Standing on a rocky outcrop overlooking miles of beautiful sandy beach, Bamburgh Castle dominates the Northumbrian landscape. The Castle became the passion of the 1st Baron Armstrong, engineer and industrialist, who, in the 1890's, began its renovation and refurbishment. This love of Bamburgh was passed down through the family to the late Lord Armstrong, who personally oversaw the completion of his ancestor's dream.Today, Bamburgh Castle is still the home of the Armstrong family, and visitors are able to enjoy what has been described as the finest castle in all England. The public tour includes the magnificent King's Hall, the Cross Hall, reception rooms, the Bakehouse and Victorian Scullery, as well as the Armoury and Dungeon. Throughout, these rooms contain a wide range of fine china, furniture, tapestries, arms and armour.
The Armstrong Museum
Occupying the former Laundry Building, the museum is dedicated to the life and work of the 1st Lord Armstrong. An inventive engineer, shipbuilder and industrialist, Armstrong left a great legacy to the modern age and Tyneside in particular.
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