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Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Given the size of the castle, there is very little of it open to the public. What you do get to see though is fairly standard castle stuff, swords, an odd suit of armour and old muskets, along with a ...  read more »
  • This is a great place to visit. What made our trip especially good was the friendliness of the staff who were a fountain of knowledge. The castle is really impressive and a testament to adaptation ove...  read more »
  • Very interesting visit at a reasonable price. Large areas open to the public and very informative. Great views from the battlements. 
  • A great Castle in an amazing location. While not cheap to get in (but better value than both English Heritage and the National Trust) it's well worth it. The route round the rooms inside is good with lots of very interesting things to see but could do with a tiny bit more information. Walking round the grounds and walls is very good with some excellent views. Nice tea room but needs to be bigger as it was very busy. Only let down is the museum. While I loved what there was, a few more items and the whole story of Armstrong Whitworth needs to be more in depth. Still overall very good and we'll worth a visit.
  • Really enjoyed my visit. There is lots to see and interact with, the views are amazing. There is a gift shop,tea rooms, art gallery and good toilet facilities. There was an team of archaeologists working on a project, i was thrilled, there were kind enough to answer any questions the public had.
  • Great place for a family visit. Really enjoyed it. Fantastic views all around. Great bit of history. Staff always very helpful.
  • Best castle 🏰 in the area and very accommodation for a wheelchair users got to drive rigth up in to the castle and a dvd for area that just can't be arsed
  • Fantastic scenery a truely awe inspiring place
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