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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
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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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Real nice castle with a great collection in it. You can spent a lot of time here. Nice view over the sea.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Cheers Chris More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a two for one voucher, which is why we decided to go as it can be expensive at £10.00 per person. The castle itself is very impressive and well maintained. It didn't take long to walk round, however it's a easy walk to the beach from the car park.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for this, we are cheaper than other castles in the area, I am surprised you got round in an hour we always say one and a half, I wonder if you missed some of the areas. I will pass on your comments to the grounds staff. Cheers Chris More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We came all the way from London, only to be turned away at the gate at 4.02pm (last entrance 4pm), although we had been admitted to the car park a moment before. No apology from the staff, rather we clearly felt we were disturbing them! They actually preferred to return the two quid we paid for their car park than... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for leaving your feedback it is a shame that you arrived later in the day but I am afraid that we do have to draw a line somewhere. The member of staff who spoke to you had already spoken to me before you left this feedback and said that she had apologised to a late visitor and given... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Castle was very impressive from road view. Thought it was over priced. Outside the views over the beach and surrounding area were stunning. Inside there were no interactive activities for the children. I had my heart in my mouth most of the time as there were so many 'do not touch' signs and having a very inquisitive 5 and 6... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you didn't feel we were child friendly. We do have a child activity pack and rubbings pack available, plus there are games to play both in inside and out in the grounds. In addition this weekend there was an Anglo-Saxon re-enactment in the castle usually a great hit with kids. There... More

Luddendenfoot
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We spent much longer than we anticipated exploring the castle & grounds. Set in a stunning landscape, with the sea and the Farne Islands as a backdrop; everything was perfect - even the weather decided to play its part in the visit.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much, really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Cheers Chris More

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely castle, set near the North Sea. If you are on the green from below the castle you will be amazed as to how big the castle actually is. The interior is spectacular with all the history of the rooms. The staff members on hand throughout the castle are very helpful and are very approachable to answer... More

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Sheffield
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112 reviews 112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Spent several hours wandering around this excellent well maintained castle. i found the engineering museum fascinating and my wife, who does not normally like old things (apart from me) really enjoyed the walk round the rooms. The most impressive aspect for me, however, was the enthusiastic staff who clearly loved their jobs and were full of fascinating facts.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We will pass this onto our members of staff. Thanks again, Cheers Chris More

York, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The first glimpse of Bamburgh is breathtaking. Have been several times now and always enjoy it. Such an interesting history. The views from the castle and grounds are stunning. There's also an art exhibition in the grounds, with works on sale, which is worth a look. A short walk down from the castle through the dunes leads to a wonderful... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Lovely review, thank you very much,. Cheers Chris More

Suffolk, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This castle is just perfect - the interior sends you back in time. If you are ever in this area it is a must!

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much, lovely feedback. Cheers Chris More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Went here whilst on holiday in the village, we have a dog so whole family could not go (eternal holiday problem) so ended up going on my own as family thought it would be boring- I feared it might be but needed to get out of house on a non sunny day! Spent 1.5 hours looking around grounds, taking in... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great review, thank you very much. Pleased you thought it was worth the admission price and that you enjoyed your visit. Cheers Chris More

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