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Bam­burgh Cas­tle's Neville Tower

Lo­cated in Northum­ber­land Bam­burgh Cas­tle boasts one of the most stun­ning lo­ca­tions in Bri­tain and it is a rare priv­i­lege to stay in this iconic cas­tle. The new self-cater­ing apart­ment in the Neville Tower gives guests spa­cious ac­com­mo­da­tion over three floors with far-reach­ing views to the north and south over Bam­burgh Beach, the Farne Is­lands and Holy Is­land. It's a smart, con­tem­po­rary hol­i­day apart­ment with airy dou­ble bed­rooms for four. You sleep here in the cra­dle of Bri­tish his­tory. The cas­tle was a royal strong­hold from the 400s, long be­fore the Nor­mans built a stone cas­tle here. A sur­vivor of re­peated sieges, Bam­burgh fi­nally fell vic­tim to new tech­nol­ogy - the first cas­tle to suc­cumb to ar­tillery when, in 1464, Richard, Earl of War­wick re­took the fortress for the York­ists in the Wars of the Roses af­ter a 9-month siege. The apart­ment is named the Neville Tower in memory of this event and its vic­tor, War­wick the King­maker.

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