Alnwick Castle, Norhumberland, North-East England
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Bamber Castle, Northumberland, North-East England
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Northumberland

(Norðhymbraland)
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  • Alnwick Castle - (HHA), (restored)

    Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, North-East England

    Castle

    Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland.

    North-East England - Northumberland, Alnwick

    Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland.

    It is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest, and renovated and remodelled a number of times. It is a Grade-I-listed building and as of 2012 received over 800,000 visitors per year.

    Alnwick Castle guards a road crossing the River Aln. Yves de Vescy, Baron of Alnwick, erected the first parts of the castle in about 1096. Beatrix de Vesci, daughter of Yves de Vescy married Eustace Fitz John, Constable of Chestershire and Knaresborough. By his marriage to Beatrix de Vesci he gained the Baronies of Malton and Alnwick. The castle was first mentioned in 1136 when it was captured by King David I of Scotland. At this point it was described as "very strong". It was besieged in 1172 and again in 1174 by William the Lion, King of Scotland and William was captured outside the walls during the Battle of Alnwick. .. more


     


  • Aydon Castle (EH)

    Aydon Castle, Northumberland, North-East England

    Castle

    Aydon Castle, previously sometimes called Aydon Hall, is a fortified manor house at Aydon near to the town of Corbridge, Northumberland, England.

    North-East England - Northumberland, Corbridge

    Aydon Castle, previously sometimes called Aydon Hall, is a fortified manor house at Aydon near to the town of Corbridge, Northumberland, England.

    It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is designated by English Heritage as a Grade-I-listed building.

    Documentary evidence shows that a timber hall first existed on this site. The manor house was built by Robert de Reymes, a wealthy Suffolk merchant, starting in 1296, adjacent to the steep valley of the Cor Burn. At this time the building consisted of a two-storeyed hall house with a solar, dining hall and kitchen on the upper floor. In 1305 he obtained a licence to crenellate his property and added battlements and curtain walls. It was captured by the Scots in 1315 and again in 1346. In the middle of the 16th century it was renovated and in the middle of the 17th century it was converted into a farm. The building remained in use as a farm until 1966 but has since been restored to its medieval appearance. It is managed by English Heritage.



     


  • Bamburgh Castle - (HHA), (restored)

    Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, North-East England

    Castle

    Bamburgh Castle, on the coast at Bamburgh, Northumberland, England, is a Grade I listed building.

    North-East England - Northumberland, Bamburgh

    Bamburgh Castle, on the coast at Bamburgh, Northumberland, England, is a Grade-I-listed building.

    Built on a dolerite outcrop, the location was previously home to a fort of the native Britons known as Din Guarie and may have been the capital of the British kingdom of the region (see Gododdin, Bryneich and Hen Ogledd)[2] from the realm's foundation in c.420 until 547, the year of the first written reference to the castle. In that year the citadel was captured by the Anglo-Saxon ruler Ida of Bernicia (Beornice) and became Ida's seat. It was briefly retaken by the Britons from his son Hussa during the war of 590 before being relieved later the same year.

    Sorry guide and hearing dogs only inside the castle and grounds.


     


  • Bywell Hall - (HHA)

    Bywell Hall, Northumberland, North-East England

    Historic House

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    North-East England - Northumberland

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  • Chillingham Castle - (HHA), (intact)

    Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, North-East England

    Castle

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    North-East England - Northumberland

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