Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7DF

01668 214515

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1385 reviews

Overview

Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings.

The Bamburgh castle we see today is a relatively recent structure, built by famed industrialist the first Lord Armstrong at vast cost in late Victorian times. Lord Armstrong was also responsible for building Cragside House, Gardens & Estates.

But the castle boasts a much longer history. There have been settlements on the site since prehistoric times and the regular archaeological digs that take place on the site have unearthed some spectacular finds.

Excavations were started in the 1960s by Dr Brian Hope-Taylor, who discovered the gold plaque known as the Bamburgh Beast as well as the Bamburgh Sword.

During the summer you can see archeologists working on the site, and there is even the chance to get your hands dirty and see what you and your family can find.

During its more recent history, Bamburgh Castle feted royal guests and English kings, one of whom - Edward IV - destroyed it in the Wars of the Roses.

Lord Armstrong's restoration saved it from ruin and the castle provides an ancestral home to the Armstrong family to this day.

Bamburgh Castle has 14 public rooms and more than 2,000 artefacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork.

We have onsite parking and disabled parking spaces (please speak to our car park attendant on arrival). 

Bamburgh Castle's epic scale attracts film and television crews and it has featured in everything from Time Team to Becket. It has recently become a popular wedding venue.

It won a bronze award in the 2008 North East Large Visitor Attraction Awards and a silver at the Green Business Scheme. And to prove it's universal appeal, the castle was recently a finalist in ITV1's Britain's Favourite View competition.


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Venue

Itinerary

Bamburgh Castle features in the itinerary...
A right royal day out

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Ticket Info

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£10.50
day ticket
Child 1
£5.00
day ticket
Concession 1
£10.00
day ticket
Family 1
£25.00
day ticket

Dates

From To
Saturday07/02/2015Sunday01/11/201510:00 - 17:00
 
Times between 02/11/2015 and 05/02/2016
Sun11:00 - 16:30
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat11:00 - 16:30
 
Winter opening times (Jan - 15th Feb): weekends 10:00 - 17:00. From the 16th February to the 3rd November daily admission between 10:00 - 17:00

Facilities

  • Indoors at Bamburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Indoors
  • Car parking available at Bamburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
  • Credit / debit cards accepted at Bamburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Toilet Facilities at Bamburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
  • Hover your cursor over the symbol to see the facility name or view the key to facility symbols.

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7DF

01668 214515

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1385 reviews

Awards

VisitEngland Attraction

Overview

Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings.

The Bamburgh castle we see today is a relatively recent structure, built by famed industrialist the first Lord Armstrong at vast cost in late Victorian times. Lord Armstrong was also responsible for building Cragside House, Gardens & Estates.

But the castle boasts a much longer history. There have been settlements on the site since prehistoric times and the regular archaeological digs that take place on the site have unearthed some spectacular finds.

Excavations were started in the 1960s by Dr Brian Hope-Taylor, who discovered the gold plaque known as the Bamburgh Beast as well as the Bamburgh Sword.

During the summer you can see archeologists working on the site, and there is even the chance to get your hands dirty and see what you and your family can find.

During its more recent history, Bamburgh Castle feted royal guests and English kings, one of whom - Edward IV - destroyed it in the Wars of the Roses.

Lord Armstrong's restoration saved it from ruin and the castle provides an ancestral home to the Armstrong family to this day.

Bamburgh Castle has 14 public rooms and more than 2,000 artefacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork.

We have onsite parking and disabled parking spaces (please speak to our car park attendant on arrival). 

Bamburgh Castle's epic scale attracts film and television crews and it has featured in everything from Time Team to Becket. It has recently become a popular wedding venue.

It won a bronze award in the 2008 North East Large Visitor Attraction Awards and a silver at the Green Business Scheme. And to prove it's universal appeal, the castle was recently a finalist in ITV1's Britain's Favourite View competition.


Bamburgh Castle is a venue for...
The Clarence Household, Bamburgh (Outdoor)
Bamburgh Castle features in the itinerary...
A right royal day out

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Ticketing and entry prices for Bamburgh Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£10.50
day ticket
Child 1
£5.00
day ticket
Concession 1
£10.00
day ticket
Family 1
£25.00
day ticket

Dates & times for Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

From To
Saturday07/02/2015Sunday01/11/201510:00 - 17:00
 
Times between 02/11/2015 and 05/02/2016
Sun11:00 - 16:30
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat11:00 - 16:30
 
Winter opening times (Jan - 15th Feb): weekends 10:00 - 17:00. From the 16th February to the 3rd November daily admission between 10:00 - 17:00

Special offers

.
Thursday 13/02/2014 - Monday 31/08/2015
20% off admission!

Present your valid Arriva, Glen Valley or Travelsure bus ticket for a reduced admission to Bamburgh Castle.

Not valid with other offers or concessionary rates

Terms and conditions may apply

Saturday 03/10/2015 - Saturday 31/10/2015
20% off for ticket holders!

Ticket holders for 2015 Rugby World Cup games can get 20% off admission to Bamburgh Castle between 3rd and 31st October by showing their ticket at the gate.

  • Indoors at Bamburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Indoors
  • Car parking available at Bamburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
  • Credit / debit cards accepted at Bamburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Toilet Facilities at Bamburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
  • Hover your cursor over the symbol to see the facility name or view the key to facility symbols.

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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7DF

01668 214515

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