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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

karen9
Aug. 31st, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying them!

I have some garden photos to come next, but uploading from My Pictures to my Scrapbook takes ages, sometimes it freezes. Can you suggest anything? Is Photobucket easier?
avictoriangirl
Aug. 31st, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Nope, photobucket can be a big pain in the butt too. You might just need to resize the pics and make them a bit smaller, that might help. :)
karen9
Sep. 1st, 2010 07:41 am (UTC)
Thanks!

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