Tag Archives: Dunstanburgh Castle

Desolate Dunstanburgh #atozchallenge

There is something special about Dunstanburgh Castle. I’ve visited it a couple of times and it always has the same effect on me.  Unlike many castles, which are built near a settlement that subsequently thrives and becomes a town, Dunstanburgh Castle stands alone. The village is nearly a mile away and even today, visitors are […]

The Great Whin Sill – a cure for writer’s block

I’ve been stuck on the Dunstanburgh chapter of my book for some time. I love the castle, the bleakness, the scale of the ruins, the view out to sea, the harsh chill of the wind, the sense of a haunting presence. The closer something is to your heart, the harder it becomes to write it […]

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