Last week Alnwick was host to a film crew, producing series 2 of Hollow Crown, a BBC adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays.
They picked the coldest week of the winter so far, and possibly the muddiest.
The castle grounds became a battle ground,
with knights and horses, and smoke machines to add to the drama
a village appeared on the pastures complete with a pile of "bodies"
much to the disappointment of everyone who hoped to catch a glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch......
I think the castle may end up being the star of the show though. I can't tell you how many photos I took of the way the light was appearing behind the ramparts and then glistening on the water