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2 February 2013

Rather English - Visit Dunstanburgh Castle

A beautiful 14th century castle on a remote headland, Dunstanburgh Castle - a short walk along the beach from Craster in Northumberland - was once one of the largest in Northern England, built by the Earl of Lancaster during the reign of King Edward II, at a time of rivalry between the King and the Earl.

Despite not really being involved in hostilities between the English and the Scots, the castle did see fighting during the Wars of the Roses, and was twice besieged and captured by the Yorkists. Though when your author visited the castle was shrouded in mist, the weather today looks rather brighter.

For more, see http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dunstanburgh-castle/

From November 2012 until January 2013, Tired of London, Tired of Life will briefly be posting as RatherEnglish.com and featuring interesting things to do in England

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