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Bamburgh Castle

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Address: Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
Phone Number: +44 1668 214515
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The King of Castles, a fortification has dominated this site since...

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.Cafeteria with great, fresh food and wander around the battlements complete a great day ou.

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Imposing fortress

A massive and imposing fortress which dominates the coastline. Privately owned by the Armstrong family and still a Private Residence, many areas of the castle are open to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A massive and imposing fortress which dominates the coastline. Privately owned by the Armstrong family and still a Private Residence, many areas of the castle are open to the public and are well worth a visit. There are two carparks; the one at the castle itself is very rough underfoot whereas the one on the B1340 is properly constructed (but... More 

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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights in the Neville tower in the castle itself. The apartment was first class and the welcome pack ,wine biscuits, butter, bread, milk and eggs ,plus good coffee and tea was excellent as was the whole apartment. The views from all the windows were spectacular. The Farne islands one way and Holy island the other. Bamburgh itself is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What amazing views over a wonderful coastline What an imposing castle Very few have such prominence over a landscape

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my husband. Well worth it. Fantastic views from outside and some of the windows, and loads of displays and information inside. There's a small but well-stocked gift shop and a tearoom which we didn't use. The castle is within easy walking distance of Bamburgh village and you can access the beach from the car park.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading the novel The Cosy Teashop in the Castle by Northumberland author Caroline Roberts I was dying to eat and drink in the place in her book. So imagine my shock when I discovered Claversham Castle in the book was fictional! So i made it my mission to find it for real and soon discovered that Bamburgh Castle and its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't enter, as we had dogs, but just from outside the castle was spectacular and imposing, would definitely visit

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went last year and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Wanted to go in this year just for coffee but it meant paying the whole entrance fee so we didn't bother. The castle itself is very interesting and the views are to die for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we decided to tour the castle.a lot of history .interesting reads. Also I found some of my paternal ancestors.so I had wonderful visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Random day out to Bamburgh on a short break holiday and was blown away by this stunning castle, set high up overlooking a lovely village and out to sea. We parked for free at the base of the castle and had a walk around it. Found a simply stunning beach at the other side and from every angle the castle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the quintessential English castle, high on a cliff, a village nestled at its foot and the sea behind it. Everything about Bamburgh Castle was interesting. It had excellent displays and it was easy to follow through all the rooms. The layout of the grounds added to the general ambience. You feel as if you are in another time.

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