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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 ou.
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Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
+44 1668 214515
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter got married here recently and I really don't think there could have been a more magical setting. The castle is steeped in history and has lots of information around and tour guides to give advice. The views can only be described as spectacular;...More

Thank JoannesTrip
Reviewed yesterday

Bamburgh Castle is an impressive fortress high up on a cliff beside the sea. As the sign in the entrance says, it is the King of Castles. I thoroughly enjoyed looking around the outside and the state rooms inside, including the hall (much of the...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The castle is fantastic inside and out! Beautiful views..This was a works day out as a carer with a group of Autistic Adults. The staff were very accomodating from the helpful parking attendant to the staff within the castle. Some fantastic Art and furniture and...More

Thank Marie I
Reviewed 2 days ago

First glimpse of this magnificent castle will take your breathe away! Must look even more awesome at night when floodlit. We parked along the castle wall for £2 which was a bargain, charming.gentleman directed us. Beautiful castle, well cared for, well loved and it shows....More

Thank nananoona
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arriving at opening time we were given a friendly greeting at the car park entrance before the short queue for tickets. There is a lot to see in this castle. The state rooms are excellent - there are many rooms to explore (unlike Alnwick nearby)...More

Thank Nvrsheffield
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed our morning visiting bamburgh and the castle. The castle is very interesting, especially as it is not a ruin so you can walk around the rooms and see what it would have been like to live there. The village has a couple of...More

Thank bac2thesun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bamburgh Castle stands on top of the hill overlooking the village & beach. We parked in car park opposite which is free, if you park at the top it's £2 all day. We visited with our HHA cards, entrance otherwise is just over £10. I...More

Thank Yorkshiregirl29
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Castle stands on the top of the hill over looking the beach and across to Lindisfarne. Little of the original castle remains but sucessive generations have added their own contributions. Its still a family home so the accumulation of furniture, paintings, clocks, photographs and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

We managed to arrive early and were able to park in the road. We stared up at the castle in wonderment, then began the reasonably easy climb around and up into the castle's fortified battlements and green. The castle building itself was just how I'd...More

Thank Lynda F
Reviewed 4 days ago

You could spend all day here if you are determined! There is much to see, read and do. The interior is beautifully kept and the tour clearly directed with pointers and explanations everywhere. I also noted the extensive use of good quality, bright, LED lighting...More

Thank Michael B
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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