Wow! I am completely spoilt for choice for this week's Sepia Saturday theme. I have 100's of vintage postcards of castles to choose from, so have had to be very selective and choose, what I think, are the best ones for this post.
I'm starting with Conway Castle in Flintshire, Wales, as this was the very same castle that Alan featured in his prompt. Whilst this is a very different view, you cab still tel it's the same castle. The postcard dates back to the early 1900's and is by the artist Jotter.
Vintage postcard of Conway Castle, Flintshire, Wales, by the artist Jotter.
The next vintage postcard is of Scalloway Castle in the Shetland Isles (although confusingly the postcard actually says it's in the Orkney Isles). This postcard also dates back to the early 1900's and is by the artist R.Gallon.
Vintage postcard of Scalloway Castle, Shetland Islands, by the artist R.Gallon.
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for this next castle. Firstly because of its association with my primary/junior school, Lady Bankes (named after a royalist who defended Corfe Castle), and secondly because it's somewhere we often drive through on our way to the coast at Swanage.
Vintage postcard of Corfe Castle, Dorset
Just a few miles down the road from where I live today the next castle is Highclere Castle, just inside the Hampshire border. For TV viewers it's better known as Downton Abbey, and in fact the village of Highclere now boasts a sign which says "Twinned with Downton Abbey". It's a bit tacky, but previous to that the castle was famous for the wedding of Jordan and Peter André. Obviously there's a lot more history to the castle that that, and of course there's the Tutankhamun connection.
Vintage postcard of Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey)
Although I was initially trying to share postcards of less well known castles, I didn't feel my posting would be complete without one of Edinburgh Castle ...
Vintage postcard of Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket
... and similarly Windsor Castle, although hopefully this view of the Cloisters is a less familiar one.
Vintage postcard of the Cloisters, Windsor Castle
As usual, 100's more vintage postcards, including many of castles, can be found on my web site