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Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend. The weather in N.E. Lancashire has been particularly sunny for the time of year. Painting and gardening has been on the agenda!

Today I am posting a shot which I took when on holiday in Northumberland. This is the castle on Lindisfarne, also known as the Holy Island!

We were marooned on the island for several hours as Holy Island is connected to the mainland by a 3 mile long causeway which floods at high tide.

Besides the castle, there is a ruined priory, a harbour, some shops, pubs, cafes and a winery in the village. It is very picturesque and well worth a visit!

Lindisfarne Castle is owned by the National Trust. Their info tells us:
Following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, the Castle was built in the 1550's using stones from the demolished Priory. In 1901, Edward Hudson (founder of Country Life magazine) negotiated its purchase from the Crown and in 1902 Sir Edwin Lutyens (the well-known architect) began the conversion to create the Edwardian country house you see today. The Walled Garden (originally the Fort's vegetable garden but re-designed by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911 as part of the conversion) lies to the north of the castle some 500m away. Her plans were recreated by the National Trust and planted for the 2003 season.

For thge shot, the camera was hand held and photographed early in the afternoon.

pp Very little, just a slight crop, cloned out bin, healed a few dirt specks, slight increase in brightness, added borders and signed

Many thanks for your visit. I hope you have enjoyed it.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)

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