Bamburgh Castle ~ August 2019 ~ 3

Part 1 HERE . Part 2 HERE

Onwards into the castle itself.

The Library

The Library contains literature from the mid 17th and 18th century. And a billiard table of course.

Taking in the view
And again..

Built on the site of the medieval Great Hall, the Kings Hall is a Victorian masterpiece. The magnificent false hammer beam ceiling is made with teak from Thailand.

They were playing music in the Kings Hall, and we saw the lovely French man and his wife dancing to it

French dancers (photo by Sophie)

The Cross Hall, which crosses the Kings Hall, has a vast Tudor style fireplace and intricate stone carvings representing ship building across the ages along with large tapestries and a copy of Theodore Rombout’s The Card Players.

The Dining room has a good view

and a castle always should have a suit of armour or two

So that’s the lot for this visit to Bamburgh Castle. Stay tooned for next time when we take a trip to Newcastle.

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39 Comments

  1. Oh stunning images! You have outdone yourself this time!!!!

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  2. Thanks for showing us around your home Frag. 😂

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  3. Orca Flotta

    I’ve always thought the mainland is full of castles but in the UK, it seems, you can’t step out in your garden without stubbing your toe on some or the other castle. 😮

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    1. Haha I’m lucky to live next to the county of Northumberland which has more castles than any other county in England, over 70 sites, some are romantic ruins, and more still intact and restored.

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  4. They are very impressive interior photos as usual, FR.
    I was trying to imagine how much dusting all that would need. More than one tin of Pledge, I’m guessing!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I know, the staff must start early before the punters turn up, just like in the old days I expect!

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  5. Love the pics! It’s funny, for some reason the first two instantly reminded me of the movie “Knives Out”! 😂

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    1. Cool! Haven’t seen that one.

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  6. What a fantastic place! Thanks for taking me on a tour there.

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  7. I had to laugh at the dusting comment – one of my thoughts – but, as always, an enjoyable tour. I bet you had fun watching that French couple – I would.

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    1. They were lovely. Cheers Naomi.

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  8. I almost spat my breakfast out at the point when the Victorians replaced the medieval hall. The photographs are lovely, though.

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    1. In fairness, the castle has been built and replaced quite a few times because of its deterioration. Bamburgh gets hit by everything the North Sea can throw at it, so not surprising the old stonework crumbled. The Norman keep is unlikely to go the same way!

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      1. OK. I’ll stop being grumpy.

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        1. Haha, but I get it, so many medieval buildings get a do-over when we’d like them to just stay as is!

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          1. I would. I do appreciate that people have lived there over the centuries and had to make changes, though.

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  9. Nice photos! I keep asking myself, “how much do the utilities cost,” and, “what would my coworkers think if I rolled up in a suit of armor?”

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    1. Valid questions to which I have no answer 😊 cheers Mr.N.

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    1. 🙂 it would be nice to live there I think.

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      1. If I visited there I don’t think they’d be able to get me out!

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        1. You’d have to be Lady Hookbook 🤣

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    2. I must agree, Book Sister! **Swoons**

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  10. What gorgeous photos, Fraggle and what a lovely castle. Just Wow!😍📷💝

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  11. I have seen this castle many times whilst jogging on Bamburgh beach, but I have never been inside, thanks for the insight.
    AK

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    1. Maybe next time you are up there have a visit, it is a really interesting castle.

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  12. Those windows and archways!! Gorgeous!!

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    1. It’s a fab castle! Cheers Nicole.

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  13. I really like the photos. what a place! I wonder how heavy that suit of armour is…Yikes.

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    1. Yes not the most comfortable attire!

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  14. Looks like a fun place to explore with a camera. Nice shots.

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    1. Thanks, it’s quite spectacular in person.

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