Castle view to keep you hooked

AN iconic north Northumberland tourist attraction has been named as one of the nation’s most favourite views, a new poll has revealed.

Bamburgh Castle, along with the county’s stunning coastline, came third in the survey, which was carried out by OscarUK.co.uk – the leading concessions website for over 50s – to discover people’s top winter vistas.

Castle director Chris Calvert said it was ‘brilliant’ and acknowledged just how special the area’s panorama is.

“It is the combination of all the elements that are present. The beautiful beach, the islands dotted round off shore, and the historic architecture. It is like someone took all the best elements and created this ideal scenario,” he said.

The Northumberland setting came above other eye-pleasing views such as Stonehenge at sunset and Chris hopes the recognition will draw attention to the county and help tourism.

Lake Windermere, in Cumbria, topped the poll, while Cornwall’s St Ives Harbour was second. Others on the list were Malvern Hills, Worcestershire; Upper Swaledale, North Yorkshire; Glastonbury Tor; The Seven Sisters Cliffs, East Sussex; Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye; and Hadrian’s Wall.