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…

Medieval Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England, built in Ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland George Percy (who is now dating Pippa Middleton) and Hogwarts Castle set for the Harry Potter films.

Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland. One of the biggest second-hand book shops in Britain! Free tea and coffee next to a roaring fire plus a cafe further inside that serves food. Yum. Used to be an old railway station. One of my favouritest places to browse for old books :)

Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland. One of the biggest second-hand book shops in Britain! Free tea and coffee next to a roaring fire plus a cafe further inside that serves food. Used to be an old railway station. Place to browse for old books :)

Kirkley Hall

The grounds at Kirkley Hall are the perfect setting to study horticulture

Medieval Fair at Bedes world

Medieval Fair at Bedes world

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