Castle Eden Dene~ April 2018 ~ Part 2

Part 1 HERE

After crossing the bridge we walked steadily down towards the burn (stream) and along the way I turned my lens on the little things along the way

Alien Landscape

Alien Eggs

Alien Forest

ancient bracket fungus

But also took some of the obviously very old trees

self-propping tree



On the way we came near to a road and could see this lovely building from it


Crennelated Castle

Rowland Burdon III, a merchant banker, purchased the manor of Castle Eden in 1758, and in about 1765, with the assistance of architect William Newton, built the house which came to be known as The Castle. The house has three storeys and a seven-bay entrance front. The central three bays are canted and the whole carries a castellated parapet. ย Last October it was put up for sale for ยฃ3 million, some pictures of the interior are at THIS LINK,ย if anyone’s interested it’s still up for grabs! ๐Ÿ™‚

The whole of the dene was covered in wild garlic plants, I bet it smells great when they all bloom!

Garlic accompaniment

That’s the end of the tour, though there’s a full album, which can be found HERE

All photo’s can be clicked on to embiggen so you can marvel at their wondrousness ๐Ÿคฃ

Stay tooned for our next outing, back to Beamish Museum to see WW1 themed vehicles and horses.


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  1. Re: Glimpsed photo.
    You made me think of Whthering Heights. I really like the tree branches with the property in the background.

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  2. It does look like you were walking through an extremely interesting landscape.

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  3. I could go for that cosy castle. Now, where did I put that three million?,,,
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. The embiggenment really captivated me. And that tree with the big gnarly wizard beard. Whoa! That is an enchanted forest, no doubt.

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  5. Can’t get enough of your Macro shots. How magical ordinary objects turn into when shot up close. Lovely job.

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  6. Some of those pictures are surreal๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  7. These are gorgeous Fraggle and so apropos for Earth Day.๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. These shots are so alive, Fraggle. Stunningly done. BTW, itโ€™s Vinnieh here. I set up a second site for other things, but my main focus is movies.

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  9. Well, of course I had to click through to see what that sort of money can purchase me.

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  10. I love the smell of wild garlic. I don’t want to think too much about the alien eggs, but the alien forest is stunning.

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  11. Wonderful. I especially like #1, #2 and #4.

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  12. You really do take the most beautiful photographs. Must go – need to see about extending the mortgage a little to buy Castle Eden…


  13. Alien eggs! Ack, you kill me!

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  14. Yeah, those macro shots are looking great. That tree looks insane!

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  15. Wow, Fraggle. Thank you for the tour. I got a kick out of all the alien shots. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Seriously though, such a faery tale you wove here, from the enchanting (if not enchanted) forest to the magic of suddenly seeing the castle. Hugs!

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  16. It looks like a magical landscape. And beautifully photographed.

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  17. Thanks for this lovely tour, Fraggle.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™ 3 million! That # has me in shock!๐Ÿ˜จ But I understand history and whatnot is very important.๐Ÿ˜

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