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Tower building on Holy Island

February 29, 2016

Towers are the focus of my new writing project, and what better place to start than with the phenomenon of Tower Building as photographed on the North shore of Holy Island in Northumberland, a county close to my heart.

Over the past few years I have seen these rock art forms grow into a miniature cityscape as more and more visitors have built their own creative designs along the beach front.

On our last visit Ian captured some of the towers on camera while I searched for a suitable stone to balance on top of a six-tiered cairn. I selected a rose coloured one, the same shade as the ruined priory walls.

The towers depicted above appear to reflect the 16th century castle and can be found just past the old lime kilns, but there are many other stone sculptures along the shoreline.

Should you wish to brave the elements and cross the causeway to this island, also known as Lindisfarne, remember to take note of the safe crossing times which can be found on: www.northumberland.gov.uk

 

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