Bamburgh Castle from the beach, Northumberland, UK - Stock Image

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For nearly 400 years, Bamburgh Castle was an impregnable fortress and royal stronghold virtually from the time it was built by the Norman invaders in the 11th Century. In 1464, during the Wars of the Roses, it was the first English castle to fall to artillery which was ranged against the Lancastrian stronghold by the army of Edward IV. Towering over the quaint coastal village of Bamburgh, the castles formidable outline is much as it would have been when it was one of the most important northern strongholds. Its current grandeur however, owes more to the 18th and 19th Centuries. It was bought by the 1st Lord Armstrong, a noteworthy industrialist, shipbuilder and engineer who undertook a huge programme of reconstruction and restoration of the fortress. ProPhoto RGB profile for maximum color fidelity and gamut.

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