karen9 (karen9) wrote,

Holiday. 3, Preston Tower, Northumberland

After Alnwick castle we went to Preston Tower.

Preston Tower is the remains (with some Victorian restoration of the top stones, and the addition of a clock!) of a mediaeval and later pele tower. Pele towers were fortified dwellings built on both sides of the Scottish-English border to protect people from rievers (raiders) of both nationalities. They had thick walls with tiny slit windows.



Rampart and tower stairs.


A room in the tower as it would have looked when lived in.

View from the tower.

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