An 11th century motte & bailey castle was erected on a Roman and Saxon site on the Northumbrian coast. The stone curtain wall and the keep were added in the mid 12th century and the entrance gate in the 13th century. It was badly damaged in a seige in 1464 and through subsequent neglect it slowly became ruinous by the 18th century. It has been restored over the last 200 years, much of the work being carried out in c.1900, and it is now one of the most impressive castles in the country.
|On the coast off the B1340, 5 miles south west of Holy Isle|
|Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7DF|