Archive for the tag 'Alnwick Castle'

Following my last post on Alnwick Castle I had a special request for some Hotspur. So here he is:

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 2nd 2009

Alnwick Castle has been home to the Percy family since 1309 when Henry Lord Percy purchased Alnwick Castle moving the family north from Yorkshire. It is the second largest inhabited castle in England.
The earliest mention of Alnwick Castle in the history books appears soon after 1096 when Yves de Vescy became baron of Alnwick [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Nov 25th 2009

The Lion Bridge at Alnwick spans the river Aln and was built in 1770 to replace an earlier bridge which had been destroyed by flooding. It gets it’s name from the sculpture of the Percy Lion which is situated on the bridge.  The Percy Lion was made in 1773 by John Knowles and is distinctive [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 24th 2009

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