Northumberland Castles Gazetteer

Northumberland is home to some of the finest medieval castles in England, particularly along the coast, where fortresses such as Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh are situated in striking locations overlooking the sea.

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Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

The first uniform postal service, introduced by Rowland Hill, began in 1840, and was called the ...


This Day in British History

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was the first Plantagenet king


Amble-by-the-Sea (Self catering)
Redgate, Amble-by-the-Sea


This terraced cottage is in the village of Amble in Northumberland and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
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Beadnell (Self catering)
Snugglers Cove, Beadnell

Snugglers Cove

This terraced bungalow is located in the village of Beadnell and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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Haydon Bridge (Hotel)
Langley Castle Hotel

Langley Castle Hotel

Genuine 14th castle set in a 12-acre woodland estate with brush-mown lawns restored to a magnificent and comfortable hotel. Langley is perfect for discovering the delights of Hadrians Wall and other local attractions. The exclusive nature of the castle makes Langley the perfect destination to be pampered in unique surroundings. … more >>

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Heddon-on-the-Wall (Hotel)
Close House Hotel

Close House Hotel

Close House Hotel offers everything that you would expect from a venue, 19 luxurious appointed bedrooms with ultra modern bathrooms, our award winning Bewickes Restaurant offering lunch and dinner, excellent meeting and private dining rooms for up to 100 guests and an challenging 18 hole golf course with Clubhouse. Why … more >>

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