Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle, England

 

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle, England

This evening, my focus is on Carlisle Castle  in N.W. England which is prominently positioned overlooking the flood plain of the river Eden. This castle is some 900 years old and is built of red sandstone on the site of first century AD Roman fort. It has featured in border wars against the Scots, served as a base for patrolling a unruly border in Tudor times and was subject or re-fortification in the early 19th century in context of controlling political unrest of the times.

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