Stars peeping through over Donnington Castle
Taking a chance, went to shoot the gatehouse of this castle owned by English Heritage in Donnington (near Newbury). As I setup on this very foggy night a brief gap appeared for the stars to shine though. My only shot like this, but the chance drive wa worth it. The striking twin-towered gatehouse of 14th century Donnington Castle, near Newbury, survives within impressive earthworks. It shows the luxury enjoyed by Sir Richard Abberbury, Donnington's builder, whose private quarters lay within it. Both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are thought to have stayed here.
The large defences built to protect the castle during the English Civil War still survive.