Monday, 26 September 2011

Our World Tuesday - Pickering, North Yorkshire - Part 2

Two well known steam engines that arrived at Platform 1

Tornado - Engine number 60163
Duke of Gloucester - Engine number 71000

A stepped Hill off Park Street

The first Pickering castle dates from around 1069, built by the Norman invader William the Conqueror.  Whilst suppressing revolts throughout the North, he built many castles to help in the defence against the Danes and Scots, and to control the English.  The castle was a motte-and-bailey design and was originally built of wood, eventually as the wood decayed, the castle was gradually replaced with stone, during the 12th century.

Pathway to Kings Tower Keep at Pickering Castle
 Steps leading up to Kings Tower Keep
An Archers eye view from window slit and
Information Board

The grassy mound upon which the Keep was built is a man-made mound or 'motte' - and from that vantage point there was an excellent view across the Vale of Pickering to the south towards Malton.

                                   Mill Tower Entrance
 


The
Mill
Tower






    
 East Tower (Left) and Rosamund Tower 

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26 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

So rich in history! Makes us realise afresh how "young" Australia is.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

So interesting. I've often wondered what life in the old forts was like on a day to basis and how they took care of their water and sanitation affairs, where they got food, and all that stuff.

Great photos.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

VioletSky said...

I love to see how the namesake towns look so very different from the ones in Canada!

Martin said...

Your photos make Pickering look very inviting!

Snap said...

What a fun post! I love trains and my virtual visit to Pickering Castle. Thanks!

Karen said...

A beautiful historic place.

Ebie said...

I love the "rugged" stone structured castle! It is an experience that you have share these with us.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely old steam engine - and the shots of the old castle are magnificent!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - clear memories of the castle!

The jetty in my picture may not be as long as it seems! Wide angle and trying to put the end level with the horizon make it look longer than it really is. What is strange is that it’s always freezing at the end. It’s a real wrap up warm place if you are going to fish there.

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

Kristin said...

Wonderful historic visit:-)

Gary said...

Great job Jackie!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gattina said...

Would love to see this life !

Indrani said...

So interesting!
The fort walls look so similar to the ones we have here.

Carver said...

What an interesting place to explore. I love trains so I'd enjoy taking the train there and the castle and all the shots are very interesting. I'm embarrassed to say that I may have visited there but it was 1974 when I was exploring your part of the world so I can perhaps be forgiven for not being sure. It definitely looks quite familiar to me.

bettyl said...

Thanks so much for the tour! Train are a family favorite for us. One day, I hope to be able to tour the castles for myself, but until then I appreciate yours!

Barb said...

I like to be an armchair traveler through Our World! My favorite pic is of the peek through the stonework. Thanks for taking me with you.

NatureFootstep said...

Love those old trains. They have a special beauty.

Jackie said...

By email from Sally, A Full Time Life:
Hi Jackie – I Loved the steam trains and the history and the stone walls in your last two posts. Beautiful pictures. That’s disheartening news (in your comment on my post) about the recycling problem there).

Sallie

Red Nomad OZ said...

Love the trains - but love Kings Castle Keep even more! No buildings quite as old as this downunder in OZ...

Arija said...

A wonderful post of this most picturesque town with so much to see and appreciate. A beautiful and explicit post.

kanak7 said...

Your photos are fascinating! Our trains don't look so good.:( Your header photo is lovely!

Thank you for visiting. I'd love to here again...

EG Wow said...

I love the old train! What a great place to visit!

Haddock said...

Like those pictures of the engines.
Good to see that they are still maintained.

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

Jackie said...

Haddock has left a new comment on your post "Our World Tuesday - Pickering, North Yorkshire - P...":

Like those pictures of the engines.
Good to see that they are still maintained.

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