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After touring the Lindisfarne Castle on the north-east coast of England, we walked around this fortress. It is easy to see why this rock, also called Holy Island, was chosen as a defendable position. Now only facing the sea, the site is picturesque.

Coastlines change and as a result this castle is no longer on an island. There is a small garden created by Gertrude Jekyll which lies to the west of the great rock. The subject of many artists, from Turner to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this site is well known and is now in the hands of the National Trust.

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12" x 16"