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. Put Bamburgh Castle and other Bamburgh attractions into our Bamburgh online tour itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You can't go to Bamburgh and not see the castle this was our first time in the castle, was lovely to wonder around and see it all at our own pace. Views from the castle are great. Staff are on hand to...  more »
  • went here during the summer when there was a triathlon race happening, the town was alive, and the weather was amazing, the castle was good. went as a couple and enjoyed a good 2 hours in the place.  more »
  • Had a pleasant visit and there was plenty of information to go at. Good value as well - not many places you can get a family ticket for £26.  more »
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  • It's nice if you want a good walk. Looking from the outside you'd think there would be more to see inside as it's in fabulous condition, but...... there's very little of the castle to look at on the inside. The admission price reflects this though. Don't let this put you off. As I said it's nice for a few hours out.
  • Super location overlooking the beach and Bamburgh Village. Reasonable car park charges for the Castle and beach. A very good choice of light bites in the Clock Tower Tearoom. Good interesting collections within the State Rooms which can be photographed. This is my third visit to this imposing Castle and will not be the last.
  • Beautiful beaches and great history around the castle. Decent parking and nice coffee shops in the village. Go early to beat the majority of crowds. Sundays are very busy if there's nice weather
  • Beautiful panoramic views stretching for miles and miles in each direction. A beach that is miles long, spanning some of the most beautiful coast in the country. Brilliant pubs and cheap ice cream. A brilliant place to go on something like a date.
  • Wonderful walks around the castle. The castle is nice and worth a visit however the best bit was the beach. Just amazing as it takes your breath away. A definite yes from me!
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