The Castle on the Hill - HFF!

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

The site on which this castle stands has it's origins in Anglo Saxon times when it became the seat of King Ida of Bernicia. The fortress was destroyed by Vikings in AD993 and the Normans later built the original castle on the site. During the Wars of the Roses it became the first castle to fall to artillery in the British Isles.

The castle has had many owners and has in its time been used as a hospital for the poor. a school and a hospice for shipwrecked sailors before being purchased in the late nineteenth century by Sir William Armstrong who restored and renovated the castle between 1894 -1904.

The castle still belongs to the Armstrong family and is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country.

It is a popular location for films and became 'Hogwarts' for the first two Harry Potter films and was also featured in 'Robin Hood Prince of Thieves'

The link is 'Castle on the Hill' by Ed Sheeran

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Frans Schols said:

Schitterende opname,Carol!
HFF en de beste wensen..........Frans.
2 months ago ( translate )

David G Johnson said:

Good info'.. there thanks.. it's hard to imagine anyone living in such a place... but I suppose it will have normal type living rooms with all 'mod cons' inside...
Have a HFF... and best wishes from David J'....
2 months ago

Phil Sutters said:

This is part of the country I have missed out on, so thanks for the splendid view. HFF and have a good weekend. I hope it isn't too wet and windy where you are, Carol.
2 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Magnificent castle capture!

Admired in:
2 months ago ( translate )

ColRam said:

HFF EcoBird :-))
Bon week end
Merci pour le groupe
2 months ago ( translate )

k.e.s_kloset said:

Wow, what a fantastic castle and image, Carol. I can see how this could be used in the movies easily.

I enjoyed the song! HFF to you and a nice weekend too. :)
2 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Impressive castle; very well composed.
HFF and a ncie weekend.
2 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

beautiful image.
HFF..............Happy weekend:)
2 months ago ( translate )

polytropos said:

The castle pushes the fence into the background a bit, although the fence is in front.
Wonderful capture!
2 months ago

Dida From Augsburg said:

Nicely composed view and great sky.

HFF, Carol!
2 months ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

I think I have said before, but I don't know that area at all but the more pictures I see from it, the more I want to visit. This is a striking picture Carol and the sky gives it, what seems an appropriate mood! HFF and I wish you a good weekend.
2 months ago

Tractacus said:

Nice little residence... HFF!
2 months ago ( translate )

Gudrun said:

Such a fantastic view, you can just imagine the hippogriffs and thestrals flying round;-)
HFF, Carol, enjoy your weekend!
2 months ago

* ઇઉ * said:

An excellent mood picture, Carol! HFF and a happy weekend to you!
2 months ago

Herb Riddle said:

Great moody shot of this iconic castle Carol. Well done.

HFF, have a great weekend. Herb
2 months ago