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Bamburgh Castle

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Address: Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF, England
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+44 1668 214515
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great history. Value for money. Takes at least 2 hours to take good look round and absorb the history of the castle and the times.

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great history. Value for money. Takes at least 2 hours to take good look round and absorb the history of the castle and the times.

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manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As far as castles go this is a little different, much warmer, smaller rooms and a real eclectic mix of furniture. The museum is interesting. The location is very exposed but we did visit at the height of storm Doris.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bamburgh castle has the most amazing views. Staff very knowledgeable of castle. Lovely grounds. Good entrance price too £10 per adult.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Blowing a gale so decided to go to the castle for a look round . Opens at 10.00 to look outside and have a coffee then main castle opens at 11.00 . Lovely rooms to visit and the kings hall is beautiful with a wooden ceiling made from teak lots of other rooms to explore a truly impressive Castle

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is an amazing place to visit for fantastic views, history and of course an exit via the gift shop. We visited and spend a few hours wondering around the grounds and looking at the smaller attractions before venturing into the main part of the castle. The main building is amazing and packed with history - you follow a... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very impressed by the castle as a whole. It's a good example of an authentic castle with loads of history that is still in excellent condition. The staterooms were interesting to walk around to see some of the artifacts from its history and the people who lived there. The staff were friendly and helpful, in particular Helen who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really glad we went here, wasn't crowded so plenty of opportunity to see the exhibits and lovely sea views from the castle walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly fantastic castle. Full of character. The rooms are so well furnished. When visiting the state rooms, you can't help but be amazed. I suggest you use the audio tour. It really brings things to life.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this iconic castle. Very interesting and beautifully presented. Exhibits not behind screens but easily seen. The views from the ramparts are simply stunning and then you can walk into the village for a well deserved lunch from a number of excellent places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entitled the "King of Castles" and it truly is! Resplendent in the unexpectedly warm Winter sunshine, the castle opened up to welcome us. At £21.50 for two, not the cheapest of attractions, but well worth the money. The state rooms present a vision of how life must have been to live in the castle. Very atmospheric. Perfect for the whole... More 

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