July 1998 - Northumbria

A section of Hadrian's Wall. Although what is to be seen today is largely the result of Victorian re-construction, this section is quite impressive for the way the wall is built along a natural escarpment, increasing by several time the height attackers would have had to scale.

Holy Island castle. Although the mound was originally used as a defence against the French and earlier Vikings, the present castle was constructed in the Medieval style by Edwin Lutyens. He frequently worked with Gertrude Jekyl, the garden designer, including here. The garden is to one side of the castle mound and presently undergoing restoration.

The Parish Church for the community of Holy Island, and the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory.

Bamburgh Castle from Seahouses Harbour on a fine evening.