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Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

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Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
Bamburgh, Northumberland, England
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Bamburgh Castle is one of the most beautifully situated castles in England, perched on a high bluff overlooking the North Sea, with views to the Farne Islands. This view is from the village cricket field just below the castle - can you imagine a better place to watch a cricket match?

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