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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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Excellent family day out

Visited during the Easter school holiday with our two children aged 10 & 7 and all had an excellent day. The children completed the activity pack which kept them interested in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Kent, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited during the Easter school holiday with our two children aged 10 & 7 and all had an excellent day. The children completed the activity pack which kept them interested in each room and we found the staff to be friendly and helpful on the way round. We enjoyed tea and cake in the cafe after going round the castle... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very imposing and photogenic castle, especially 'from afar. Regrettably we didn't have time to go inside - just had enough time for a photo stop. From a distance, Bamburgh Castle looks terrific, especially if the light is right (late afternoon is a good time, when it's sunny), and from closer (and lower), more brooding and imposing. Close-by is the... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We visited Bamburgh Castle last week with our children and had a nice time. It was a very windy day and this meant our experience was more limited than we would have liked. We had a buggy with us as our baby is only 5 months, the castle itself does not allow pushchairs/buggies to go round and there are lots... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lovely interesting castle, lots to see and explore. A good way to spend a couple of hours. Sadly it rained during our visit but we still saw everything we wanted and particularly enjoyed the Armstrong engineering museum. Helpful staff willing to share their interest. Reasonably priced compared to other local castles

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited over Easter break with 3yr and 5yr, they found it fascinating, there was one lady that I encountered in the main hall that was very informative about the castles history. The cafe food was lovely and generous portions. We had a lovely morning there dispite the weather.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great review, thank you very much for the feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed the visit. Cheers Chris More 

Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Spent the whole day here with the family and had a great time following the trail round this privately-owned castle with a great family story, museum and place in history. Watching the cloud clear and the beach stretch out in front of us over the course of the day was magnificent.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It was just an amazing place, been near it and past it but never visited, we just don't realise what wonderful heritage we have.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, pleased you enjoyed your time at the castle. Cheers Chris More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to visit Bamburgh for a long time as the images have always made it look very dramatic, and it is! As you approach it, it becomes more and more imposing the closer you get, I'm not sure I would have wanted to be in a position to have to attack it years gone by! I have to admit... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback, pleased you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

After months of wanting to visit we finally had a free day to visit. The journey from Leeds took near on 4 hours as we took the scenic route. Well worth it! The castle just is stunning, it helped that it was a beautiful day. Staff really friendly and knowledgeable, reasonable entry price, cafe lovely.. We has a fantastic 4... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent feedback, really pleased you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris. More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We didn't realise that the castle would shut so early, 5pm at Easter so when we arrived at half 3 it seemed a lot of money to pay £25 for 2 adults and a child for an hour and a half. As a NT member who had visited Lindesfarne the day before where the price was £7 per adult I... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for this I'll take up my right to reply please. Our opening, closing and last entry times are widely advertised right down to the sign on the gatehouse tower everyone walks past. You can't really compare Lindisfarne Castle with Bamburgh Castle, they just don't. I can emphatically state that we do not round people up and lead them... More 

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