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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Greencastle Castle

 Continuing along the road at the shore we visited in yesterday's post, the ancient Royal Castle of Greencastle can be seen and visited for free!

It is a royal castle built in the 13th century. While it dates mainly from the 13th century, it had substantial 15th- and 16th-century alterations. The large rectangular keep with three vaulted chambers at the ground floor is approached across a rock-cut ditch. It was originally surrounded by outer rectangular walls with four corner towers (ruins of some remain). It is likely to have been built by Hugh de Lacy, along with Carlingford Castle on the opposite side of Carlingford Lough, to guard the narrow entry channel to the Lough, and the ferry crossing between the two. (Wikipedia)



It can be explored internally and along the upper parapets there are wonderful views across Carlingford Lough and in the other directions towards the Mourne Mountains.


This is a view towards Carlingford

The Moune Mountains looking northwards.

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32 comments:

  1. A lot of it is still standing after all these centuries. The wide view on the landscape is fantastic.

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  2. Prachtig Christine deze oude historische bouwwerken. Hier doe mij veel plezier mee.
    Groetjes Kees.

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  3. What gorgeous views and such a fine landscape.

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  4. ...Christine, history goes way back in your area. This castle enjoys a fabulous view. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a stately manor, I so enjoyed looking at them when I traveled over there. I am reading a series by Philipa Gregory starting in England in the mid 1400's described as the cousins war, so visualize their abodes well.

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  6. When I see a place like this, I always wish the walls could talk. The stories they would tell.

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  7. Wonderful shots! It still looks imposing.

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  8. The views from there are amazing.

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  9. Hello, neat views of the castle. Wonderful photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  10. Glad you shared as it is the only way I can see and enjoy.

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  11. Awesome castle shots ~ my favorite is the 'portal one' ~ very creative ~ thanks, ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  12. Hi Christine such cool shots of history still standing after all this time.

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  13. It is amazing that the walls are still standing!

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  14. Thank you Christine. I love the old castles and your photos show it beautifully.

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  15. What fun to explore and the views are spectacular!

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  16. Castles are amazing to explore. Some nice views there, Christine.

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  17. You have so many old treasures where you live. It really is amazing to see these great old structures!

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  18. Amazing that it has been standing there that long!! Beautiful views.

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  19. I love old castles and interesting ruins - great shots

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  20. Great views with this structure. I love it!

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  21. OH, how wonderful!! There is much of it left. It must be a magical place, with a gorgeous view!

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  22. It's a wonderful old castle! So old...I love it!

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  23. Hi Christine.

    Lovely old atmosphere of the ruins

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  24. Old castles have a mysterious atmosphere around them. We have an old castle left behind by a white man and it is now a tourist attraction.

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  25. i wonder what it looked like in it's healthier days, one can only imagine. beautiful captures!!!

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  26. Nice perspective on and around the castle! Hope they preserve it from future damages

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