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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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Glorious Bamburgh!

Bamburgh Castle is on such a lovely part of the Northumbria coast - great beach, and some pretty good surfing when conditions are right. We really enjoyed our previous visits, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Bamburgh Castle is on such a lovely part of the Northumbria coast - great beach, and some pretty good surfing when conditions are right. We really enjoyed our previous visits, as they have a good museum and some interesting archaeological artefacts on show. It's a shame we couldn't get in this time - the castle had been taken over by... More 

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Brough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Wow! Dramatic setting facing the North Sea. Stunning location. Very well preserved. Magnificent interior. Worth every penny. One of the 'must see' castles in England.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the best castle I have ever visited. I was amazed at how big it is and the beautiful rooms. The hall was out if this world, amazing ceiling. Beautiful furniture, paintings, ornaments. You can walk along the battlements and look down to the beach and the sea. Tea room was excellent, such a big choice from sandwiches, hot... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Excellent, thank you very much. We will pass on your kind comments to the cafeteria. Cheers Chris More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It was too expensive than it should be, we went there with a big group which is around more than 10 people. So only a few of us that are really wanted to see, paid and went in the castle.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A spur of the moment trip on a beautiful cold Sunday in January. Bowled over by the natural beauty and interesting local sites, particularly the wildlife and beaches. The castle is magnificent and full of interest, enhanced by the enthusiasm of the very professional staff. The facilities are of a high standard and well designed for easy walking considering the... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

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

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My partner and I visited the castle late last year - it was a cold, bright sunny day and the views were incredible. We regularly walk along the beach / around the castle and decided it would be rude not to pay the entry fee to see what it was like inside! We were not disappointed, it is kept beautifully... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

What excellent feedback, thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed it. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. Cheers Chris More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Visited on a cold April day but enjoyed every minute. An amazing castle with great views over the north sea. Lots to see and and a reasonable price. There was my parents in law, my wife and I plus our daughter and we all had a great time. recommended.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great feedback. Thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a lovely day here at the castle, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Stroking around in the sunshine was heaven. Beautiful views on a clear day. There's a shop In The old stables which is for local artists to sell their art, we loved the puffin series and bought 3 of them but had we had more cash on us... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry regarding the debit card issue. We do in fact take all credit and debit cards (except AMEX) and that day we had an issue with our provider which is why we were only accepting cash for a short period of time. Hopefully the problem will not reoccur. Cheers Chris More 

Braintree Essex UK
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8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We (family of 3 including 8 yo daughter) enjoyed this. It's a castle with all the things that castles usually have. A good museum themed around aircraft I'd located in the grounds. Nice art gallery on I site too, at the time of our visit.

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped off at Bamburgh on our way up to Scotland for a short break. We were unsure what to expect and decided to pay a visit to the castle. Set in beautiful, picturesque surroundings, with stunning sea views and a pretty beach below, the castle is visually impressive and maintained to a high standard. We thought... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you felt the admission was a little on the high side however it is in line with other local attraction, and we feel that there is plenty to see to justify the price. Pleased that you enjoyed the visit overall. Cheers Chris More 

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