View from Beeston Castle Inner Ward Gate Tower towards Peckforton Castle

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Sarah Graham on October 5, 2007

Hi msb, this photo is terrific & has reminded me what a great place Beeston castle is! A visit is on the cards, I think. Thanks for reminding me - & for this great shot, which I'm going to have to try & copy! All best, Sarah

magic surf bus on October 6, 2007

Thanks Sarah - if you want to copy this shot you'll need to go on a still misty day in winter. As you say, Beeston Castle and the surrounding area can be very atmospheric - a great photo location.

Sarah Graham on October 6, 2007

Weeeell.... I tried to get there today, but our pub lunch took so long in arriving that we arrived just as it was closing for the day! We headed off to Peckforton Castle instead, which was worth a quick visit, but would have been far, far more interesting if we had been allowed to look round. Unfortunately there was a wedding on, so we were restricted to the courtyard. We may try Beeston again tomorrow- wish me luck!!

magic surf bus on October 7, 2007

Sarah: When I worked on the excavations at Beeston Castle during the early 1980s we camped inside the castle's outer ward and we weren't given a key to the front gate. If we wanted to get back in after a pub session down the lane we had to scale the outer wall. Needless to say the sight of a dozen or more intoxicated archaeologists attempting to scale the castle wall at night resembled something out of Monty Python and the Holy Grail ;-)

Sarah Graham on October 8, 2007

Very funny!! We managed to get there yesterday, but the light level was low & hazy without being atmospherically misty, so my photos aren't a patch on this one. I wasn't goign to post, but have changed my mind - not that I think they are anything special! It was a big hit with my son, who was especially intrigued with people dropping stones down the well & waiting to hear them plink at the bottom.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 4, 2007
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    by magic surf bus
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S304
    • Taken on 2007/02/04 12:41:25
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/170)
    • Focal Length: 11.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash