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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
+44 1668 214515
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The King of Castles, a fortification has dominated this site since Anglo-Saxon times when it was the capital of the kingdom of Northumbria. The current structure with Keep, curtain walls, towers and ramparts dates from the 1500's to the Victorian restructuring of Lord Armstrong. There are fourteen rooms open to the public including the spectacular Kings Hall, with over 3000 items of artwork, furniture, china and porcelain. The separate Armstrong and Aviation Artifacts museum gives visitors a glimpse into the creativity and industrial genius of Lord Armstrong. With a look at the aviation legacy created by his company after his death.Cafeteria with great, fresh food and wander around the battlements complete a great day out.
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Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
+44 1668 214515
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to see and do here. State rooms and history, ancient and more modern. A few activities; games room but the archery at 2.50 for 6 arrows was great. The supervisor of the archery was great and really friendly and patient. Cafe was good, if...More

Thank David000081
Reviewed yesterday

The castle is amazing the cost was £10.85 per person.the staff were very knowledgeable when we asked about the history and family.Plenty of things to see and for children to play with in certain rooms,you could take photos also.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed yesterday

Which ever way you arrive at Bamburgh Castle. You are in for a surprise from the off. You drive down country roads, then all of a sudden there it is, perched high up above the town, ready to defend the coastline. I recommend a walk...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful castle inside and out! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, especially (being an Engineer) the museum dedicated to the Armstrong-Whitworth exhibits! The views, the exhibits, the grounds, the cafe and gift shop and even the dungeon! Well worth a visit, and St Aiden's beach 5...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The history of this Castle is unique, it goes back much further than I thought. Absolutely fabulous to visit for a great day out. Do the State Rooms, then take in the Café for a welcome break. The Museum a must, amazing what Lord Armstrong...More

Thank IanR007
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good day out at the castle.Informative guides available in all rooms.Paper hand book guide for£1.00 and audio guide £2.00.The aviation museum is well worth a visit.Wonderful views over the sea to the Farne Islands,were Grace Darling and her Father William rescued survivors from the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Huge castle that dominates the skyline from the village and the beach. Didn't go in so this is only based on the view from outside which is spectacular. Worth while walking to the beach which can be reached just to the left of the castle...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this venue ( English Heritage ) but did not pay to park at the castle - free parking at base of the hill! A must for any visitor to Northumberland - the views around including the Farne Islands were spectacular. The castle itself contains...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dogs not allowed anywhere. Don't be put off. This is probably one of the most iconic Castles. Looming high above the sand dunes and beach, Bamburgh Castle is indeed an awe-inspiring sight. A majestic foreboding Castle. The inside is an absolute MUST SEE. There is...More

Thank hvine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily the most impressive site for a huge castle I have ever seen, not badly priced and on a clear but windy day it is made more special, visit this castle at all costs

Thank BigDCC
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Alivia T
30 May 2017|
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Response from Stick1985 | Reviewed this property |
Opens at 10am, with state rooms opening at 11am. There are no gardens as such although the grounds and scenic views are beautiful if the catch the weather right. I hope you really enjoy your visit
Phyllis C
1 May 2017|
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle | Property representative |
Hi Phyliis, When you arrive at the car park let the attendant know you have the scooter and he will let drive your car up and park inside the castle walls to help save its battery. You can then get into the first five rooms... More
William H
7 March 2017|
Response from shanth03 | Reviewed this property |
No just guide dogs 🐶 I think William