Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castle
The legacy of the Border wars of the 14th-16th centuries has resulted in Northumberland having more castles than any other English county.
Bamburgh Castle, perched high atop a rock, looks every inch the mighty citadel. It used to be the royal seat of the Kingdom of Northumberland, at one time the most important Kingdom in Britain.
Just down the coast, within sight of Bamburgh, is Dunstanburgh - an incredibly impressive-looking romantic ruin. Whilst Bamburgh was a seat of power for hundreds of years, Dunstanburgh's birth, rise and fall took place within the blink of a historical eye.
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last updated: 12/12/2007 at 08:38