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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Living History with St. Cuthberts Land

  • 11 — 12 July 2015 10am-5pm

St. Cuthberts Land bring archaeology to life with a living encampment. They will be demonstrating military training as well as bringing to life the Anglo-Saxon lifestyle with ongoing cooking and weaving by their group.

Admission

Event is included as part of the regular admission to the Castle.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1639

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

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.

Admission

Tours and chats with the archaeological team are free but fees apply for entry into the castle.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1941

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

QTVR Movies

http://www.bamburghcastle.com/gallery.html

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
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7DF
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.bamburghcastle.com

E-mail

administrator@bamburghcastle.com

Telephone

01668 214515

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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