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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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This is a castle that you can see from miles away. A really imposing structure. It is worth a trip to see it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a castle that you can see from miles away. A really imposing structure. It is worth a trip to see it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Bamburgh Castle is well worth a visit, simply just because of it's history, the castle itself but also because of the tremendous views! It is sitting on a hill surrounded by beautiful nature and the sea on one side. It's beach is huge and great for a day out. We drove from Edinburgh and got there in approx. 2 hours... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

With its redish color stone this is one of the finest English castel I've visited. It rises from the ground and towers above you.once inside you are transported back in time, the state room is stunning. And the views from the top are truly magnificent. Only when you look.down you realise how high you are. You can only wonder at... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had a really good time in Northumberland and visited Bamburgh Castle very Interesting well worth a visit

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to see once you are inside. Really not worth the £25 family entrance fee. No price list visible anywhere. Once in the only part of interest is the museum dedicated to the first Lord Armstong. No reference to the beginnings of the castle.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Everyone is of course entitled to their opinion about what 'worth' is and if it is or isn't worth it, so if you felt that the £25 wasn't worth it then that's a shame. However I would like to make a couple of points, firstly pleased to read you enjoyed the Armstrong and Aviation Artifacts Museum. Elsewhere in the castle... More 

England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was such a nice day out. I was staying in a nearby cottage in Bamburgh and as I topped the hill in my car the majestic castle came into view and was irresistible - I had to go!! It is situated right next to the beach and is very interesting. It adds to the picturesque landscape and is worth... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much, pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

what a beautiful castle and the surroundings are fantastic, the castle is clean and well set out, the staff are very informative when advising about its history and the people who once lived there the views from the castle are astounding, it is set on a hill so be warned even parking on the top car park it can stretch... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you. Cheers Chris More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This castle is excellent it is stunning to look at and you get a magnificent view of the castle & village from the top of the village hill. our galloways coach driver dropped us right outside the entrance to save us walking up the castle hill,( other coaches parked down on the road car park). ther are plenty of rooms... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

Driffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Bamburgh Castle is located in an area of outstanding beauty.The Castle itself is well presented ,clean and staff very helpful.Interesting details about its history and people who have lived there.Worth a visit if you are in the area

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Lovely feedback, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located on a rocky outcrop over looking the beach and the north sea, this castle is a fantastic reminder of our heritage, untouched and unspoilt, you can explore the insides (a lot of it being apartments now) or just gaze at it from the beach!

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Cheers Chrus More 

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