082. ‘GUARDING THE COASTLINE’. Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK
Situated on the northeast coast of England, by the village of Bamburgh, the site was originally a fort in Celtic times. The fort was destroyed by the Vikings in 993 and the Normans later built a castle on the site. Restoration work was carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries. The castle was later bought by the Victorian industrialist, William Armstrong and still belongs in the Armstrong family. Nearby are the breeding colonies of Arctic and common terns on inner Farne Island and of puffins, shags and razorbills on Staple Island.