The gently receding tide revealed the expanse of Bamburgh's golden sands bathed in glorious evening light. For such a beautiful prospect, the beach was, surprisingly, almost totally deserted. The castle sits like a glowing jewel on a green mantle, standing guard over the surrounding flat countryside. Their has been a fort of one form or another, on this basalt outcrop since c.547 AD. The Normans rebuilt the castle to form the substantial core of the present one. The castle has been the site of numerous raids and sieges over it's chequered life.
Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.