Coasts and castles #1
One of the most imposing castles in England, Bamburgh castle sits on a basalt crag dominating this part of the beautiful Northumberland coast just 56 miles from South Shields.
The castle has been extensively restored, first by Lord Crewe in the 1750’s and more recently by the first Lord Armstrong at the end of the 19th century. An 11th century Norman fortress, Bamburgh feted royal guests and English kings, one of whom – Edward IV – destroyed it in the Wars of the Roses. Lord Armstrong’s Late Victorian restoration saved it from ruin, the castle providing a home to the Armstrong family to this day.
This view was photographed from the beach at North Sunderland next to the small fishing port of Seahouses.
This is the first in a small series of pictures from a recent to the Northumberland coast.
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens, 1/750 second, f6.7, iso 200