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Carlisle Castle, N.W. England

This evening, I am reporting 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 an unruly border in Tudor times and was subject of re-fortification in the early 19th century in context of controlling political unrest of the times.

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Stirling Castle, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Stirling Castle which sits atop a dormant volcano and dominates the local landscape.

Overview

Stirling is a large town in central Scotland ( pop 41,000 ) about 38 miles  N.W. of Edinburgh.

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