English Castles on the Coast

Newcastle tycoon Lord Armstrong purchased and restored the mighty Bamburgh Castle in 1894, after the castle had suffered 400 years of neglect. The castle’s history includes coronations of the ¬†Northumbrian kings between 1095 and 1464. (Eyewitness Travel: Great Britain.)

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Bamburgh Castle had fallen into obscurity during the Middle Ages, but Lord Armstrong restored it and filled it with art treasures.
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You will find Lord Armstrong’s final resting place inside Bamburgh Castle. The castle wall borders the North Sea. ¬†

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around Lindisfarne Castle

The lower castle walls studded with wildflowers and the sheep in the meadow give the Holy Island of Lindisfarne a colorful and lively surrounding.

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In rain or shine, low tide or high, this castle wall on Lindisfarne Island would not be easy to scale.
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Sheep grazing at the foot of LIndisfarne Castle. They don’t mind the scaffolding for the restoration.