this castle

Background imageCastles Collection: Evesham Abbey, Worcestershire, England

Evesham Abbey, Worcestershire, England. Part of Box 2 Boswell Collection Series of Castles and Abbeys. Date: circa 1900

Background imageCastles Collection: Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle
The ruins of Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England, first referred to by chroniclers in 1138, but parts of the gatehouse keep appear to be late 11th century

Background imageCastles Collection: Fountains Abbey - View from the East - Ripon, North Yorkshir

Fountains Abbey - View from the East - Ripon, North Yorkshire. Part of Box 2 Boswell Collection Series of Castles and Abbeys. Date: circa 1900

Background imageCastles Collection: LANCASTER CASTLE, Lancashire

LANCASTER CASTLE, Lancashire
Lancaster Castle, Lancashire, with some kind of social event going on in the grounds. Date: 1845

Background imageCastles Collection: Sheriff Hutton Castle

Sheriff Hutton Castle
The snow covered ruins of Sheriff Hutton Castle, Rydale, North Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1379 by Bertram de Bulmer, Sheriff of York, as a fortified manor house. Date: 14th century

Background imageCastles Collection: Sand Pies by Muriel Dawson

Sand Pies by Muriel Dawson
A small blonde girl in a sunsuit and sun bonnet studiously mixes sand in a bucket

Background imageCastles Collection: Glamis Castle, Forfarshire, Scotland

Glamis Castle, Forfarshire, Scotland
View of Glamis Castle in Forfarshire, Scotland

Background imageCastles Collection: Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent

Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent
South view of Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. It was built by St Stephen de Penchester -- in 1281 King Edward I gave him a licence to build a crenellated castle

Background imageCastles Collection: Invergarry Castle in the Scottish Highlands - the seat of the Chiefs of the Clan

Invergarry Castle in the Scottish Highlands - the seat of the Chiefs of the Clan MacDonnell of Glengarry, a powerful branch of the Clan Donald

Background imageCastles Collection: Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, Channel Islands

Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, Channel Islands
View of Mont Orgueil Castle (Gorey Castle), Jersey, Channel Islands, with flowers in the foreground. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCastles Collection: Dunster Castle, Dunster, Somerset

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Somerset. A former motte and bailey castle, it is now a country house. Date: 20th century

Background imageCastles Collection: Conwy Castle, Conwy, Wales

Conwy Castle, Conwy, Wales, Britain circa 2008

Background imageCastles Collection: Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfriessshire, Scotland, a fine example of early 15th century military architecture, triangular in shape, with a double moat, drum towers, etc

Background imageCastles Collection: Beverstone Castle 1732

Beverstone Castle 1732
North view of Beverstone Castle, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, a 13th century stone enclosure fortress or manor house founded by Maurice de Gaunt

Background imageCastles Collection: Cooling Castle

Cooling Castle
The gateway of Cooling Castle, a 14th century fortress, viewed from across freshly ploughed fields, Kent, England. Date: 14th century

Background imageCastles Collection: Thurso Castle

Thurso Castle
The entrance gateway to Thurso Castle a 17th century stone tower house, absorbed into a 19th century baronial mansion, which sadly burned down. Date: 17th century

Background imageCastles Collection: Cathar Castle / Montsegur

Cathar Castle / Montsegur
Montsegur, Languedoc

Background imageCastles Collection: Hever Castle, Kent

Hever Castle, Kent

Background imageCastles Collection: Old Sarum Plan

Old Sarum Plan
An exact plan and section of the castle of Old Sarum, above Salisbury Plain, showing the East or Kings Gate, the West, or Queens Gate and its proximity to the River Avon

Background imageCastles Collection: East View of Old Sarum

East View of Old Sarum
East view of the ancient city and castle of Old Sarum, above Salisbury Plain. The Celts referred to it as Sorviadum meaning the fortress by the gentle river (the River Avon)

