Bamburgh Castle is probably the finest castle in England. It is perched on a basalt outcrop on the very edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh, Northumberland. It commands stunning views of the Farne Islands, Holy Island and landward to the Cheviot hills.
The castle has been extensively restored, first by Lord Crewe in the 1750's and more recently by the first Lord Armstrong at the end of the 19th century. The castle continues to be the home of the Armstrong family.
The castle is open daily to visitors and parties of 15 or more from February 19th 2011 to 31st October 2011. The castle is open weekends only from 1st November 2011 until 10th February 2012.
Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site
8th Feb '14 - 2nd Nov '14
Daily 10am -5.00pm
Last admission 4.00pm
3rd Nov '14 - 6th Feb '15
Weekends only 11am -4.30pm
Last admission 3.30pm
State Rooms Open at 11am
Adult - £9.95
Child - £4.50
Senior - £9.00
Family - £25.00
Groups & Schools
Tel: 01668 214 208
Excavation tours at Bamburgh Castle
- 10 June — 31 July 2015 *on now
Tours of the excavation will be offered at the West Ward excavations at Bamburgh Castle daily from June 10 to July 31 by the Bamburgh Research Project.
Tours will be at 11:00 and 14:00, but the excavations will be ongoing every day the castle is open from June 8 so you can always catch one of the team by the trench side if you visit the castle.
Tours and chats with the archaeological team are free but fees apply for entry into the castle.
You will need to download QuickTime to view these interactive videos, depicting the bell, the cannon and the clock tower at Bamburgh Castle. Click into the pictures and use your mouse to move around. Use Shift to zoom in and Control to zoom out.