Bamburgh Research Project and Time Team are announcing the discovery of an Anglo-Saxon hall on top of Bamburgh Rock within the grounds of the current castle. The video below has the most details of what was found actually last summer.
The Bamburgh Research Project team and Time Team has also reconstructed a stone chair based on fragments found at the site. They believe the chair dates to about 800 AD. Check out their blog post detailing the chair’s design and construction. A more recent news article on the chair with a better picture can be found here. When finished, it appears that the chair will be available on the grounds of Bamburgh Castle for people to try out (and not doubt get their picture taken in).
This You-Tube video is of a 40-minute lecture given by Graeme Young of the Bamburgh Research Project on the finds up to 2010 at Bamburgh. It seems that Bamburgh was virtually continuously occupied since neolithic times. With a little luck it looks like they will get a continuous sequence of artifacts from neolithic through Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Norman and later times. So much for the idea that modern castles destroy the site for later archaeology.