Background imageCastles Collection: Castles in the Air by Chesley Bonestell

Castles in the Air by Chesley Bonestell
Fantasy illustration showing a young woman sitting on a rock and gazing at the sky from which emerges a magnificent golden castle traversed by a rainbow. 1925

Background imageCastles Collection: Horse-drawn caravan, Blarney Castle, County Cork

Horse-drawn caravan, Blarney Castle, County Cork
Horse-drawn caravan at Blarney Castle, County Cork, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageCastles Collection: Thurland Castle

Thurland Castle, Lancashire, England, dates from 1402, when Sir Thomas Tunstall, knighted by King Henry V at Agincourt, was given a licence to crenellate his manor house. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCastles Collection: Dunblane Cathedral, Perthshire, Scotland

Dunblane Cathedral, Perthshire, Scotland. Part of Box 2 Boswell Collection Series of Castles and Abbeys. Date: circa 1900

Background imageCastles Collection: Castle / Brancepeth / 1832

Castle / Brancepeth / 1832
General view of Brancepeth Castle, Durham. Date: 1832

Background imageCastles Collection: Between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle

Between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle
View of the countryside between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle in the distance, an area popular with the Belvoir Hunt, Leicestershire. Date: 1936

Background imageCastles Collection: Cawdor Castle, Highland, Scotland

Cawdor Castle, Highland, Scotland. Part of Box 2 Boswell Collection Series of Castles and Abbeys. Date: circa 1900

Background imageCastles Collection: Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle
Queen Marys Tower, Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1569. Built by Henry de Ferrers (1070s), later owned by Wulfric Spot

Background imageCastles Collection: Building / Eastnor Castle

Building / Eastnor Castle
Eastnor Castle. Date: 1879

Background imageCastles Collection: Castle / Donnington / 1783

Castle / Donnington / 1783
The ruins of Donnington Castle Date: 1783

Background imageCastles Collection: View of Lubben Castle, Brandenburg, Germany

View of Lubben Castle, Brandenburg, Germany
Exterior view of Lubben Castle, in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. Its foundations are medieval, with rebuilding taking place in the 17th century. 2010

Background imageCastles Collection: Burgh Castle Walls

Burgh Castle Walls
The great bastion and walls of the Roman built Burgh Castle, Norfolk, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageCastles Collection: Morpeth Castle, Northumberland

Morpeth Castle, Northumberland Date: circa 1770

Background imageCastles Collection: LAUNCESTON, Cornwall

LAUNCESTON, Cornwall
Launceston, Cornwall, with the ruined castle in the distance Date: 1829

Background imageCastles Collection: Lanercost Priory, Cumbria, England

Lanercost Priory, Cumbria, England. Part of Box 2 Boswell Collection Series of Castles and Abbeys. Date: circa 1900

Background imageCastles Collection: Building Castles by William Barribal

Building Castles by William Barribal
A lush, colourful painting by William Barribal showing a red-haired girl reclining amongst cushions as she holds a parasol in one hand and a cigarette holder in the other

Background imageCastles Collection: Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey, North Wales, was designed by architect Master James of St. George for King Edward I of England, using a concentric plan. Date: founded 1295

Background imageCastles Collection: Castle Battlements

Castle Battlements
Castle battlements, Heidelberg, Germany. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCastles Collection: Dunlop advertisement, Windsor Castle

Dunlop advertisement, Windsor Castle
A Dunlop advertisement featuring an illustration of Windsor Castle. 1937

Background imageCastles Collection: Hurstmonceaux Castle

Hurstmonceaux Castle
Situated on the edge of the Pevensey Levels, Sussex, the magnificent Hurstmonceaux Castle was built in 1450, one of the finest red brick fortresses in Britain

Background imageCastles Collection: Cathar Castle / Queribus

Cathar Castle / Queribus
Queribus, Languedoc

Background imageCastles Collection: Cathar Castle / Aguilar

Cathar Castle / Aguilar
Aguilar, Languedoc

Background imageCastles Collection: Cathar Castle / Roquefixad

Cathar Castle / Roquefixad
Roquefixade, Languedoc



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