Churches, Castles and Ruins

Amanda Ainsley | Castle Rigg

Castle Rigg

This is the atmospheric Castle Rigg Stone Circle set high above Keswick in The Lake District. With Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop it is one of the most beautiful scenes in Cumbria.
Amanda Ainsley | Jesus Church at Troutbeck

Jesus Church at Troutbeck

This is Jesus Church in the village Troubeck in the Cumbrian Lake District. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Windermere, the archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness and the diocese of Carlisle.
Amanda Ainsley | Church of Saint Patrick in Patterdale

Church of Saint Patrick in Patterdale

This is the Church of Saint Patrick in Patterdale. A beautiful Cumbrian village in the heart of The Lake District. After a hard winter the daffodils have brought the churchyard to life. Patterdale is situated near Lake Ullswater and The famous Kirkstone Pass
Amanda Ainsley | Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone dolmen (Poll na mBrón in Irish, meaning hole of the quern stones is a portal tomb - one of approximately 172 in Ireland - located in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland. It dates back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC and 2900 BC. It is situated 8 km (5 miles) south of Ballyvaughan, 9.6 km (6 miles) north-west of Kilnaboy
Amanda Ainsley | Temple of Minerva

Temple of Minerva

The Temple of Minerva is dedicated to The Goddess of Wisdom and The Arts. Constructed between 1754 and 1757 it lies in Hardwick Park near Sedgefield, County Durham.
Amanda Ainsley | Durham Castle at Night

Durham Castle at Night

This is Durham Castle , a Norman castle that is now University College. Standing high above the River Wear above Framwellgate Bridge and opposite Durham Cathedral.
Amanda Ainsley | Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle is situated on The Northumberland Coast between Craster and Embleton. Built in the 14th century by Earl Thomas of Lancaster.
Amanda Ainsley | A Warm Summers Evening in County Mayo

A Warm Summers Evening in County Mayo

This is an old church outside the coastal town Westport in County Mayo, Southern Ireland. As the sun set, it warmed the sky and building beautifully creating a cosy glow as the horse grazed in the foreground among the buttercups.
Amanda Ainsley | Reflections at Eilean Donan Castle

Reflections at Eilean Donan Castle

This is Eilean Donan Castle on the West Coast of Scotland not far from the Bridge over to The Isle of Skye. Calm waters made for a great reflection and stunning backdrop to moody skies
Amanda Ainsley | Eilean Donan Reflections

Eilean Donan Reflections

This is the picturesque castle Eilean Donan. Frequently appearing on film and television, the Castle stands on a tiny island where the 3 Lochs, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh all meet and is not far from Dornie in the Western Highlands. Restored in the early 20th century, a footbridge now connects the island to the mainland.
Amanda Ainsley | The Old Signal Box

The Old Signal Box

This is a monochrome photograph of the Old Signal Box at Cat Castle near Lartington in Teesdale, County Durham
Amanda Ainsley | Autumn Resting Place

Autumn Resting Place

This is a misty autumn morning in the cemetery at St Mary's Churchyard in Staindrop, County Durham.