The Black Gate, Newcastle

After my exploration of Newcastle’s Castle Keep, it was only logical to pop into the Black Gate too.  These two magnificent building are only a few meters apart, after all.   Before entering the Black Gate, it is a really good idea to explore the exterior and surrounding structures first.  I like to do this…

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Warkworth Medieval Fortified Bridge

Warkworth Bridge

After a delightful visit to Warkworth Castle, I decided to make a short detour and explore the medieval Warkworth Bridge at the Northern end of the town.   Even today it strikes a powerful picture.  I can just imagine how daunting this bridge would have been for invading forces in medieval times.  The thing is:  during…

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