Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

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Bamburgh Castle combines an idyllic location on a volcanic rock outcropping by the sea with the imposing towers of a medieval fortress, creating one of Northumbria's most picturesque scenes. The castle dates back to the 11th century and underwent restoration in the 18th and 19th centuries. Have a guide lead you through the 14 rooms open to the public. Along the way, you'll see some of the 3,000 pieces of artwork, furniture, china, and porcelain in King's Hall and learn about the castle's colorful history. After your tour, enjoy refreshments and snacks in the Clock Tower Tea Rooms. You might also be lucky enough to witness an archaeological excavation around the castle grounds. If you're traveling with an infant, bring a baby carrier or borrow a "hippy chick" at the entrance, because the site does not permit strollers. Put Bamburgh Castle and other Bamburgh attractions into our Bamburgh online tour itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you are interested only in nice views and walks for £12pp (no concessions whatsoever!), this is the place for you. If you are interested in history/heritage, and often visit historic houses for a s...  more »
  • Bamburgh Castle can be seen for miles around and is a majestic sight as you drive into the town. It was great value for money and we enjoyed walking around the grounds and seeing the Armstrong Siddele...  more »
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  • Great value for money. Stunning views of the coast. Interesting items on view. Impressive building. Nice tearoom. Good day out.
  • Good tea rooms and shop with nice quality locally sourced gifts. Excellent museum. Superb castle and amazing views. Great day out.
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