Photographer's Note

Barnard Castle is spectacularly set on a high rock above the River Tees, on the fringe of an attractive market town. Taking its name from its 12th-century founder, Bernard de Balliol, this huge and imposing fortress was later developed by the Beauchamp family and Richard III. Richard's boar emblem is carved above a window in the inner ward, the castle's chief strength: here loyalist forces were besieged during the 1569 Northern Rising against Queen Elizabeth, before surrendering to 5,000 rebels.

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Additional Photos by Paul Heslehurst (eza1701) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 635 W: 102 N: 693] (3345)
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