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Bamburgh Castle

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Sam wrote a review Nov 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions
We’ve been to Bamburgh castle a few times now, and find it a great place to visit both inside and out with fantastic views. Plenty to see and such good value.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Colin P wrote a review Nov 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom51 contributions20 helpful votes
Stunning castle , still lived in by the Armstrong family. History by the bucket load . Great views out to sea or over the surrounding area. Excellent afternoon tea served in the cafe. Pets welcome.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Marie J wrote a review Oct 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom58 contributions7 helpful votes
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Lovely castle grounds , state rooms well worth a visit . We also ate in the cafe - had corned beef pie reminded me of being a child .
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle
Responded 31 Oct 2020
Hi there, Thank you for visiting us and the kind review. The homemade corned beef pie is a very popular choice, certainly my personal favourite. Thanks again Will
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Hannah wrote a review Oct 2020
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I visited the castle years ago a couple of times and was delighted when my 5 year old daughter expressed an interest in visiting on Monday. We weren't disappointed. Fantastic for children, these things can go either way sometimes. Very educational, even for little ones. My daughter loved Marley the pony (in fact am dreading telling her that Marley won't be there next time). Was slightly apprehensive about covid regulations, everyone is different, sometimes things are quite uncomfortable when you don't know what you're meant to be doing, but the staff were fantastic. The man on the gate very clearly explained what we were meant to be doing. Then again when we went into the state rooms, and the gift shop they were strict (which is good) about the one way and staggering people in. Couldn't have felt safer. This is the new way of life for a bit and they have thought about everything and have clear signage. The fact there were regulations didn't take anything away the experience. The castle, of course, was beautiful. It couldn't be anything less. Thank you for a wonderful visit. The only thing I think that could say as a constructive critisism is guide books for sale at the gate rather than just in the gift shop, I like to read up on it a bit as I'm going round. But it's probably our fault that we didn't go through the state rooms till half way through the day. Have just learnt that I need to bring an old one.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle
Responded 31 Oct 2020
Good Afternoon 617hannahk, I'm so pleased to hear that hopefully this could be a regular visit for your family and carry on throughout the generations. I absolutely love this review, and I'm sure the team will be over the moon when they read it too. Thank you very much so such lovely words. Its been a really tough time for everyone and our main objective is ensuring the safety of our staff and visitors so to read how safe you felt really is great to hear. Regarding the guidebook, we have actually currently completely sold out so there isn't a single copy within the castle sadly however fearnot as we are very close to the completion of our brand new guidebook that will hopefully be available before christmas and will be in our Gift Shop, Ticket Office and also our website. If you send me an email with your address I'll make sure i send you one of the first copies (will@bamburghcastle.com). Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you and your family in the future. Will
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KateD wrote a review Oct 2020
Bradford, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited Bamburgh castle as a family of 4 with 2 children aged 7 & 10. The castle is situated in a beautiful location with views for miles. The inside of the castle was interesting however not engaging for children. At the end of our trip we visited the gift shop where an extremely rude member of staff served us. Her inability to use technology made her snappy with my husband, snatching his phone when using contactless payment. Her poor attitude put a dampener on a nice day out.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Bamburgh_Castle, Manager at Bamburgh Castle
Responded 31 Oct 2020
Good Afternoon KateDalby83, Thanks very much for letting us know how your visit was. I'm saddened to hear how you were treated in our Gift Shop and will follow this up with the team to discuss in more detail ensuring that this lasp won't happen again. We really pride ourselves on being a very warm and welcoming team here at Bamburgh and 99.9% of the time this happens, on your ocasion sadly we let you down and it isn't acceptable. I do hope this doesn't put you off re-visiting us sometime. Thanks again, and thank you for the feedback Will
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