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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
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, Cultural
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you're in the region, even in a 25mile radius, Bamburgh Castle is a must see for any visitor. A little pricey perhaps but it's very big, rich in history and has a lot of ground and amazing viewpoints over the Northumberland Coastline. A number of doors weren't accessable on my last visit which was a shame, but on others... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love this castle and the great views you get of the Northumberland coast! At £9.95 for an adult i find it best to get in early and really explore the grounds taking some great photos to boot. There is a great little cafe serving excellent cakes and the usual tea and coffees. The inside state rooms don't open until... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Excellent feedback, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We enjoyed a great visit here recently. The castle is really impressive,especially the drive up to it and the view from the village. We went on a cold and windy December morning and enjoyed having the castle practically to ourselves. The armoury and keep are particularly interesting, buy the little guide book as it contains lots of extra information. A... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Great feedback thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We will pass on your compliments to Betty and Sue. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Most of the castles in this area are closed from the end of Oct. until March or April so we were thrilled to find this one. It costs 9 pound per adult and is a very nice day trip. the 14 rooms that are open to the public are lovely. The history of the owners of the castle is fascinating.... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you. We are indeed open at weekend, Nov-Feb as well as some days over Xmas. Really pleased you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of the best castles ever visited, amazing views and castle was so well preserved. Really good value for money.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit and found our admission rate value for money. Cheers Chris More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well maintained castle, good views of the coast, good tea room! Probably the best castle on the Northumberland coast!

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed it, in particular the tea room! Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Northumberland for short break? I had to be dragged kicking and screaming until I go there and found a land of sweeping vistas, remote, romantic and packed with history. Ruined Abbeys, iconic castles and the legacy of the Romans marching across to the horizon protected by Hadrian's Wall. I was converted overnight. Go to The Alnwick Garden, it's expensive but... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you.Pleased you enjoyed Northumberland Cheers Chris More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Recent holiday at Seahouses , visitor attractions in the main closed . Did get to visit this awesome one which commands views from afar . It was a cold dismal day when we called , but the welcome and service by staff certainly warmed you . We spent 3 hours there mixed bunch and all enjoyed ourselves .

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed it and found the staff warm and welcoming. Cheers Chris More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Not to exciting if you have seen one why another, BBC filming on the faggy day when we visited, castle lacked any feel

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

The beauty of the castles in Northumberland is that they are very much different, Alnwick is pure medieval where as Bamburgh is a fantastic mix from the 11th century through to the 20th. The BBC were filming here because the castle has loads of 'feel' so were sorry you couldn't feel it. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We arrived promptly for the opening of the castle at 10am which was a great idea because as we left we could see there was quite a queue for the castle. The views from the outside of the castle are spectacular-the coast, the beach and Holy Island across the water. It was a lovely summer's day and the scenery was... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you for taking the time to right this. Really pleased you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris More 

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