Breathtaking photo of Milky Way galaxy lighting up skies over misty medieval English castle

A STUNNING image of our Milky Way galaxy shining brightly over a medieval castle has been snapped in Dorset.

Photographer Graham Hunt captured Corfe Castle surrounded by a thick sea of mist on a cold and clear night on Monday.

The stars of the Milky Way can be seen glistening above the 12th-century ruins as the sun rises in the distance.

It’s one of a number of amazing shots of our galaxy snapped in recent days as clear skies have provided unhindered views of the heavens.

Snaps from as far south as Cornwall’s Porthcurno beach all the way up to Galloway forest in Scotland have wowed space fans on social media.

The spell of cloudless weather is forecast to continue in the coming days.

It could well be frosty when we wake up, but the days will be bright and sunny for many across the UK.

Corfe Castle was built in the early 12th century for King Henry I, William the Conqueror’s son.

It’s been a Saxon stronghold, a Norman fortress, a royal palace and a family home in its 1,000-year history.

The castle was partially demolished in 1645 after it was taken over by parliamentarian forces during the English civil war.

Now owned by the National Trust, the fortification is open to the public and welcomed 237,000 visitors in 2018.

The Trust keeps the ancient stronghold’s traditions alive with archery displays, medieval cooking demos and sample weapons.


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