Bamborough Castle in Films and other lovely locations

 

I came across this lovely picture on a Railway Nostalgia Calendar which came earlier this year – a spectacular view of a spectacular castle.

 

Vintage Rail

 

Bamborough Castle  has been used in film locations over the years – and the whole area too – with the Television Drama Series ‘Vera’ being the setting for all the stories. Probably done a lot of good for tourism – in the much same way as ‘Heartbeat’ did for Whitby and the surrounding area.

Not too far away is Alnwick Castle – probably used more in films – and I can go back to the 1954 adventure film ‘Prince Valiant’ which included shots of that castle – although the vast majority of the film was made in Hollywood and the main characters would not come to England for filming

 

Prince Valiant was a super adventure film in Cinemascope and Colourand it certainly looked good. I remember seeing it on that enormouse wide screen and it was indeed very impressive.

P.S. Waverley

 

This iconic Paddle Steamer P.S. Waverley. In truth I could not find a link for PS Waverley to the film world but I liked the picture above so much I could not resist putting in this article

Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott 2

 

 

I had also looked at the Steamer on Loch Katrine – The Sir Walter Scott. – In The Trossachs area of Scotland – how beautiful that is and I am reminded of the film Rob Roy The Highland Rogue made in that area by Walt Disney – starring Richard Todd.

In fact Rob Roy lived his life in the area.

Rob Roy The Highland Rogue

Rob Roy The Highland Rogue

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