Weddings at Bamburgh Castle



Sitting on 9 acres of land on a rocky hill with majestic views over Northumberland coast, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. The immense fortification of Bamburgh Castle is located on volcanic dolerite land. Famous locally as whinstone for the sounds made when hit by a stonemason's hammer, it offers a natural royal chair upon which this venue sits 45 metres above sea level.

Facilities and capacity

Bamburgh Castle's exclusive position overlooking vast views of incredible coastline gives a spectacular background for your wedding day. Choose from two licensed rooms for up to 150 guests wedding ceremonies. The splendour of the King's Hall, which was restored as the castle's centrepiece by Lord Armstrong in the 19th century, or the atmospheric Keep Hall with vaulted ceilings and flagged stone floors which remind one of times of knights and princesses.

From celebratory toasts to wedding feasts, Bamburgh Castle is a remarkable place for a reception. Raise your glass on the Battery Terrace with picturesque views towards the Farne Islands and Holy Island or stay inside the Crewe Room, the castle's former medieval kitchen, enjoying drinks and canapés; in addition, there are lovely marquee spaces available for hire as well.

Services offered

Determined to provide the best levels of personal service, a professional team will make sure your unique day fulfils all your demands leaving you only with memories to keep forever. They will put you in touch with all the wedding providers you might require to put together an absolutely unforgettable day.


Just 6 miles east from the A1 motorway, Bamburgh Castle is located only 42 miles away from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 70 miles away from Edinburgh. It's really a great location for all those planning to have their wedding day in theNorthumberland area.

Access information

While we do have some steps and stairs around the site and State Rooms, the Kings Hall is accessible for wheelchairs. We also have disabled parking and accessible toilets. 

Road directions

Bamburgh Castle is 42 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne and 70 miles from Edinburgh. OS map ref: NU184 351 By car: The castle is approximately six miles east from the A1. All day parking is available at the castle.

Public transport

By bus: A regular bus services is in operation. Run by Arriva and Travelsure the main route numbers are 500, 501, 505, 515, 401 and 411. By rail: The nearest train stations are Chathill (six miles) Berwick upon Tweed (21 miles) and Alnmouth (22 miles).





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