Bamburgh, through the sea grass.
Very impressive piece of architecture and structure. Apparently the great tower in the center of this photo was built by Henry II in 1160. There were many building phases for the castle, so it’s history isn’t totally clear. You can find out a little more about the castles of Britain by going to Castles of Britain dot com.
Our next stop last Wednesday, further up the east coast, and still in England, was Bamburgh Castle (and here begins the lesson on pronunciation… Bamburgh is pronouced Bambroo – as Martin says, like book without the k. The broo part of it is not what you emphasize. That part sort of just falls away. There will be more of this later when we get to Edinburgh). Bamburgh is on the Northumberland Coast. This place, though not nearly as famous as Alnwick, was, to me anyway, much cooler. The setting, right there on the water, beach on one side, overlooking the sea. Just fantastic. Very impressive structure on a very impressive site.
We, as with Alnwick, didn’t pay to go in. We just parked the car and headed down to the beach. We took a stroll and took photos of both the castle, from various angles, and the dogs running and playing on the beach. An excellent time was had by all.