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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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We spent a week in Northumberland and had amazing weather. We are members of English Heritage and National Trust. We got a discount because of this and would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

After visiting Cragside, the other Armstrong residence in Northumberland, we had great hopes of Bamburgh. The site overlooking a fabulous sandy beach and the sea was stunning and the architecture of the castle very impressive. However, the contents were like a dated municipal museum with small cards containing minimal information about exhibits and little attempt to contextualise. The best part... More 

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Fleet, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We spent a week in Northumberland and had amazing weather. We are members of English Heritage and National Trust. We got a discount because of this and would definitely recommend a visit. Our party included three adults over 18, ons of which was our 22 year old daughter. Our youngest son aged 16 also accompanied us. There was plenty to... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit for the views of the surrounding area and the artefacts inside. I thought the admission was quite expensive (£21 for one adult and one concession). The RAF artefacts were more interesting than the house I would say. I would have liked more information on the history of the castle. Nevertheless very pretty.

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A great value day out for the family and a fascinating experience. The staff here were superb and very knowledgeable. There is a room next to the shop with games to play and the state rooms were fantastic. A really gloomy day turned into one of the most memorable days of the holiday for the family, car parking was reasonable... More 

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Northland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visiting this castle on a wild stretch of coast. It felt like a genuine castle and didn't have 'Disney like' additions which make it all feel fake. Having a disabled person with us, enabled us to drive right up to the entrance of the castle and park up there.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Was expensive to enter, £21 for us both. We had finished walking around house and grounds in an hour but we received no information to tell us about the house. In fact at one point we nearly bumped into a resident who was escorting a guest out and we did feel like interlopers in someone's house. Had potential but without... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Stunning castle,well worth a visit,history on offer.free car park near by.great views.best castle in Northumberland.much better than Alnwick,unless Harry Potter fan!

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East Kilbride
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. Easy to park for £2 all day. There is a free carpark at the bottom of the hill also. Well laid out and spectacular views. Lots of rooms inside to get an idea of the history. The Aviation Museum was really interesting. We didn't venture into the tea room as it was very busy and reminded... More 

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doncaster england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a really beautiful castle, with a interesting history. We visited on a wet day, but on a nice day you could go for lovely walks near by.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

Dunbar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you like history you will love a visit to this castle. Easy to get to and cheap to park. My partner and myself really enjoyed our visit and would go back again.Its a must visit really !

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Lovely feedback, thank you. Cheers Chris More 

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Additional Information about Bamburgh Castle

Address: Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1668 214515
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Bamburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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