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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
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The King of Castles, a fortification has dominated this site since Anglo-Saxon times when it was the capital of the kingdom of Northumbria. The current structure with Keep, curtain walls, towers and ramparts dates from the 1500's to the Victorian restructuring of Lord Armstrong. There are fourteen rooms open to the public including the spectacular Kings Hall, with over 3000 items of artwork, furniture, china and porcelain. The separate Armstrong and Aviation Artifacts museum gives visitors a glimpse into the creativity and industrial genius of Lord Armstrong, with a look at the aviation legacy created by his company after his death. The cafeteria serves great, fresh food and then a wander around the battlements completes a great day out.
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Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
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"well worth a visit"
in 256 reviews
"armstrong museum"
in 34 reviews
"car park"
in 221 reviews
"state rooms"
in 229 reviews
"stunning location"
in 64 reviews
"armstrong family"
in 58 reviews
"farne islands"
in 161 reviews
"tea room"
in 105 reviews
"art gallery"
in 33 reviews
"fabulous views"
in 35 reviews
"main hall"
in 36 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"on display"
in 70 reviews
"family ticket"
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"audio guide"
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"great history"
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"northumberland coast"
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit if you are in Northumberland. We did it on a nice sunny (but chilly) day and the sun really highlights the dramatic effect of the castle site. We walked around slowly and took some time to look at the outside, had...More

Thank mcgabh1
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As castles go it was a ‘crenelation’, haha sorry, a ‘revelation’. Decent castle; needs more on the local history e.g. Kingdom of Northumbria etc (yes I have seen Vikings)

Thank DG1996
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone enjoyed the trip around the Castle - although we went on a very sunny day and the beach was calling us! We didn't really do it justice and will be back to take another look. As the main part of the castle is on...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent a few very pleasant hours touring the castle which wasn’t that busy on the day we visited. The weather wasn’t that nice with a sea fret, so we couldn’t observe the iconic views from it - out to sea or along the coast....More

Thank RHB67
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a stunning castle! In brilliant condition, beautifully laid out, loads of separate parts to take a look at, little museum, state rooms, many outdoor and gunnery areas etc. We were so impressed - group of 10 of us down to 6 years old all...More

Thank Bruno M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been before but took my husband to see it. The site of the Castle perched high above the sea is a wonderful sight. We wandered all round and found all the artifacts fascinating and all the hidden staircases and doors. I could just...More

Thank suenovell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Disregard my user name - it's not appropriate these days. Bamburgh Castle is a stunning place overlooking the beach with a lovely tea room and a set of 14 State rooms all beautifully set out with furniture and rooms depicting the various activities of the...More

Thank slightlydisapp0inted
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from Bamburgh castle me and the wife had an amazing time walking around seeing how history has evolved this castle over time. It is one of the only castles that I have been to the hasn't been left since medieval times. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first visit to Northumberland and Bamburgh castle was definately the first on my list. Its located close the beach which in its self is clean and on a good day views out to the dustance. The castle is full of medieval artifacts...More

Thank Scarlett C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, just wow! Love this little gem, very interesting audio tour of a very interesting place. So much history, so well presented. Thankyou.

Thank Scout500
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jhart62
30 March 2018|
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle | Property representative |
Hi. We do allow picnics in the castle grounds and we have a couple of picnic benches in the grounds (in the West Ward, near the Aviation museum) and obviously there is very easy access tot the beach. We do have a cafe but... More
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Alivia T
30 May 2017|
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Response from Stick1985 | Reviewed this property |
Opens at 10am, with state rooms opening at 11am. There are no gardens as such although the grounds and scenic views are beautiful if the catch the weather right. I hope you really enjoy your visit
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Phyllis C
2 May 2017|
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle | Property representative |
Hi Phyliis, When you arrive at the car park let the attendant know you have the scooter and he will let drive your car up and park inside the castle walls to help save its battery. You can then get into the first five rooms... More
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