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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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  • This is a great castle with lots to see. There is a very relaxed atmosphere and the guides are very helpful. Although you can't see all the castle, the parts you see are great. Would recommend visitin...  more »
  • What a location! With plenty of historic interest, this immense castle gives you plenty to see. My daughter was particularly impressed with the trail quiz. Whilst you are there, pay a visit to the gre...  more »
  • Great Castle to visit with children. Really captures the imagination. The setting is wonderful too with the beach. We spent a whole day there.  more »
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  • Bamburgh castle has to be the most impressive looking castle from any direction land or sea and we have seen many. Inside the history of the building was interesting and very well told. It is very clear that great pride is taken in maintaining the grounds and facilities. Many thanks for a wonderful family visit.
  • Not one of the more cheaper castles (around £10 for an adult), but my family and I have been coming here since I was a child and it's always been my favourite. It's so big, there's so much to see and the town of Bamburgh is delightful
  • Have just had so wonderful week in Northumberland. We visited several castles in the area. Both me and my family found that Bamburgh was by far the best we visited. In the words of my son, "it was awesome with so much to do, see and touch." If you only visit 1 castle in the area make sure it's Bamburgh. You will not be disappointed, unlike some of the others. Many thanks to the owners and staff for making it such a great place visit.
  • A truly beautiful place of historic significance and natural beauty. The cafe is fantastic and the tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
  • Wow... wow... wow. Amazing castle and amazing natural area of beauty. Get your arses in gear and your dogs on the leash and get a visit on.