The county with the most castles - Northumberland

Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. A legacy of its turbulent past, including the infamous Border wars which raged from the to centuries, there are over 70 castle sites in Northumberland.

Urquhart Castle, Inverness, Scotland by bookdepository, via Flickr

Urquhart Castle ruins on Loch Ness, inverness, Scotland - The remnants of this beautiful century structure represent what was once one of the largest strongholds of medieval Scotland. If you're lucky, you may catch a glance of Nessie, the Loch Ness M

Ben Nevis...the highest point in Scotland. It overlooks Fort William and Loch Linnhe. :) West Highlands Scotland

the highest mountain in Scotland. It overlooks Fort William and Loch Linnhe.

Beach at Low Newton and Dunstanburgh Castle in the background- photo by Tony Hall

Beach at Low Newton with National Trust huts nestles in the dunes and Dunstanburgh Castle in the background- photo by Tony Hall

The Hexham skyline, with the Castle and Goal, Northumberland, England. The prison is reputed to be the oldest purpose built prison in England circa 1330

The Hexham skyline, with the Castle and Gaol, Northumberland, England. The prison is reputed to be the oldest purpose built prison in England circa 1330 (George Oliver and Ann Scott married in Hexham)

Alnmouth Beach - a firm favourite, loved by all, especially dogs!

Luxury Centrally Located Home From Home. Two Minutes To The Beach. Lindores House is located in the beautiful coastal retreat of Alnmouth in Northumberland.

Allendale, Northumberland. My Dad's ancestors came from here.

Allendale, Northumberland (birthplace of Margaret Oliver nee Watson)

Weardale, overlooking Stanhope, County Durham.

This is one place my family lived, back in the to

River Wear, Wolsingham, County Durham in Winter

River Wear, Wolsingham, County Durham in Winter

Housesteads Roman fort, Hexham, Northumberland. An auxiliary fort originally named Vercovicium, built along Hadrian's Wall circa 124 CE and abandoned 400 CE. The granary in this photo had a raised floor to keep food dry and free from vermin.

An auxiliary fort originally named Vercovicium, built along Hadrian's Wall circa 124 CE and abandoned 400 CE. The granary in this photo had a raised floor to keep food dry and free from vermin.

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