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Bamburgh Castle

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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...more
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Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
+44 1668 214515
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The key features on display seem to centre around the family who own the site, rather than the history of the site itself. The medieval splendour is lost, it looks more Victorian or Edwardian on the inside now, and the keep can only be viewed...More

Thank jeffmorrod
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very enjoyable three hours at the castle. From the warm welcome from the car park attendant and at the ticket office we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I also felt the entrance fee charged at about £10 per person to be reasonable ....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a blustery October day we visited this gorgeous edifice. It felt just like visiting a friend thanks to the warm welcome from the very knowledgable staff. Lots of history & yet it felt like someone’s home - which it is. Loved it suitable for...More

Thank divinecat15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating large castle with plenty of information to fill in the context of the place, cutouts to stand in to take photos in period dress were fun. History, archaeological finds from nearby areas and helmets from suits of armour to try on, making for a...More

Thank Airwaysmotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were astonished to find at the ticket office the rudest unfriendlyist woman i have ever met. If we had'nt made a special 2 hour journey to visit the castle we wouldn't have bothered.She snarled at us when asked if there was a pensioner concession....More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon isobeloffife, Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent visit to Bamburgh Castle. I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointing visit, If you don't mind please can you send me an email and we can discuss the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot more than I imagined. Interesting place to visit, the scale/size of the castle is amazing compared to many, great history to the castle as well. The views across /along the dramatic coast line are beautiful and bracing (it was the a really cold...More

Thank Curiosity20473896536
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely morning here,rheumatoid views are superb and the castle very interesting although there's not much about the early history of the castle,it's mostly about the Armstrong family who lived there. The cafe is very nice and has a tasty and varied menu.all in...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited after my family told us how amazing it was. We had our in-laws with us and our 20 month old son. The weather wasn’t great which didn’t help but I didn’t enjoy the visit as much as I’d expected. Our son enjoyed running...More

Thank JessicaDi88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this castle when I was a kid, now with a son of my own and in the area for a few days break we visited. It is not part of the English heritage which is disappointing as we have membership. The castle is...More

Thank geordie1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whole 2 week holiday revolved around a 2 for 1 Entry to the Castle, and we were NOT disappointed. The Castle is a SUPERB day out, with loads to see, it is one of the BEST I have ever visited, and we are Members...More

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Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon 232grahamm, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent visit here at Bamburgh Castle, hopefully we helped to soften the blow from the tent incident. Kind Regards Will D

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Rae L
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle | Property representative |
Hi. We offer free carer tickets to all carers and also a discount to wheelchair users as they are unable to see all of the castle.
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Leo A | Reviewed this property |
I quite understand that this can be awkward and being a dog lover myself I would not recommend leaving a dog in the car (not even on a mild day) as if the sun comes out the dog behind glass would in theory be in a mobile... More
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle | Property representative |
Hi. We do allow picnics in the castle grounds and we have a couple of picnic benches in the grounds (in the West Ward, near the Aviation museum) and obviously there is very easy access tot the beach. We do have a cafe but... More