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Address: Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1668 214515
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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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Wonderful historic castle

Spent practically an entire day here as the range and variety of features were so fascinating. Great, well informed staff in all the areas were full of information about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent practically an entire day here as the range and variety of features were so fascinating. Great, well informed staff in all the areas were full of information about the displays and with some great weather at he time of visit we could take our time around the expansive grounds and explore all the outdoor space as well as the... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I with our young son stayed at one of the flats (Library flat next to the tea rooms) at Bambergh Castle over 22 years ago. When we stayed it was out of season but we practically had the castle to ourselves and the run of the place. We had a wonderful time which has lived long in... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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92 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is impressive from the outside, and beautifully situated on a rock overlooking the sea. It has a long and significant history, but sadly I found the interiors of the castle underwhelming. I wish either there were more warning that the castle has basically nothing left from its days as a Northumbrian / British royal stronghold, or that the... More 

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Rome
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a stop but only open Fri-Sun in Feb. Town small but few nice pubs and places to eat. Long stay parking by castle and easy walk to town and castle

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east yorkshire
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100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day out here with our young baby. It was reasonably priced and a lovely experience. It is not pram or wheelchair friendly which didn't matter to us as we had a child carrier. We found the castle interesting and the views fantastic- we will definitely return. The cafe was really good and we also enjoyed a... More 

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Thank amyeastyorks
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Bamburgh Castle twice. The first time was on the way to Scotland, when I entered it and went through its beautiful interiors. A part of the castle, it turned out, was roped off for the family that still lives there. I find that fascinating. That families still live the way their ancestors did - probably in a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle is up a hill about 10min walk from town. Large hall inside and little rooms with very old artefacts, great views and little museum and shop. beach below has cows on it!

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, pleased you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris More 

Northumberland, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is perched on a small hill overlooking the sea and surrounding lands. Its one of the iconic images on many Northumberland sites and tourist material. There is parking, which is part way up the hill for which there is a charge. You can just go up and enjoy the views, but I would recommend going into the castle... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called here whilst staying in the area and after a walk in the beach we could not resist the lure of this imposing castle over looking us,the price may seem steep but it is well worth it as the place is full of beautiful artifacts and the interior is amazing a real insight into the past and the interesting... More 

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Thank primastar
Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Cheers Chris More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday with a 4 year old, 6 year old and a baby. There are activitys to keep the children amused which means you can stroll around and not worry.. There's some fab photo oppertunitys, would like to come back in the summer to walk a long the beach. Parking is free, the castle is reasonable as... More 

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this review

Excellent feedback, thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed it. Cheers Chris More 

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