We were told by our hosts at Fauhope House, Melrose, to see this as well when going to Lindisfarne, about an hour and a half trip from Melrose, and just over the border into England. This was only a few miles south. Bamburgh was the home of King Oswald, who brought Aidan from Iona to Lindisfarne. He was killed in battle in 642. The nearness of the castle would have offered some protection to the monks at Lindisfarne.
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