Bamburgh Castle



Experience Northumberland at a different level from magnificent Bamburgh Castle. 

Whether it’s the thrill of seeing the coast open out beneath you, with mesmerising views towards the Farne Islands, Holy Island and Bamburgh village that you just can’t see from anywhere else. Or glorious staterooms, filled with treasures from around the world, including the castle’s centrepiece – The King’s Hall, discover a castle like no other.

Standing guard above the spectacular Northumberland coastline for over 1,400 years, step through centuries of history at our nine-acre site. 

Explore the real Last Kingdom, an Anglo Saxon citadel where saint kings ruled the Kingdom of Northumbria. A Norman stronghold, Royal seat and the first castle in the world to fall to gunpowder. 

And discover the magic of Bamburgh Castle that captured the heart and mind of one of the Victorian’s greatest inventors, William George Armstrong. 

Bamburgh Castle remains the private, family seat of the Armstrongs to this day and has starred in countless films and small screen productions, from Transformers The Last Knight, to Netflix hit Frontier and moistures recently The Last Kingdom. 

Reopened in July 2020 as a Covid-secure attraction, we look forward to welcoming you back to Bamburgh Castle. 

Bamburgh Castle is open daily from 10.00am - 5.00pm. 

Open all year round 

Dogs welcome

14 staterooms 

Nine acres to explore 

Takeaway picnics from our Clocktower Tearooms - or bring your own 

Outstanding sea views 

Events throughout the year 

Self-catering apartments


Access information

Parking is available inside the castle walls for those with mobility issues.  

Depending on the level of mobility visitors can access The Armstrong and Aviation Museum, The West Ward and The Art Gallery. Wheelchair users can also access the first five rooms on the State Room Tour including the spectacular Kings Hall. There is an audio visual presentation showing the areas they are unable to reach in a wheelchair.

Takeaway refreshments are available from our Clocktower Tearooms to enjoy in outdoor spaces. Please note we will only be accepting card payments. In line with Covid-19 restrictions covered seating areas are limited. Please remember to wash and sanitise your hands before eating.

Disabled visitors are charged at a reduced rate to reflect that they are not able to access all areas of the state rooms, while their carers are given access free of charge.


Prams and Pushchairs are not permitted in the State Rooms please bring a baby carrier with you. Hippy chicks are available to borrow.


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Ticketing and entry prices for Bamburgh Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
day ticket
Child 1
day ticket
Family 1
day ticket

Pre book advance tickets for 5% discount and fastback admission 

Children under five FREE

Dogs FREE 

Dates & times for Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

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Times between 06/07/2020 and 06/07/2021
Sun10:00 - 16:30
Mon10:00 - 17:00
Tue10:00 - 17:00
Wed10:00 - 17:00
Thu10:00 - 17:00
Fri10:00 - 17:00
Sat10:00 - 16:30
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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

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