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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. The cafeteria serves great, fresh food and then a wander around the battlements completes a great day out.
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Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
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"well worth a visit"
in 256 reviews
"armstrong museum"
in 34 reviews
"car park"
in 221 reviews
"state rooms"
in 229 reviews
"stunning location"
in 64 reviews
"armstrong family"
in 58 reviews
"farne islands"
in 161 reviews
"tea room"
in 105 reviews
"art gallery"
in 33 reviews
"fabulous views"
in 35 reviews
"main hall"
in 36 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 74 reviews
"on display"
in 70 reviews
"family ticket"
in 45 reviews
"audio guide"
in 34 reviews
"great history"
in 29 reviews
"northumberland coast"
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Reviewed today

We stumbled on this place when visiting a relative. We were amazed at how big it was. The history is very interesting and lots to see in the rooms that are accessible to the public. The views out to see are incredible. The place has...More

Thank Nessie265
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having never been to this castle before and having heard good things about it I went armed with camera and cake money and wasn’t disappointed! The place is in a dramatic setting and has such a rich history that it’s hard to take it all...More

Thank tourfox2016
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have always wanted to visit this castle but it has never been within easy reach until today. We were not sure what expect. Our visit was for a reasonable length of time and the audio guides were good at bringing out the key features...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided last minute to stop off on the drive down from Edinburgh to the midlands. Tickets were £10.95 per adult. We expected to see ruins but were surprised to discover an immaculately maintained castle full of artefacts and antiques. Very interesting! The staff here...More

Thank TannyFoodie
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bamburgh has been on my bucket list for a while and I half expected a medieval castle stripped of atmosphere but nonetheless impressive. Needless to say on the outside it looked very imposing and on the inside wow! Beautifully restored by the Armstrong family in...More

Thank Kellylouiseburns
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit if you are in Northumberland. We did it on a nice sunny (but chilly) day and the sun really highlights the dramatic effect of the castle site. We walked around slowly and took some time to look at the outside, had...More

Thank mcgabh1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As castles go it was a ‘crenelation’, haha sorry, a ‘revelation’. Decent castle; needs more on the local history e.g. Kingdom of Northumbria etc (yes I have seen Vikings)

Thank DG1996
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone enjoyed the trip around the Castle - although we went on a very sunny day and the beach was calling us! We didn't really do it justice and will be back to take another look. As the main part of the castle is on...More

Thank whitey505050
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few very pleasant hours touring the castle which wasn’t that busy on the day we visited. The weather wasn’t that nice with a sea fret, so we couldn’t observe the iconic views from it - out to sea or along the coast....More

Thank RHB67
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a stunning castle! In brilliant condition, beautifully laid out, loads of separate parts to take a look at, little museum, state rooms, many outdoor and gunnery areas etc. We were so impressed - group of 10 of us down to 6 years old all...More

Thank Bruno M
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jhart62
30 March 2018|
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle | Property representative |
Hi. We do allow picnics in the castle grounds and we have a couple of picnic benches in the grounds (in the West Ward, near the Aviation museum) and obviously there is very easy access tot the beach. We do have a cafe but... More
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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
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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
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