"Visit Bamburgh Castle!" Northumberland Things to Do Tip by CheekyDee

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  Perched high on its own kingly rock
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  • Perched high on its own kingly rock - Northumberland
      Perched high on its own kingly rock
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  • Overlooking the beach and the North Sea - Northumberland
      Overlooking the beach and the North Sea
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      Castle exterior
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Bamburgh Castle truly is one of the finest castles in England. It's perched high up on a huge basalt rock face facing the North Sea and looking out onto Holy Island. The castle is still privately owned and is being resided in by Lord Armstrong's family. The castle is not completely open to the public but most of the interesting bits are. While the exterior of the castle itself is quite impressive, the interior is just as impressive, unfortunately as visitors, you are not allowed to take internal pictures. It's a bit more expensive to get into Bamburgh Castle lets say than Warkworth, but it is definitely worth it. There are artifact museums and various rooms with antiques and family heirlooms to look at. The history of the household and the castle is strong in its theme of exhibits with paintings and pictures of the various past occupants of the castle. The king's hall is a sight to behold! A great wonderous room, that's just so huge and wonderful, bigger than most people's houses! Check out the website to get an idea of what the interior is like. According to the castle stewards the castle is haunted and there is a large network of tunnels underneath the building itself. All in all Bamburgh has a lot of great history incorporated into it, it's interesting, beautiful, and certainly something you must do if you are in that part of England. After all the walking and looking, you can then enjoy tea and cakes at the tea room on premises and take in the sights of the shore and the sea. A great day out!

Directions: Bamburgh Castle is situated 42 miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 20 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed. It is 6 miles east of Belford by the B1342 from the A1.
Website: http://www.bamburghcastle.com

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  • Written Mar 27, 2006
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