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Bamburgh Mar 09, 2017
I suppose most people that come to Bamburgh come to visit the castle and the fine beach -- the castle dominates the village and there's a large grass area in front of it that families use for games etc -- it seems a very safe place for children to play. The beach is next to the castle and is backed by nice sand dunes -- Bamburgh looks like a very popular holiday destination. The village is small with just a couple of pubs and restaurants plus the usual gift shops and I would think it gets very busy in high season.

The castle has been extensively restored in the 18th and 19th centuries but there is evidence of a fort being here as far back as 547 AD -- that was ultimately sacked by the Vikings, then the Normans who began to build the castle that is there now -- the great keep was built in the 1150's but in 1464 Edward IV's army shelled it and it was left derelict until the 18th century when repairs were started. For full details of the castle and admission information, please see the website below.

Castle website:

Directions: Take the B1342 'Coastal Route' off the A1
Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh beach
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