Bamburgh Castle


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. The great fortification of Bamburgh Castle sits on an outcrop of volcanic dolerite. Known locally as whinstone for the sound it makes when hit by a stonemason’s hammer, it provides a natural throne upon which the castle sits forty-five metres above sea level.

The formidable stone walls of the castle have witnessed dark tales of royal rebellion, bloody battles, spellbinding legends, and millionaire benefactors over the years. For 2016, it was decided that an overhaul of the external lighting was required. All of the discharge lighting (metal halide and high-pressure sodium) which had been installed for many years was ripped out, and replaced with a range of our energy efficient, architectural LED floodlights.