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Bamburgh Castle

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Address: Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
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+44 1668 214515
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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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.

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Best shore view!

The view from here across the Northumberland coast is difficult to beat. Worth the visit for that alone. The castle is good, not as old as I had expected, most of it is from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Uttoxeter
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Two people, Monday night, passing through and hungry. January and Mondays can be a cursed combination with many places having a night off or closed until the season picks up. The welcome at Bamburgh Castle pub was genuine and they were happy to serve us with about a dozen other diners. Food was well prepared and good sized portions.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view from here across the Northumberland coast is difficult to beat. Worth the visit for that alone. The castle is good, not as old as I had expected, most of it is from the 19th century rebuild, though the site has had something on it all through the centuries. Its a most impressive site, set against the skyline.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nearly fell over at the admission desk with the entrance fee, but decided to go for it. Worth every penny, place is absolutely fantastic and well worth your time walking round as it's steeped in history. Keep up the good work.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a very wet and windy day we visited Bamburgh and had a great time. Brilliant views of the castle as always and climbed to the entrance. Did not go in as the entrance fee is very expensive but the castle is well worth going to for a morning or afternoon.

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Thank JohnStuartSwan
Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being surprised by my boyfriend, he took me out to Bamburgh castle for the day. It was such a beautiful castle and what a sight to be seen. It really does have the wow factor from all angles. The staff are all extremely friendly and will explain each room, each piece of art, decor or even the medals in... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It wasn't my cup of tea but at the end of the day it is a taste of local culture I guess . But given the choice I would not return to it but I would not recommend it to people who are not fans of history or don't think much of the past , I think historians would love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from Seahouses to the castle and back-the castle we thought would be a ruin-but inside had so many rooms that were so interesting. Part lived in til recently. Would need 2 hours minimum to view properly. Good for children too with suits of armour,weapons of all sorts, kitchens and all sorts of living areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An iconic castle perched majestically atop a rocky outcrop commanding magnificent views in every direction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a dramatic setting and plenty to see when you are inside the walls. Maybe not as many historical artefacts on show as some castles, and the number of rooms you can visit is relatively limited, but the other quirky parts make up for that. Standing on the walls looking at Holy Island and the Farne Islands is fantastic. A... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic castle in such a tremendous setting,perched on the highest point overlooking the coast. Views are breathtaking for all angles. Was a little disappointed on the day of my visit as quite a few historical treasures had been removed in preparation for the upcoming renovation. Perhaps the entrance fee could have been reduced slightly to reflect this. One really... More 

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