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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 yesterday

Very nice visit to this castle with very tidy gardens with great views over the north sea. The castle is well maintained and is a snap shot of the lives of the people who lived there through the ages. Personally I would have liked a...More

Thank Salmo01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here this afternoon and fell lucky with the weather. What an amazing place this is though, lots of interesting facts and information about the area and history of the castle. If the weather is good, you get some amazing views too!! Well priced...More

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We cannot believe that we didn't visit the Castle on an earlier visit to Bamburgh because it probably rates among the best castles we've visited. Its not only the castle itself, but its setting on the bleak Northumbrian coastline enhances the impression it leaves with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of things to do and learn. Enjoyed the day! Especially good if it is raining but Bamburgh is a lovely place

Thank lucy s
Reviewed 3 days ago

Castle is very interesting and sits very prominently above the super clean beach. Cafe good for lunch.

Thank benangie2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Bamburgh Castle on a whim and we are so glad that we did. It’s a beautiful grade 1 listed building set wi5 the dramatic back drop of the sand dunes and St Aidens beach. The state rooms are lovely and full of period...More

Thank Jessiecar15
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a location!! Looking back towards Holy Island, the Farne Islands and then out to sea- you'd definitely see an invader approaching- we saw what looked like dolphins so were very happy:) The views inland were just as impressive. Both the grounds and inside the...More

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Along with Harlech, Dover and Edinburgh this has to be one of the best located castles in the In the UK, located on a small outcrop of rock above the golden sands of Bamburgh. To the north is the atmospheric Holy island with the magical...More

Thank davidwharte
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bamburgh Castle is, from the outside, one of the country’s most imposing castles. It would be rude not to go in if you have any feel for history. The trouble is that the Victorians knocked most of the history out of it. It is a...More

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to the castle on a cold windy sunny Saturday. The views if the beach and sea from the castle were great. There is lots to see inside the castle which makes a change. Don't bother with the grandly named stone museum more like a...More

Thank applegate69
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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.
Casey B
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
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