A chance to be your own king of the castle

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle

People are getting the chance to live like a king or queen in historic Bamburgh Castle.

Previously home to the kings of Northumbria, the castle’s Library House is available for rent.

Located next to the Clock Tower to the north west of the castle grounds, the two-bedroom house has its own doorway.

As well as generous living space and a double bedroom on the ground floor, stairs lead up to a master bedroom which has awe-inspiring views over to the Farne Islands.

Bamburgh Castle has belonged to the Armstrong family since the 19th century and is open to the public throughout the year.

It has been used as a film and television location, featuring in films such as Ivanhoe (1982), El Cid (1961), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Elizabeth (1998) and both the 1971 and 2015 adaptations of Macbeth.

The Library House is offered through Savills at a rent of £625 per calendar month.

Annabel Williamson, from Savills’ Wooler office, said: “Bamburgh Castle is a very special place and you can feel the sense of history as soon as you set foot in its grounds. It has been home to the Armstrong family since 1845. They take their role as custodians of this iconic building very seriously and it has been carefully maintainted over hundreds of years.”

For more information on the Library House, contact Annabel on 01668 280807 or email awilliamson@savills.com