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Gilnockie Tower in the Scottish Borders region is the only survivor from around 60-80 stone or wooden towers of similar design in the region of Eskdale, Ewesdale and Liddesdale. The Tower dates from the 16th century and is situated on the west bank of the River Esk. The Tower is known as the Clan Armstrong Centre.



Bewcastle Cross, Cumbria, England.

This evening, I am focusing on the Bewcastle Cross, which dates from around AD 700-800 and is believed to be one of the finest Anglo-Saxon crosses in England.

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Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort

This evening, I am posting information on Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall.

By way of background, the whole of the western thirty miles of the Wall, including the Birdoswald area, was originally built of turf but subsequently rebuilt in stone commencing at end of Hadrian’s reign (AD 138) and then again after reoccupation of the Wall in the 160s.

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