Lindisfarne Castle Prints
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The Story Behind the Image - Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Castle could be called 'the castle that isn't'. Though it looks like a medieval fortress, the Castle is actually a stately home built from the ruins of a Tudor fort established by Henry VIII.
The castle stands on the north-eastern side of Holy Island, just off the Northumberland coast near Beadnell. The island is joined to the island by a causeway that can only be crossed at low tide.
You can often find a line of cars waiting on the mainland end of the causeway for the last vestiges of the tide to roll back and leave the causeway clear to travel.
On this occasion, I parked near the ruins of medieval Lindisfarne Priory and after exploring the Priory I walked north along the shore, following the signposted path to the castle.
As I got closer I noticed that the tide was so low that could scramble down onto the rocks by the shore and walk out almost into the retreating water to get a photo that used the curve of the shore to lead your eye to the castle itself, perched on a rocky outcrop. I love the result!
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Our online shop offers canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, posters, iPhone cases, Galaxy cases, and greeting cards of UK scenes, specialising in historic sites and traditional locations around England, Scotland and Wales.
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