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Conisbrough Castle

 

Recently re-opened after refurbishment by English Heritage, with a new visitors' centre. Built in the 12th century by Hamelin Plantagenet, illegitimate half-brother of Henry II.  The circular keep is an unusual feature - the only remaining one of its kind in England.  The castle features in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe.

 

 

Conisbrough Castle

 

Recently re-opened after refurbishment by English Heritage, with a new visitors' centre. Built in the 12th century by Hamelin Plantagenet, illegitimate half-brother of Henry II.  The circular keep is an unusual feature - the only remaining one of its kind in England.  The castle features in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe.

 

 

comments (16)

Great shot of this, Tom, it really suits the b/w. Built in the 12th century...I saw a sign on a building in Flagstaff saying it was an historic building, it was one year older than me! smile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Frank - I always knew you were an old ruin smile
Fabulous in B&W, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ginnie.
you framed the castle very well Tom... it is perfect in B&W... the light reflecting off of the stone walls makes it a great shot....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter.
wow, lovely shot. looks well rendered in b/w, Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ayush - interesting what a bit of post-processing can do smile
Stunning in monochrome Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard - looks rather menacing in mono, doesn't it?
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Oct 2014, 06:23
A magnificent survival, Tom
Tom Wilson: It's been well restored too.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Oct 2014, 07:13
It looks absolutely wonderful Tom, I aught to put it on the list of places to visit
Tom Wilson: Ah, if only we had the time, eh?
This is an amazing shot, Tom. A likey for me as I think it is the perfect presentation for a castle.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary - glad you think it is worth a likey!
visited about 7 years ago. It looks very fine in b&w
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Bill - it's probably worth a revisit after the work English Heritage has done on it.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2014, 12:28
I had to Google for the location of this; I couldn't place it. It looks wonderful, especailly with the clouds scurryiong overhead.
Tom Wilson: Not one of the more well-known Yorkshire castles, I think - in spite of its Ivanhoe connection.
Perfectly captured in B&W, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Beverly - this was in-camera BW with the Fuji.
A marvel to behold Tom and wonderful presentation
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Janet.
Excellent shot Tom of a fine looking castle.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 Oct 2014, 17:23
You have captured the details of the walls well Frank. Interesting about that keep.
Tom Wilson: Hello, hello, dropping off during commenting, are we? smile
Great point of view, Tom! Quite a place! Sir Walter Scott is my uncle (Well... many times removed...) smile
  • Ray
  • TheVillage, Thailand
  • 12 Oct 2014, 14:03
It is an elegant ruin, Tom...I can imagine knight performing all manner of chivalrous stuff outside.

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