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The Keep, Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Price: £2,200 (USD $3,516) per calendar month
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4

The Keep is a two level apartment, available to rent, that is set inside the historic Bamburgh castle and entered through a private door in its courtyard, with impressive views across the castle's defenses to the sea.

Situated on a rocky plateau high above the Northumbrian coastline, Bamburgh Castle has a rich and dramatic history and is the oldest castle in the list. Built in 547 AD, Anglo Saxon kings of Northumbria chose Bamburgh as their royal capital because of its formidable position. It was used by the Normans as an important border garrison to withstand attack from neighboring Scots and rebellious barons.

Photo courtesy: Smiths Gore