If you are not a fan of castles look away now as I was in Northumberland last week staying close to Bamburgh Castle. Northumberland is located in the North East of England, bordering Scotland to the north and Cumbria in the west. There will be three pages of photographs in total from our visit.

A few views of Bamburgh Castle and the beaches it overlooks are shown above, the coastline of Northumberland is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and it is easy to see why. Situated on a rocky plateau 45m above sea level there are views out to sea from the castle looking towards the Farne Islands and Holy Island.
There is thought to have been settlements at Bamburgh that predate even the Roman Occupation; today the castle is still home to the Armstrong family who began restoring it to its current state in the late 19th century after it was purchased by Lord Armstrong. The castle is worth a look around, (ideal for a rainy day) and includes the impressive King's Hall as well as the Armstrong Museum featuring the life of the first Lord Armstrong and a Aviation Artefacts Museum.
Late evening sunshine at Beadnell, a small fishing village located to the south of Bamburgh. The village is probably best known for its harbour, (not pictured) which is the only harbour on the east coast to face west.
A few more views of the coast at Beadnell and its church Saint Ebba's which mostly dates back to 1860.


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