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…from Bolton Castle to Beck House.

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 18th 2011

St Oswald’s Church is situated opposite the entrance to Bolton castle. The church dates back to the 14th century, although some of the carved stones in the tower may date back to the 12th century.

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 15th 2011

Bolton Castle dominates a small village near to Leyburn.  The castle is invisible as you approach it by road but as you turn the corner there it is, a very impressive view of the castle towering over you.
The village seems to have some unusual inhabitants…

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 14th 2011

The Vineyard isn’t quite in keeping with the location but it is in keeping with the castle and it’s reconstruction:

Vines were first brought to this country by the Romans after AD280 when Emperor Probus decreed that vines could be grown outside Italy to give the troops something to do when they were not on duty. [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 13th 2011

30 Comments CherryPie on Oct 12th 2011

The castle gardens were re-instated following an archaeological survey in 1994. The castle guidebook describes the gardens as they are today:

Immediately in front of the Castle are two walled gardens which have been laid out along medieval lines, but reduced somewhat in size and scale. The herb garden contains over 50 varieties of [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 11th 2011

Whilst I was taking those roof top views of Bolton Castle that I posted yesterday, it was extremely windy on the top. In this picture, I am holding onto the rail quite firmly because I was in danger of getting blown over. It is a good job I didn’t have an umbrella I [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 11th 2011

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