Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle Northumberland


Built on more magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland.

The palace had been built at the same time when relations between King Edward II and his strongest baron, Earl Thomas of Lancaster, had become freely aggressive. Lancaster began the fortress in 1313, while the most recent archaeological analysis indicates which he built it on a far grander scale than was initially recognised, maybe even more as emblematic of their opposition into the king than as a military stronghold.

Sadly the earl neglected to attain Dunstanburgh when their rebellion had been beaten, and ended up being taken and performed in 1322. Thereafter the castle passed fundamentally to John of Gaunt, just who strengthened it up against the Scots by transforming the truly amazing twin-towered gatehouse into a keep.

The main focus of tough battling during Wars associated with the Roses, it absolutely was two times besieged and captured by Yorkist causes, but consequently fell into decay.

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  • The truly amazing twin-towered keep
  • Views of this remarkable ruins through the wave-battered coastline
  • The awe-inspiring walk along Northumberland's picturesque coastline to attain the castle

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