Tuesday 20 March 2012: The Castle is Ruined!
Well, the post application open days are over and now the campus walls will be deafened by the sound of silence. The students (most) have returned home for the Easter vacation and it's now catch up time, clear the decks get organised and get ready - full steam ahead for the last term of the academic year and most importantly the "Exams".
So after work I came home, changed and went for a 5K run (leg is starting to hurt again, I am rather hoping it's just aching muscles due to not being used for 5 weeks!) Had my tea, scrambled eggs on toast with macaroni cheese, I certainly know how to live it up!! Then jumped into the car and drove to Barnard Castle, a historic Teesdale market town. Photographed The Castle - as seen as above. (BA is away on business in Hamburg!)
The Castle is set on a high rock above the River Tees, Barnard Castle takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. It was later developed by the Beauchamp family and then passed into the hands of Richard III. With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of an attractive working market town also known as 'Barney'
The remains of the castle are a Grade 1 listed building. (View LARGE)
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