Crom Castle

Returning to the theme of ruins, this example is from Co. Fermanagh in Ireland. The first shot is not of Downton Abbey of recent TV fame, but of an example of a similar structure in the “Victorian Gothic” style erected in the early 1800’s. Said to have 365 windows – don’t they all! – it is still very much in occupation by the Earls of Erne. The other shots are of sections of its more draughty predecessor, constructed in the early 1600’s – a somewhat late period for fortress building, as the cannon of that period proved.


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