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Bamburgh Castle

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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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Fantastic castle with brilliant views of Farne Islands near by. Well worth a visit.

Brilliant castle with fantastic sea views. Lots to see in the castle & surrounding buildings. Well informed guides who add bits of info as you go around. Visit included our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Brilliant castle with fantastic sea views. Lots to see in the castle & surrounding buildings. Well informed guides who add bits of info as you go around. Visit included our disabled daughter so we were able to park right outside the main door & get one of us in as per carer. Lots of areas would be inaccessable as you... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is what our guide described as "proper looking" castle -- this is a very accurate the description. The exterior has been very well maintained and looks like a "castle". The views are stunning, as you overlook the small town in one direction and the water and beach in the other. The interior is worth seeing, but the decor isn't... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We came here as a family in May. We were thankful for the car park at the top of the hill, which also gives you access through the dunes to the beautiful beach here...with amazing views of the castle. The castle I was a bit disappointed with, it looks and is really impressive but it's mostly outside areas apart from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not being castle visiting types we hummed and aahed about paying the entrance fee. The anticipation of the beach views won us over and we were so glad we went. We really enjoyed the several hours spent inside, the grounds were lovely with a visit to the museum being worthwhile. The tour of the house was interesting although there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bamburgh. Stunning location and we came on a lovely sunny day so the views were a bonus. Definitely go if you are in the area.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I love a good castle and this one is great. The location is stunning, the castle is beautiful and dominates the sky line, from within it you get great coastal views to the Farne Islands one way and to Holy Island in the other. I thought it was good value to get in £10.50 plus £2 to park. However, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

£2 to park in grounds and £10.50 per adult but great views from the castle and full of history. Very helpful tour guides and a nice gift shop. A small museum for people interested in aviation and engineering and a stable with art and prints for sale.

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polzeath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Immense castle. Great value for money. Full of wonderful China, furniture etc, etc. the room guides were most helpful. The castle and especially the great hall is magnificent

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you. Cheers Chris More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bamburg Castle was amazing! It wasn't part of our planned route but we could see it from the road and it was just one turn off the main highway. The castle sits on the top of a hill on the coast and is filled with history. The town is small but there are places to stay and places to eat.

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Thank you for feedback. Cheers Chris More 

Carrollton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful castle. Majestic site above the beach. Interesting interiors. Very reasonable priced. Well worth the visit . Combined this with a visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. We visited on a beautiful day and were able to walk the beach and to see the Farne Islands.

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Excellent feedback, thank you. Cheers Chris More 

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