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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
+44(0)1668 214515
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Bamburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Truly amazing. Very unique and full of its own character. Loved it. Could have spent much longer here, plenty of seriously interesting objects to admire, think about, puzzle over and discuss. Just great. Also the tea room is worth a mention - I had the most exquisite cream tea which came with a choice of sandwich - I had the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Castle and grounds are very well looked after, all is kept in a way that others should take note. Lots to see in the castle and good views outside too, probably the best castle I have had the pleasure to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

My advice if you are visiting the area is spend half a day or more having a good look round the very expansive collection of buildings inside the curtain wall. It will take you far longer than you think. The staff guides are very knowledgeable too for additional information. Highly recommended

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We went on a family day out to the castle. It is a very impressive looking building upon approach but is even better when you get inside. There is fantastic views from the battlements across the beach to the sea and Farne Islands and from the opposite side, views into the town itself. We spent several hours just walking around... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Bamburgh Castle is definitely worth the small price and several hours. The view of the beach, sea, and neighboring Holy Island is beautiful. You have the chance to explore the keep, grounds, stables, tea room, museum, and a small archeological site. The displays in the main part of the keep have artifacts from all the various time periods of the... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

What excellent feedback, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Even when you first sight this magnificent castle you know you are going to be in for a treat,we were not disappointed.It is quite breathtaking looking up at the castle.We spent four hours looking around both outside on the ramparts where the views are awesome and the inside which you could spend a whole day taking in the history of... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the excellent feedbac. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit and felt the guides were friendly and helped you enjoy your visit. Cheers Chris More

Bicester, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a fantastic view from the castle, looking down a coastline of white sand, and blue sky, you could be in the bahamas!! The castle is fantastic, walking along the ramparts gives you a great feel for the place. One of the best castles I have been to.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed it, Cheers Chris More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wow sums it all up really, a magnificent castle upon a hill in the quaint village of bamburgh, this castle is a real joy to look round.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Brilliant, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More

Harrogate
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The castle is by a fantastic coastline for walking and there are some great places to eat in Bamburgh. Combine this with a great museum, walks along the ramparts and superb rooms full of really interesting armoury, paintings, furniture and stories about the family and its history make for a great day out.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Excellent feedback, thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit to the castle. Cheers Chris More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The setting is what makes this castle so impressive. The building itself is a lot less interesting. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank you for your feedback. Cheers Chris More

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