Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

Please click on Appleby Castle to enjoy the photograph much larger and clearer.

Here you can see the square Norman keep of Appleby Castle. It is one of the few Norman keeps that is still standing in such good repair and is locally known as Caesar's Tower. It is surrounded by some later buildings but that only emphasises its age.

The keep was built in 1170 at the time of William II in response to marauding Scots from the north. It had previously been a Roman signal station.

The castle had a very early, chequered history, falling into Scottish hands and being recaptured.

It has since had a variety of owners each adding to or restoring it. Now, you can stay in the building (not the uninhabited keep) or even have your wedding there.

Sadly, the castle was closed when we were there and we were unceremoniously asked to leave so I couldn't take lots of photographs but, I will add a close-up of the keep and a photograph approaching the castle.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6226 W: 301 N: 14303] (56532)
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