We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bamburgh Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1668 214515
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The King of Castles, a fortification has dominated this site since...

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 ou.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,233 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1298
  • 642
    Very good
  • 165
  • 55
  • 21
Great British Castle

We were very impressed by the castle as a whole. It's a good example of an authentic castle with loads of history that is still in excellent condition. The staterooms were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Bolton, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

2,233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,181: English reviews
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were very impressed by the castle as a whole. It's a good example of an authentic castle with loads of history that is still in excellent condition. The staterooms were interesting to walk around to see some of the artifacts from its history and the people who lived there. The staff were friendly and helpful, in particular Helen who... More 

Thank JanPP
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really glad we went here, wasn't crowded so plenty of opportunity to see the exhibits and lovely sea views from the castle walls.

Thank Alison N
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly fantastic castle. Full of character. The rooms are so well furnished. When visiting the state rooms, you can't help but be amazed. I suggest you use the audio tour. It really brings things to life.

Thank Paul D
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this iconic castle. Very interesting and beautifully presented. Exhibits not behind screens but easily seen. The views from the ramparts are simply stunning and then you can walk into the village for a well deserved lunch from a number of excellent places.

Thank Hazel W
Ashton in Makerfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entitled the "King of Castles" and it truly is! Resplendent in the unexpectedly warm Winter sunshine, the castle opened up to welcome us. At £21.50 for two, not the cheapest of attractions, but well worth the money. The state rooms present a vision of how life must have been to live in the castle. Very atmospheric. Perfect for the whole... More 

Thank SteveOB18
Melton Mowbray, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The spectacular location of this castle right by the sea begins to say it all. Very imposing castle with a long history stretching back almost 900 years, but greatly modernised in the Victorian era when rescued by a local businessman. Visited on a very cold, wet and windy day, but within the building it was pleasantly warm. Several areas attractive... More 

Thank Mabel H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area you MUST visit this site. It is quite a spectacular view from the approach roads to Bamburgh village itself and from the beach. The castle was not open to the public as we visited out of season (Feb) but it was still worth a visit. We walked around the castle boundary then took the... More 

Thank 0312tracy
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

that is guides who love the castle and its history - English history in a nutshell - the philanthropy of the owners and the fighting with their neighbour Scotland is all there in the great room. Views take your breath away - along with the bright sky and hardy wind! A must visit for this coast

Thank dianehilton38
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Northumberland is such a dog friendly place yet such a popular attraction doesn't allow dogs???? Can understand why they wouldn't be allowed inside the castle but not around the outside. Such a shame as most people I know that visit Northumberland take their dog but some attractions are not accomodating.

Thank rossjoe
Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This imposing castle is a must do visit. Very informative visit full of interesting historical information. Staff very informative and offer information on hand. The views are amazing. We will definitely be returning to stay in the holiday rental in this enviable position with the most amazing views.

Thank jsiddique1066

Travellers who viewed Bamburgh Castle also viewed

Alnwick, Northumberland
Holy Island, Northumberland
Rothbury, Northumberland National Park
Bamburgh, Northumberland

Been to Bamburgh Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bamburgh Castle and other visitors
16 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Midlothian, United Kingdom
4 months ago
10 months ago

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Bamburgh Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?