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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 today

From scrap engines to Grand Masterpieces you can never be sure what's around the next room. Although it likes to be called (with some justification) the King of Castles it's uniqueness lies with its connection with the genius of Lord Armstrong. There are the usual...More

Thank mikeandros
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went thinking that it was just another castle STOP so so wrong.The grounds and every part of hotel are spotless.We arrived at about 3:30pm and did not have enough time shame(our fault).You could spend most of your day there as lots to see and...More

Thank Sheep46
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an interesting place to visit. Lots of history to this castle and a small museum plus cafe. Would recommend if your in the area a must see with spectacular views of the bay and beach

Thank jgw1953
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking historical journey in an iconic building in an iconic setting. A wonder of the world. Take a half a day, at least, for this and a walk on the beach after. One question, how do the modern day poor get to see and experience...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Given that this castle originated in Saxon times it is sad this is not reflected in the visit experience. As It was renovated around 1900 it seems various bits and pieces where just put in at random. Only the armoury has anything very interesting from...More

Thank christel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Over 30yrs since I was here last, still absolutely stunning views and a truly beautiful location. Massive amount of history, great parking near the castle, caravans and camper vans can easily get into the lower parking so great for breaking your journey parking up for...More

Thank Richard-de-G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a destination we have always wanted to visit when we used to visited Northumberland we decided to make a trip to the castle now we live in the area. It's aspect as you approach is breathtaking, and we realised that we were looking at...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seen a few negative reviews on this castle but decided to visit while on holiday. What an outstanding castle and grounds, the entry price is the best value for money we encountered on our weeks stay. Plenty to see and do, well laid out, interesting...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Bamburgh Castle on a tour of Northumberland. Although the weather was wet and windy which spoilt the views somewhat the inside of the castle more than made up for it. The castle is situated on a high rocky outcrop and commands magnificent views...More

Thank skynet45
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can see this castle from miles around as it dominates the local skyline. The grounds are very well maintained and the rooms that are open to the public are well worth a visit. The views from the castle are amazing. The clock tower café...More

Thank AndrewUK2013
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Rae L
2 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