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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  • A great place to visit, the guides are very knowledgeable and a pleasure to speak to. There's a vast amount to see and the views are stunning. The cafe is a must, the food is good and well priced.
  • Good day out for children and adults alike. The castle as it stands today is due to Lord Armstrong rebuild from it's ruined state. Good facilities and most of the site is wheel chair accessible. Small Car park outside the castle which also serves the Beech. A far larger car park is situated at the bottom of the driveway which is council run. This was my choice as during my visit the car park outside the Castle were full.
  • Superb views, easy access, although not sure about disabled access. Lovely area and very imposing building with rich and interesting history. Highly recommended.
  • Absolutely breathtaking! Oldest part of the castle (the rook) is 9th century I believe. The rest has been built throughput the years. It's a huge complex on top of a cliff overlooking the North Sea and a number of islands including Holy Island (where you can buy mead - more on that in another review). You can also visit the staterooms (free tour with original admission) to give you an idea of what "old money" is all about. Spectacular art, porcelain, weaponry (everything from swords, pikes, and flintlock muskets), etc. is in a genuine castle setting as opposed to a museum. Admission is about £10 per person and while there is free parking at the bottom of the hill, I chose to park in the lot beside the gate for £2 (easier on my old knees). The village of Bamburgh is also directly below the.castle.and has a number of nice pubs/inns to grab a pint/lunch. All in all, one of the more cool places.to visit in Britain!
  • Well maintained. ..lots of interesting things to see inside the castle ..beautiful location. ...admission was not overpriced like some other places....cheap car parking also. ...people who work here are really friendly and genuine. ....and then there is the fantastic beach and sea views. ..
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