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Bamburgh Castle – the Dark Ages and the Anglo Saxons

In this blog, we’ll be talking about the Dark Ages – or, as they should be known, the early Middle Ages. Misinformation about the Dark Ages The Dark Ages were...

Bamburgh Castle – Palace, castle and stately home

Bamburgh Castle, on the North East coast of England, has an amazing history dating right back to the stone age and up to the modern day. This new blog series...

Newcastle’s Castle – The Heron Pit

Beside the Black Gate of Newcastle’s Castle is the site of a particularly nasty ruin with a chequered history. Today we’re looking at the Heron Pit – one of the...

Newcastle’s Castle – The Black Gate

Newcastle Castle’s Black Gate is the entrance to the Castle. Unlike the Black Gate from the Lord of the Rings, the gate is not named after all the dark and...

Newcastle’s Castle – Castle Garth

In this blog we explore some of the settlement outside of the Castle keep. The Castle Garth – the area around the Castle Keep. There were two main gates to...

Newcastle’s Castle – The Great Hall

The first thing to say about The Great Hall is that the name is a Victorian name. It wouldn’t have been called the Great Hall during the Middle Ages. That...

Newcastle’s Castle – The well room

In this blog we’ll talk about the construction of Newcastle’s Castle as well as my favourite part of the building – the Well Room. The construction of a castle isn’t...
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