Welcome to yet another blog update, its beginning to become a habit this. Todays entry concerns my recent visit (Today) to Aydon Castle.
After seeing many of my photographer friends posting their wonderful images of Aydon Castle Poppy field, i thought i'd give it a go myself cause i hate missing out on things lol.
Aydon Castle, Corbridge, Northumberland.
Aydon Castle, previously sometimes called Aydon Hall, is a fortified manor house at Aydon near to the town of Corbridge, Northumberland, England. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house. Set in a beautiful and secluded Northumberland woodland, it was originally built as an undefended residence, but was almost immediately fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish warfare. Nevertheless it was pillaged and burnt by the Scots in 1315, seized by English rebels two years later, and again occupied by Scots in 1346. The castle later became a farmhouse in the 17th century and was lived in up until 1966.
I had a wonderful time taking various shots of the poppies, before given the Castle a brief visit before my return home and before the rain started, guess it was good judgement because 15 mins after i set off it came down from the heavens on the border of Newcastle, luckily it had'nt arrived at my home adress until an hour or two later.
Hope you enjoy the Poppies as much as i did taking them.