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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
+44(0)1668 214515
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Ranked #4 of 4 attractions in Bamburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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Dalgety Bay ,Fife.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I visited Bamburgh Castle yesterday.The castle has a stunning setting with views over Bamburgh village on one side and on the other views over the magnificent beach, the North Sea and the Farnese Islands.The view from the castle ramparts over the sea must be one of the best in the world.The castle staff are friendly and helpful.The entrance fee is... More

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Cumbria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a stunning castle, where both the location and the setting take your breath away. The beaches all down the coast in this part of the world are the best that I have seen in our travels. Inside, there is a wealth of artefacts of all kinds, and you need to spend some time taking it all in. I... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A wonderful day out, a beautiful castle steeped in history and stands above the best beach in the world!, good fun for the kids with historical education in mind. would defo go back.

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York, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We were very disappointed not to be able to walk around the grounds with our well behaved dog. I can understand that you might not want dogs inside exhibition rooms, but can't understand why dogs on leads would be a problem in the grounds. Northumberland, generally, was very dog friendly. I think you will lose potential customers with this policy.... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Full of history and intact with a wonderous view out to sea and along the beach. Located high on the cliff and commands the area. A truely beautiful Castle and well worth a visit.

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North LIncs
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16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This place was on our 'to do list', & we are so glad it was. Very, very well worth the effort. Car parking is no problem at all, there is loads of it for a small fee. Valid Blue Badge holders are allowed inside the walls & up near the main entrance (space permitting), once it has been confirmed by... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Spectacular architecture and views, however I expected more out of the exhibits, plus staff were not particularly helpful.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry you felt the guides weren't the most helpful and approachable. I will pass this on. Cheers Chris More

Wymondham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful visit today. The wind blew & the sun shone as we walked around the battlements which added to the sense of majesty. The views are not to be missed and we were not alone in marvelling at them. There is a lot for children to do & the aviation museum was highly illuminating. The archaeological dig... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

HI, Really pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you felt there was plenty for the kids to do - we try our best. Cheers Chris More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic Castle with so much to do and absolutely breath-taking views from the inside. This is a must view attraction if you are in the area, or well worth the journey if you are not. I cannot do the place justice you have to see it to believe how well looked after it is and the ceilings in... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Lovely feedback, thank you. We will pass this on to Carol. Cheers Chris More

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Bamburgh Castle is worthy of 5 stars just because of the view you get as you approach it on the road from the A1. However, once in the castle it is just as impressive. Although much of the castle is not strictly mediaeval, it is still very impressive and well worth visiting. Inside the grounds there are plenty of areas... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Your correct, the council car park is free however we feel £2 for parking all day right next to the castle and beach is well worth it for most people. Cheers Chris More

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