Bamburgh Castle

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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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Adult - £9.95
Child - £4.50
Senior - £9.00
Family - £25.00

Groups & Schools
Tel: 01668 214 208

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QTVR Movies

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.

Bamburgh Castle
Links Road
NE69 7DF

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01668 214515

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