Saturday, 16 July 2011

Coquet Island

Coquet Island, Northumberland viewed from Warkworth Castle

Coquet Island is located off the Northumberland coast, but landing is strictly forbidden to protect the seabird colonies. The island is home to the medieval ruins of Saint Henry the Dane's hermitage which have been incorporated into the Victorian lighthouse.

6 comments:

Emma Springfield said...

It does seem that a lot of the saints were hermits, doesn't it? Lovely picture.

Lauren Axelrod said...

@Emma

You are sooo right. Although I would be too if I lived on a island like this.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

so much history! very interesting

The Retired One said...

What a fabulous place..I would love to go close and take photography there!

Kloggers/Polly said...

It looks quite bleak but I should imagine it was the kind of place that at one time allowed someone very deep thought.

Ratty said...

I could learn to love living on a place like that, if I could leave every once in awhile. I'm a bit of a hermit myself.

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