Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

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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. Put Bamburgh Castle and other Bamburgh attractions into our Bamburgh online tour itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The key features on display seem to centre around the family who own the site, rather than the history of the site itself. The medieval splendour is lost, it looks more Victorian or Edwardian on the i...  more »
  • We spent a very enjoyable three hours at the castle. From the warm welcome from the car park attendant and at the ticket office we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I also felt the entrance fee charged at...  more »
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  • Great value for money. Stunning views of the coast. Interesting items on view. Impressive building. Nice tearoom. Good day out.
  • Good tea rooms and shop with nice quality locally sourced gifts. Excellent museum. Superb castle and amazing views. Great day out.
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