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Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

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Bamburgh Castle combines an idyllic location on a volcanic rock outcropping by the sea with the imposing towers of a medieval fortress, creating one of Northumbria's most picturesque scenes. The castle dates back to the 11th century and underwent restoration in the 18th and 19th centuries. Have a guide lead you through the 14 rooms open to the public. Along the way, you'll see some of the 3,000 pieces of artwork, furniture, china, and porcelain in King's Hall and learn about the castle's colorful history. After your tour, enjoy refreshments and snacks in the Clock Tower Tea Rooms. You might also be lucky enough to witness an archaeological excavation around the castle grounds. If you're traveling with an infant, bring a baby carrier or borrow a "hippy chick" at the entrance, because the site does not permit strollers. Plan to visit Bamburgh Castle during your Bamburgh vacation using our convenient Bamburgh trip generator.
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  • Spent a few hours at this beautiful castle on the beach. Get the audio tour. It's an extra charge but it was very informative. The Great Hall was wonderful. I spent a while in there looking at everyth...  more »
  • This is a spectacular castle with fantastic coastal views. The history is palpable in every corner. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The tearoom is up a flight of quite steep stairs and therefore inacce...  more »
  • Free parking right opposite the castle was the first win for the day when visiting Bamburgh Castle. It wasn't expensive like English Heritage or National Trust, I think it was around £9 per adult. For...  more »
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  • Came here today with my family. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Would highly recommend people of all ages to visit. Amazing views all round
  • awesome castle in an awesome spot. the best coastline in the country. never get bored of the views or the walks along unspoilt beaches. a must for any visitor to the north east.
  • An interesting castle to look around. Plenty of insights in to the uses of the buildings throughout the ages.The staff were very friendly, and keen to engage with us. The cafe is also worth a stop - tasty refreshments and quite reasonably priced.
  • Lovely walks around the perimeter and on the cricket pavilion green. Viewpoint on hilltop seat at rear of pavilion is worth the climb up. Views are stunning. Castle open during season
  • This castle has got the wow factor, such a beautiful town & county and friendly locals. Had a short break at Berwick upon tweed, so many stunning coastal towns and castles to keep you busy. Bamburgh castles is a must visit