16 June 2017

Bamburgh Castle

Our trip to see the puffins was called off due to the stormy weather at Seahouses so we paid a visit to Bamburgh Castle instead.  After walking up a massive hill, it’s £10 admission and is just as impressive as Alnwick Castle.  Like Alnwick, Bamburgh was built in the 11th century and is grade I listed. 

Inside the Castle

I loved the high ceilings and decorations in the castle. There was plenty of information on the history of the castle provided (I’m not going to lie I didn’t read it all) and there are people in most of the rooms to answer any questions.  There are amazing views from the castle, of the sea on one side and the other, of Bamburgh.  There is also a dungeon room at the end of the tour.  There is a cafĂ© inside the castle for a well-earned drink after climbing the hill. (You can park at the top of the hill but we didn’t know until we were at the top.)

Castle Walls

You can walk along part of the castle wall, past the canons, and look out over the sea.  You can see the Farne Islands from here too – but sadly no puffins!  I got a picture of a rainbow on the water.

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