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Address: Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1668 214515
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Description: 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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After visiting bamburgh castle many times over the years, it has been just as fascinating each time, especially our last visit when a young man named james informed us about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

After visiting bamburgh castle many times over the years, it has been just as fascinating each time, especially our last visit when a young man named james informed us about the castle, it's family and it's history, making our visit even more worth while. A must see if visiting bamburgh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Visited at the weekend. Amazing example of a fine Castle, great museum shop, art gallery and tea room. Also stunning views.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

this castle is well worth a visit for all ages....very well kept and a reasonable entrance fee....audio tour very good as well

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Pompei, Campania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place!! Very interesting history on the castle and owners the Armstrongs. Beautiful breathtaking views surrounding the castle and well worth visiting. Staff very informative and lovely cafe.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Like other visitors I also thought that £10.50 was a lot to look around a castle but let me tell you it was worth every penny. It is a great place to see. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and no question is to much to ask. Throughly enjoyed our visit here. Could of stayed much longer if we hadn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

As a member of Historic Scotland and The National Trust for Scotland, it usually grates a bit when having to pay to see around a castle but not this one. Its pretty big by castle standards with a lot to see. The rooms are stunning and the roof of the great hall is amazing; 800 tons of carved teak. Wow!... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visited here during a recent stay in the area. Lovely castle and contents and very knowledgeable guides in the rooms. The views from the castle grounds are stunning and the village of Bamburgh is also worth a visit. TIP - use the village car park (free) and walk up to the castle if you can, there is a charge for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

At £10.50 entrance fee my first thought was that this was too expensive to just walk around a castle, but after leaving full of knowledge of the towns history my opinion instantly changed. As me and my 3 friends were walking around the estate rooms, we were inteoduced to a very knowledgable young man, who I believe was called James,... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Bamburgh Castle is very striking, very recognisable and very photographable from the outside with it's magnificent setting on the Northumberland coast but this is the first time we have actually been inside it, and it was worth it. The ramparts give a great view out to the Farne Islands and there is a small art exhibition in the Victorian stable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We did not go into the Castle this time but its position next to one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK and a gorgeous little village is just stunning. Love it, will be back.

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Additional Information about Bamburgh Castle

Address: Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1668 214515
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Bamburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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