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Our self catering family holiday cottages are located along one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions in the north east, with nearby Bamburgh castle towering 150 ft above the sea. If you're interested in finding out more and possibly making a booking, why not take a look at our website.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Sweet Taste of Success

Bamburgh Castle kitchen is buzzing with the sweet smell of success. Two enterprising ladies have started making Bamburgh Castle Fudge in the Castle kitchens.

It’s not only made in the castle by people who live in the castle but sold in the castle shop too.
The sweet and sugary moreish concoction is made in a section of the castle’s former Victorian scullery in what is thought to be the old buttery by castle residents Rosanne Sprot, 31, and Grazia Calvert, 47.

Rosanne lives in the castle lodge with husband Robert, castle groundsman, and their son, Alex, aged eight. Grazia, the Italian wife of castle director Chris Calvert, lives with him and their sons Wallace, 13, and Otello, 14, in an apartment within the castle.

Rosanne and Grazia have been making the fudge on site for the last month and it proved so popular they sold 15 kilos in the first week.

And while it might not quite make the history books just yet, the sweet treat is already making a name for itself, selling out within a week.

It’s good timing too for the sweet venture as the castle recently announced that it will be opening all year round.

The castle, which draws around 150,000 visitors a year, traditionally closes between November and March, but will now stay open during the winter months following a successful half-term trial.