Friday, June 12, 2020

We're still here!!

You've probably noticed a lack of posts during this year, especially of a castle nature, and you'd be right in thinking that the website, apart from the odd Kendal-related post was dead and buried. However, I'm still alive and kicking, and still dipping into the site every now and then to make sure that things are still working and that all is in order.
On the news front, much has happened since my last 'real' castle related post.
Gleaston Castle appears to be in danger of total collapse in places. The Castle Studies Trust recently reported that much of the structure is in a perilous state and requires immediate action to stop this unique North Western castle from becoming no more than a heap of rubble.

The full blog entry can see here: Gleaston Castle: On the edge of collapse.


Caerlaverock Castle in South West Scotland has been imaged in fantastic 3D. This unique triangular castle represents the pinnacle of castle building from the 13th century onwards, and the 3D rendering enables you to virtually visit the castle.
The BBC article can be seen here: Model shows triangular Caerlaverock Castle., and the full 3D model can be seen here.

The Guardian posted a great article in October last year, detailing their top 10 tiny castles to visit. Good to see that a Cumbrian castle (Pendragon Castle) is included in the list.

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