Medieval England. Alnwick Castle guards a road crossing the River Aln. Yves de Vescy, Baron of Alnwick, erected the first parts of the castle in about 1096. It was built to protect England's northern border against the Scottish invasions and border reivers. The castle was first mentioned in 1136 when it was captured by King David I of Scotland. It was besieged in 1172 and again in 1174 by William the Lion, King of Scotland and William was captured outside the walls during the Battle of…
Hadrian's Wall Walk, here you can walk along a length of the actual Wall, passing through the wood and when you come to the end you are at Housesteads Fort (Vercovicivm) Northumberland, England. Full info about the walk here
Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland - "Long before there were Englishmen and Scotsmen, long before they had their own subjects of contention and violence, long before there were Elliots or Fenwicks or Armstrongs or Ridleys, the frontier had been made, the line drawn." (fm "The Steel Bonnets - George McDonald Fraser)
Bamburgh, Northumberland Overlooked by Bamburgh Castle, this beautiful stretch of wild coastline offers clear seas and huge sands that stretch to Seahouses, three miles away. On a clear day you can see out to Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands.