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Bamburgh Castle

Address: Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1668 214515
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Bamburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The King of Castles, a fortification has dominated this site since Anglo-Saxon times when it was...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Group of us got there and ended up leaving as member of staff was very cold and blunt when we enquired about entrance fees and if there could be any discount so we ended up going somewhere else instead and we were all very dissappointed as we had drove around 175 miles to get to Bamburghthe castle. It states online... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visited with friends and we were really impressed with the care and condition of the castle and the aviation museum. The staff were friendly helpful and informative. The tea rooms were clean and pleasant and the food tasty and value for money.. Well worth a visit.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback thanks very much, I will pass on your kind words to the staff and cafeteria. Cheers Chris More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited Bamburgh castle on 31st December 2014,and what a great way to end the year! The setting is spectacular,with amazing views of the sea, Lindisfarne Island,and the broad sweeping beach.inside the castle was wonderful,the staterooms are a must see.Filled with artefacts from all over the world,I was especially impressed with the vaulted roof in the great hall,300tons of teak.How... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review and I will pass on your kind words to the staff and the cafeteria. Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Despite being a cold sunny day, Bamburgh castle was fantastic. Grounds extensive and well maintained. Views across sea and landscape breathtaking. Information on various parts of the castle and Norman Keep. Limited staff however sufficient for time of year. Staff helpful and knowledgeable. An excellent day out for all the family. Visited the inside of the castle. Range of exhibits... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the views and the staff were helpful, not too much touching I hope! Cheers Chris More 

Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This iconic Northumberland castle is less visited than Alnwick but is equally interesting with the advantage of the amazing beach. There is also a very interesting museum of aircraft and this combined with the trip of the castle makes for a great day out. The castle is open all year round and is one of the few attractions open at... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the visit and yes we can be a full day out. Cheers Chris More 

Ilkley
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Have wanted to visit Bamburgh Castle for awhile but what a disappointment, Luckily when we visited we had a two for the price of one voucher because if we had paid full price we would have felt cheated. The views are fantastic but you only get to see a small part of the castle, and we considered it to be... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Always sad to hear feedback like this, but we know we can't please all the people all the time. There are fourteen rooms open for viewing with over 3000 items, plus a separate museum, plus grounds and battlements. All for under £10, but if it's not your thing then I can see why you may feel cheated. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited here in October with my 9yr old daughter and 10 month old baby. We didn't park at the bottom of the hill, but drove up the drive to the car park next to the castle. It's quite a large car park and was a reasonable cost to park there. The attendant was very friendly, just said to park... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for a very comprehensive review providing others with great idea of what we do, so glad you all enjoyed the tile painting, always promoted for children of all ages. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Lovely castle with breathtaking scenery. We had a brilliant time and my daughter was able to use what she learnt for a school project!

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and pleased your daughter was able to make use of the experience. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is a lovely trip out with the family, great photo opportunities and a interesting place to explore i recommend!

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thanks very much we love 'em short and sweet. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This was suggested to me by a person at Car rental at Southshields. This place is a very scenic tourist location with lovely beach on one side and green pastures on other. If am heading there , I will plan two days stay there.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the great promotion. Cheers Chris More 

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