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12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 31st 2018

18 Comments CherryPie on Oct 30th 2018

Dating from the late 1600s this gun was affectionately named the Armada Gun as it was believed to have come from the Spanish Armada vessel after the fleet was driven up the North Sea Coast. It was later confirmed as a Dutch trading vessel that was transporting cannons amongst a payload of other weapons. It [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Oct 29th 2018

A brief history from the Bamburgh Castle website:

Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline Bamburgh is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country.
Bamburgh’s written history begins in the times of the Anglo-Saxons with one chronicler citing Bamburgh as probably the most important place in all of [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 27th 2018

Rain was gently falling when I woke up so there was no chance for a last linger on the roof terrace, although when the rain stopped I went outside and could almost smell the fresh air (I have no sense of smell). The service at breakfast was quicker than it had been on the previous [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 6th 2018

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 19th 2017

We arrived at breakfast to find that we were seated next to the couple who dined next to us in Lilburns the previous evening. A coincidence that led us into easy conversation with each other. After breakfast we headed to Alnmouth where we  hoped to stop so that we could wander round the small town. [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 27th 2016

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