I've taken so many photos this trip it's hard to know which to share 🙈 I get such bad phone signal and barely any WiFi so my blog posts are taking ages to put together 😬 my Durham post should be up in the next few days!
Photo by me 📸 @postcardsbyhannah
The ancient area called Northumbria included Durham and was a troublesome region that withstood many invasions. The Vikings for example had captured lands in southern Northumbria to form the great Viking kingdom centred upon York which occupied the whole Yorkshire area. By the time the monks had settled at Durham the Vikings were not so great an enemy as the Scots, who were to pose a threat to the wealthy shrine of St Cuthbert at Durham for many years to come. Durham's defensive position was clearly going to be of importance.