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Bamburgh

(băm`bərə), village, Northumberland, NE England, on the North Sea. It was the capital of ancient BerniciaBernicia
, Old English kingdom. Established in 547, it later extended from the Tees River to the Forth. In the late 6th cent. it was united with Deira to form Northumbria.
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 and for a time of NorthumbriaNorthumbria, kingdom of
, one of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in England. It was originally composed of two independent kingdoms divided by the Tees River, Bernicia (including modern E Scotland, Berwick, Roxburgh, E Northumberland, and Durham) and Deira (including the North and East
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. In the 6th cent. a castle was erected above a tall cliff on the site of a Roman fort. Restored in the 18th cent., it is still used as a residence and contains the 14,000-volume Crewe Library. Bamburgh is the birthplace of Grace Darling.
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BAMBURGH The stunning coastal castle is described as a 'Northumbrian gem' by Rough Guide.
The special brews are dedicated to local hero Lord Armstrong who, 125 years ago, put both his fortune and foresight to good use when he bought Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, transforming it from a run-down shell into the breathtaking and beautifully restored stronghold it is today.
indicated that Bamburgh, Northumberland is the country's most highly rated resort.
And it has now come a close second to Bamburgh in Northumberland as the country's most highly rated resort.
ONCE the royal seat of the Kings of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle has stood guard over this beautiful coastline for over 1,400 years.
Visit the classic fishing villages of Seahouses, Bamburgh and Alnmouth and the mysterious island of Lindisfarne.
Fifty years ago, excavating within the walls of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, the archaeologist Dr Brian Hope-Taylor unearthed an extraordinary sword.
William Watson-Armstrong, the fifth generation of the family to own Bamburgh Castle,said: "The two beers are a very special and unique way for people to toast the important part the first Lord Armstrong played in the history, both past and present, of a place that regularly tops the polls as one of the UK's most recognisable and best loved castles."
The stunning coastal castle Bamburgh - described as a 'Northumbrian gem' by Rough Guide - came second.
Defending itself from a position 150 feet above the sea, Bamburgh Castle dominates the coastline.