Archive for the tag 'Etal Castle'

There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.
Robert A. Heinlein

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 17th 2011

After destroying Norham Castle the Scottish Army moved on to Etal castle which fell easily and was therefore left intact.

The castle was built in the early fourteenth century by Robert Manners, in a strategic position by a ford over the River Till.  As a border stronghold, Etal was vulnerable to attack from Scottish raiders, and [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Oct 22nd 2009

Just got back from a break in Northumberland, so I am busy catching up with everything and everyone. I managed to take over 400 photographs, so they are going to take a lot of sorting out!!!
Here is one to be going on with. It is from the ruined Etal castle, showing traces of its [...]

47 Comments CherryPie on Sep 25th 2009