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 thoughts on “Bamburgh Castle ~ August 2019 ~ 3

  1. 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.


  2. 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. 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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