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Bamburgh Castle

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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...more
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Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As we are staying near Bamburgh we had to see this place. The castle can be seen from far, it overlooks Bamburgh and I can imagine it was very daunting to approach all those years ago. Entrance fee was reasonable. There’s a nice little museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great history and really well kept. Would loved to have seen more details on items displayed.Take advantage of the guide book. All staff very helpful. Great day out. Loved it all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bruno C
Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Morning Bruno C, Its always a pleasure to read such lovely feedback, I'll make sure I pass it onto the team when they are all back to work on Saturday. Thank you very and hopefully we see you again at Bamburgh Castle Will

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value entry fee as a family ticket covers children up to age 17 which is a rarity plus simple guide is just £1. Plenty to do fo a couple of hours with great coastal views, interesting museum about Armstrong and Aviation and impressive indoor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yorkshire_452
Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Morning Mrs_Fxxxx, Its a breath of fresh air to hear your very kind words, thank you very much. We try our best to appeal to all, and have lots of plans this coming season which will boost a lot of energy into the castle....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here fantastic beach for walking and taking your dog on the castle is very impressive and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area we were there on a Sunday afternoon and it was very busy

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidcD8041EU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bamborough castle must be on your list of places to visit in the North of England. The views from the Battlements alone make the trip worth while. I cannot see how any one could be dissapointed visiting the castle. From the moment you 1at see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank capnb2016
Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello capnb2016, Gosh!!, Thank you so much for your review, really makes our day when our visitors feel compelled to say such lovely words. Hopefully you will call in again one day. Thanks again capnb2016 Will

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is amazing! Absolutely fasce! There is lots of information freely available around the castle and the museums within are very detailed. We spent 5 hours there! It is also nice and warm - we had expected lots of ruins inside the walls but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jakkisr
Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Morning jakkisr, Thank you very much for such a fantastic review after your visit, it will be a pleasure to read this out to the team during our briefing on Saturday. This year is a big year for us as we will be celebrating...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aways love a good castle but plenty to see and do and some lovely warks about to. The staff were very helpful and friendly

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank den310
Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi den310, Thank you very much for your kind comments after your recent visit. The team here are highly motivated and very passionate so will be delighted to see these words from you. Thanks Will

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sends a thrill down your spine for sheer spectacular looks and position, was only able to stay briefly but great reminder of our past!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ben H
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Excellent views from the castle and well described exhibits. Good value, self guided tour. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ValK866
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Walked from our base at Seahouses along the beach 3 miles to the Castle , wow it stands proud overlooking the North coast, The Farne Island and Holy Island. Fantastic views from wherever you are albeit a rather blustery view on the day we chose....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kirsty B
Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

Good Morning Kirsty B, Thank you for sharing your kind words and great photo's, we're over the moon that you enjoyed your visit here. If it helps to soften the blow, we witness blustery conditions quite regularly here throughout the winter months, however we like...More

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Rae L
3 August 2018|
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle | Property representative |
Hi. We offer free carer tickets to all carers and also a discount to wheelchair users as they are unable to see all of the castle.
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108caseyb
4 June 2018|
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Response from Leo A | Reviewed this property |
I quite understand that this can be awkward and being a dog lover myself I would not recommend leaving a dog in the car (not even on a mild day) as if the sun comes out the dog behind glass would in theory be in a mobile... More
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jhart62
30 March 2018|
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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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