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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.


Comments

rusty_armour
Aug. 31st, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so jealous! I didn't get to visit Preston Tower either! Once again, I love the historical information you've provided, not to mention the various views of Preston Tower. :-)
karen9
Aug. 31st, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you didn't get to Preston Tower. I had to see at least one pele tower!

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