The Image

 

Bamburgh Castle. 

20 x 13.3 inches

 

 

Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings. The Bamburgh castle we see today is a relatively recent structure, built by famed industrialist the first Lord Armstrong at vast cost in late Victorian times.

 

Lord Armstrong was also responsible for building Cragside House, Gardens & Estates. But the castle boasts a much longer history. There have been settlements on the site since prehistoric times and the regular archaeological digs that take place on the site have unearthed some spectacular finds.

 

Excavations were started in the 1960s by Dr Brian Hope-Taylor, who discovered the gold plaque known as the Bamburgh Beast as well as the Bamburgh Sword. During the summer you can see archeologists working on the site, and there is even the chance to get your hands dirty and see what you and your family can find. During its more recent history, Bamburgh Castle feted royal guests and English kings, one of whom - Edward IV - destroyed it in the Wars of the Roses.

 

Lord Armstrong's restoration saved it from ruin and the castle provides an ancestral home to the Armstrong family to this day. Bamburgh Castle has 14 public rooms and more than 2,000 artefacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork.

 

 

Bamburgh Castle.

£35.00Price
Type of Print
  • Printing time is on a 7 day turnaround.
All prints will be shipped 1st class recorded delivery. Prints are rolled and sent in a durable, heavyweight tube.


     

  • The photographer reserves the right to reproduce this image for use in greetings cards, calendars, books and for any other promotional purposes. These reproductions are not considered originals, but may augment the value of your original. Refunds are only offered if the print is damaged on arrival and reported no later than 14 days after delivery. Although every effort has been made to ensure the measurements are correct, this is not guaranteed as each print is individually made and some may be hand cut. You may be charged customs duties and taxes for this print.

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