Bamburgh Castle~part 2

Part 1

I was quite impressed with all the cannons

They should be OK when the next boatloads of Vikings come πŸ™‚

Built on the site of the medieval Great Hall, the King’s Hall is a Victorian masterpiece. Its magnificent false hammer beam ceiling is made with teak from Thailand, then called Siam. The King of Siam, a good friend of Lord Armstrong who visited Bamburgh, is said to have helped carve some of the intricate designs. The King’s Hall was to be the castle’s main social reception and banqueting room. Lord Armstrong built a minstrel’s gallery where the musicians playing at the balls performed.

Beautiful old clocks

and suits of armour

Lots more to see yet so hang on for the next part.

16 Comments

  1. That first picture overlooking the ocean – it’s just awesome. I can imagine the ships coming in and being bombarded!

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    1. It would be fun to see! πŸ™‚

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  2. I wonder at what time Will will tickle your Newcastle?
    I wouldn’t want to have to clean that armour, some very intricate work, amazing!

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    1. Yes that’s a fab name isn’t it? Thanks Eddy πŸ™‚

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  3. Going there next week, thanks for the photos.

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    1. Have a fab time πŸ™‚

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  4. IT seems quite exotic, cannon for vikings and wood from an oriental King. I always related armors with invaders, and I think they are less heroic to fight with just a sword in hand.

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    1. I can only think all that metal was a hindrance. Thanks Francis. 😊

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  5. Some lovely textures there!

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    1. Thanks Graham. 😊

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  6. Very nice contrast in those B&W shots, FR. All a treat for the eyes!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete πŸ™‚

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  7. Stunning shots and stunning castle…I really have to visit…

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    1. Good call me up when you get here I’ll go with you! πŸ™‚

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      1. Will do! πŸ™‚

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