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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

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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