The very first end on our tour of Northumberland Castles is Alnwick Castle and Gardens.
The castle is second largest inhabited Castle in England, initial being Windsor Castle, and has now been the home for the Percy's, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309.
The palace contains one of the better independently owned art selections in Britain, focussing on Renaissance art and including functions by Titian, Van Dyke and Canaletto, and a perfect number of Meissen China.
Looking at a hill and dominating the village of Warkworth are the remarkable damages of Warkworth Castle, which supplies an evocative image of medieval strength and an excellent area for the 2nd stop.
The large and impressive bailey is enclosed by a ruinous curtain wall, which can be flanked by 13th century square and semi-octagonal towers and a stylish twin-towered gatehouse.
Norman in beginning, the castle was taken over because of the Percy family members (of Alnwick Castle) in 1332. Later on that century, Henry Percy, the very first Earl of Northumberland, allowed the castle to-be the home of his eldest boy, Harry Hotspur.
Lindisfarne CastleGo through the picture to see
Perched atop a rocky crag upon Holy Island and obtainable over a causeway at low tide only, Lindisfarne Castle presents a thrilling and alluring site the third end on our tour. The island played a significant component within the growth of Christianity in England. In 635 AD, the Irish evangelist, St Aidan, founded a monastic community that became the most crucial centers of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. Viking raids finally pushed the monks to abandon the island in 875 advertisement, however in 1082 St Cuthbert rebuilt the Priory, the stays which can still be seen.
Bamburgh CastleGo through the image to see
Our fourth and last stop from the tour takes us as to what is just about the best castle in England, Bamburgh Castle. The Castle is perched on a basalt outcrop in the really side of the North Sea at Bamburgh, Northumberland.