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Alport Castles

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Peak District evening,Nikon D700 , Lee ND grad 0.6

I’m not sure how this part of Peak District slipped my attention until now. Honestly , I did not know about this strange but beautiful place until my friend Chris invited me for trip.

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White Peak- Pilsbury Castle

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Just to clarify, Pilsbury Castle is a place its not a castle…..anymore….

The castle was probably originally an Iron Age fortification before being used by the Normans, and indeed the name “Pilsbury Castle” forms from the Celtic “pil”, the Saxon “bury” and the Norman “castle”, all meaning “fortified site”. In early medieval times, the site would have been located along the River Dove routeway, and would also have overlooked a key crossing point.By the twentieth century there was little to see except for a mound on a limestone outcrop and the remains of various earthworks. At the beginning of the present century, however, archaeological surveys revealed the foundations of the castle. Very rich history indeed, but as usually I was interested more to explore place from photographic point of view.

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