Castle In Bamburgh, Northumberland
The seat of the ancient kings of Northumbria and a mighty stronghold on the coast of Northumberland.
Probably the jewel in the crown of all places in Northumberland. It's definetly one of our favourite places to visit.
Once home to the ancient kings of Northumbria, Bamburgh castle became a strategic and important capital for the kingdom. It saw the spread of Christianity and provided a home to the saint king, Oswald. With the invasion of the Normans that followed, Bamburgh Castle was built into a great Norman fortification, from which the Great Keep still stands today. Source - discovermiddleages.co.uk
Every angle you view Bamburgh Castle from is majestic. From the beach, the green or even the car park. My favourite is driving North from Seahouses and watching it initially peek out between the dunes.
Prepare your camera as you will always take way too many photos of Bamburgh Castle and will find a glorious new angle as you walk around it. Enjoy!
Also don't forget to visit the nearby Grace Darling Monument and museum.
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The car park is right at the base of the castle.
Place contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
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