Bamburgh Castle

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Bamburgh Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. The cafeteria serves great, fresh food and then a wander around the battlements completes a great day out.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Paul175T
Selby, UK2,357 contributions
Castle worth visiting.
Nov 2021 • Friends
Found the Castle and its grounds fascinating, you couldn't help but wonder what it must have been like back in the day. The huge hall was impressive and it talked about a huge party of over 400 guests back in the day, I found myself visualising the party and what it must have been like. The Christmas decorations gave it a real winter feel. The weather was shocking so we didn't spend much time outside but overall it was a good experience. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
Written December 5, 2021
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Lionel1066
Huddersfield, UK19 contributions
Greatly castle 🏰
Oct 2021 • Family
I first visited Bamburgh castle over 15 years ago ,what a great experience compared to last time, greatly improved. The kids loved the adventure trail and filling in the booklets.
Very helpful staff ,great cafes we had a great day.
Written December 5, 2021
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WitchyYork
Strensall, UK844 contributions
Beautifully decorated for Christmas
Dec 2021 • Couples
This castle is wonderful, it’s so beautiful especially with all the Christmas decorations. It’s got a warm and cosy feel inside, despite the exposed exterior.
We were very impressed by the State Rooms, didn’t quite expect such grandeur. It’s not cheap at £14.10 each, with an extra £4 for the car park (although this car park is 50p cheaper than the one in village).
Storm damage has taken its toll on Santas village too, which was under repair.
Written December 3, 2021
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Nicki R
Northampton, UK31 contributions
Really stunning!
Nov 2021
Probably one of the best castles I have ever visited - and I have visited quite a few. The state rooms were all decorated for Christmas - and they were absolutely stunning!!! Loads to see and read about the family and the history. The staff were really friendly.
Written November 29, 2021
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Crail28
Crail, UK89 contributions
What a fabulous castle!
Nov 2021 • Couples
We visited the castle twice. The first time we walked along the beach to take pictures and we returned to visit the inside of the castle. It’s dressed for Christmas which made it extra special but even without the fabulous Christmas decorations it was a fabulous visit! There’s so much to see! It really is worth making time to visit. I loved every minute of it!
Written November 21, 2021
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M.C.Rose
Kent, UK567 contributions
It really is stunning
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had always wanted to see this place but living in Kent it is not exactly a day trip ! Had hoped to have a week in Dubai in November but went to Durham instead! From Durham it is a day trip and really worth the drive. Passed the Angel of the North so did a detour for that also. There are plenty of car parks along the coast but I would imagine in the summer it is very busy. In November mid week it was fine and the sun shone for us so a perfect day to walk along the beach and admire this amazing view. Went into the village after and had a nice cake and coffee at The Copper Kettle and enjoyed a look in the lovely gift shop almost next door.
Written November 21, 2021
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R1chardN
Surbiton, UK573 contributions
Amazing castle
Oct 2021
We only viewed the castle from the outside after walking along the coast. The views are fantastic and the castle is very majestic. The walk by the sea is exhilarating.
We also viewed the castle from the car park on the other side. Next time we will make more time. I see you can book to stay in the castle now - it will be expensive but what an experience!!
Written November 19, 2021
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Steve-and-Andie
Lancaster, UK3,269 contributions
Fabulous castle
Oct 2021
Just one word for this castle and it's WOW.
Something for everyone here. I particularly liked the Armstrong museum having had a career in aviation but the rest of the castle was just as impressive especially the State Rooms and King's Hall.
Had a chat with Mick, one of the staff members, who certainly knew his stuff. He told us all about the old harbour, the remains of which can be made out from the windmill and also the burial site in the sand dunes not far from the car park and not forgetting when Harrison Ford recently visited to shoot part of his new film here.
Extensive grounds sitting high above the beach with great views.
Give yourself plenty of time to appreciate this gem of a castle.
Written November 11, 2021
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Loopylu
2 contributions
Amazing staff
Oct 2021 • Family
We would like to say a very big thankyou to all the staff that helped our daughter after she collasped, the care that our daughter and parents received was exceptional, they all new what to do and made the awful situation into a calming atmosphere which we are eternally greatful for especially as my husband and i were 45mins away. I would also like to thank the off duty nurse that stopped and helped. Thankyou so much 💓
Written October 29, 2021
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Good Afternoon, Thank you so so much for such lovely kind words. The team will be over the moon to read this as we all have been reading the separate email that was sent to us yesterday. The important thing is your daughter has made a speedy recovery and all is well health wise. Please come back and visit us next time you guys are in the area. Thanks again Will
Written October 30, 2021
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Rebecca R
1 contribution
Enjoyed castle, tea room overpriced
Oct 2021 • Family
Went with 9 and 6 year old. Enjoyed walking around the castle, you can buy an activity book (2.95) which has a trail, some colouring, wordsearch etc in. Spent a couple of hours there. Downside was the cafe, we found there wasn't a lot of indoor seating in the tea room and quite overpriced with limited choice (soup, sausage rolls, small selection of sandwiches, cake and hot drinks). Ordered a couple of teas, two sandwiches, four sausage rolls, two packets of crisps and two (very small pieces of cake) and it came to £33. Nice proximity to beach. Would go again but with a picnic next time
Written October 25, 2021
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Good Afternoon and thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your visit with us. It really is nice to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your visit, that's great. I'll pass on your comments to our catering manager who I'm sure will take onboard. Thanks again Will
Written October 30, 2021
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