South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Coasts and castles #1

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Bamburgh Castle


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


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Written by curly

September 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Beach, Buildings, Colour, History, Landscapes

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  1. Castles are so great. Isn’t it incredible that they were built without modern machines?


    September 3, 2008 at 7:09 am

  2. Of the few castles that I’ve been to so far, Bamburgh is one of my faves. I’ve been there twice, first time, for the Castle tour and the second time went to the beach on a lovely sunny summer day and had a great time! It’s a magnificent view from the beach.


    September 3, 2008 at 10:57 am

  3. What an amazing castle. Can see a trip to this coastline in the not too distance future is now on my list.


    September 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm

  4. Lovely castle and I like the shore in the foreground. Would love to
    visit that area for sure.


    September 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm

  5. A lovely photo taken in one of my favourite locations. I would love to live on the Northumberland coast. It is just so beautiful and so full of history.


    September 3, 2008 at 6:27 pm

  6. A beautiful part of the world

    S Wilson

    September 3, 2008 at 9:07 pm

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