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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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Such a splendid castle in an unspoilt area overlooking the sea and village. Busy on the day as had a school trip visiting but this did not detract from the castles splendour

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Such a splendid castle in an unspoilt area overlooking the sea and village. Busy on the day as had a school trip visiting but this did not detract from the castles splendour

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Previous visits to Bamburgh hadn't had time to view the Castle. We made time this visit to be there at 10am 1st visitors. The commentary on the Audio guide was so clear & informative! The castle amazing! Well worth a visit and allow plenty of time!

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much,. Really pleased you enjoyed the castle and audiotour. Cheers Chris More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

2nd time we have visited and enjoyed it even more this time as my son is nearly 4 so enjoyed walking round as he is interested in castles. Lots to look at inside and outside and great for taking pictures of the beautiful views. Had lunch at the cafe which was very tasty and friendly staff.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Excellent, thank you very much. We will pass you feedback onto the cafeteria too. Cheers Chris More 

Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing castle on a beautiful stretch of coastline. Bamburgh is probably one of the most impressive castles you are likely to see. The staff are very friendly and helpful. If you don't know something then just ask. The castle has small displays of armour, weapons, silverware, furniture and porcelain, but the star attraction is the castle itself. There is... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Excellent feedback, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

One of a number of castles built along the east coast of northern England, designed to keep England out of the Eurovision song contest. Bamburgh dates back to 500ad and is a must see if you are in this part of the world. Does not have the majesty of Windsor castle, but a good insight into what the lords were... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! Cheers Chris More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Perhaps not the best castle I have viewed but it is in a great location with wonderful views. The exhibits are a bit sparse but there are some interesting artefacts. At least it isn't like Warwick Castle which needs re-locating to Blackpool!

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Can't really recommend a trip inside the castle. It was over priced and is frankly much more impressive from the outside.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a days worth of a visit. Incredible Castle with history (and archeological dig) and beautiful grounds and stunning interior. It is quite a trek to see all parts but could keep a family occupied all day :)

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you very much. Really pleased you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris More 

Barnard
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a really informative & interesting visit to Bamburgh Castle I love going back in time the history views & artefacts to see were fantastic.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Drove to holy island to find the parking prices a rip off so decided to drive further down to Bamburgh The car park ( the big gravel one at the bottom) was free and was empty We walked round the castle before venturing inside, the prices are not displayed anywhere but inside the ticket office maybe a sign outside with... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, Really pleased you enjoyed it and sorry there isn't anything we can do about the wind! Cheers Chris More 

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