Road Trip 14 Alnwick Castle 3
If we walk around to the North of the castle, we find ourselves on the Gun Terrace with a drop down to the River Alt.
The next tower along from the Abbots Tower
The north side of the castle with some of the cannon.
The Museum Tower at the other end of the gun terrace.
Some more figures for you.
Lion Bridge over the River Alt.
There was no one to say I couldn’t take photographs inside the museum.
Many of the items were found on the vast land owned by the Duchy of Northumberland over the centuries.
I was so excited to see The Rudge Cup from Roman times! I had only read about it. Seeing it and a reproduction of how it was originally enamelled was amazing. It had the castellation representing Hadrian’s Wall and place names above that. Click to read.
Imagine having this beauty in your fireplace!
It was found in a bog, possibly abandoned as too heavy to carry after a raid.
Click to read all about it.
A beautiful corvid which once was the crest of a Medieval helmet.
But down we go
To the Inner Bailey.
Museum Tower and the Percy Tenantry Museum to the right. The steps just in shot lead to a rampart walk.
It is late though so we must go. (Female blackbird)
Back past the old moat. See those daffodils
Guinea Fowl were calling to one another amongst them.
Jackdaws (Corvus monedula) greeted us in the hotel garden on our return.
I hope you have enjoyed Alnwick. We head back west next for an unexpected detour on the way home.
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