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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
+44(0)1668 214515
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Bamburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The castle is rich in history and mystery... While walking up to the castle I felt like I was a soldier returning home... it just has that feeling about it... The view from the ramparts is absolutely breath taking. Though I did not get a chance to visit the beach due to time restraints, I would definitely recommend you to... More

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Culcheth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Any visit to Northumbria has to include a trip to Bamburgh Castle. The location is stunning and the fact that it was a family home adds to the fascination - even my teenagers were impressed.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Commanding an impressive position on top of a steep hill, Bamburgh Castle is a spectacular sight to see. While this was the site of an 5th century Briton fort, Bamburgh Castle began as a Norman structure sometime around 1000AD. It was the first castle to succumb to an artillery siege, by Richard Neville ("Warwick the Kingmaker") in 1464. It has... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This castle was well worth the trip. It sits up high over a beautiful beach. The grounds were immaculate and the staff were great. One guide went out of his way to entertain us with stories. We loved the museum dedicated to the work of Lord Armstrong and were pleasantly surprised when it connected back to two bridges we had... More

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Been here when I was a child, but it still makes your breath catch when you get the first view. Magnificent , imposing fortress in the most stunning location. Climb up is hard work on a warm day as is clambering around on the dunes around it. Not cheap to go round it but there is lots to see. Make... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Its incredible to sample afoot Northumberland's finest beaches that stretch from Budle Bay's Bird Sanctuary to the great fortress castle of Bamburgh. The walk took us a little more than an hour enlivened by the sheer serenity of rare crowds and breathtaking views over the wide, unspoilt country. Bamburgh itself is a pretty sandstone village, famous as the birthplace of... More

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I decided to go out of our way to visit Bamburgh Castle on our way up to Scotland and were very glad we did! The castle was beautiful and the location was stunning. We ended up there at the end of the day, afraid that we wouldn't be able to take the tour, but the staff was... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Bamburgh Castle has to be number one in anyone's book. Rising high above the fabulous beach with stunning views on all sides. As you drive from Seahouses to Bamburgh this giant overwhelms your emotions. There is an excellent café which serves delicious food and we have eaten there on numerous occasions. Never disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Great historic site with a beautiful beach to explore, quaint village location with cafés, bars & restaurants to enjoy a light refreshment

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Great review, thank you very much. Cheers Chris More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We often visit Bamburgh castle and every time we feel that we learn more about the Castle and its place in history.As usual the castle was immaculately kept, and the guides were very informative and friendly, we were lucky to have the first room to ourselves as the castle was very quiet and Carol the guide told us so much... More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for the excellent feedback. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found the staff (Carol in particular) helpful. Cheers Chris More

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