Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7DF
01668 214515

Overview

Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings.The Bamburgh castle we see today is a relatively recent structure, built by famed industrialist the first Lord Armstrong at vast cost in late Victorian times. Lord Armstrong was also responsible for building Cragside House, Gardens & Estates.But the castle boasts a much longer history. There have been settlements on the site since prehistoric times and the regular archaeological digs that take place on the site have unearthed some spectacular finds.Excavations were started in the 1960s by Dr Brian Hope-Taylor, who discovered the gold plaque known as the Bamburgh Beast as well as the Bamburgh Sword.During the summer you can see archeologists working on the site, and there is even the chance to get your hands dirty and see what you and your family can find.During its more recent history, Bamburgh Castle feted royal guests and English kings, one of whom - Edward IV - destroyed it in the Wars of the Roses.Lord Armstrong's restoration saved it from ruin and the castle provides an ancestral home to the Armstrong family to this day.Bamburgh Castle has 14 public rooms and more than 2,000 artefacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork.

We have onsite parking and disabled parking spaces (please speak to our car park attendant on arrival). 

Bamburgh Castle's epic scale attracts film and television crews and it has featured in everything from Time Team to Becket. It has recently become a popular wedding venue.It won a bronze award in the 2008 North East Large Visitor Attraction Awards and a silver at the Green Business Scheme. And to prove it's universal appeal, the castle was recently a finalist in ITV1's Britain's Favourite View competition.

Opening Times

Dates & times for Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

Between 11/02/2017 - 29/10/2017
Sun10:00 - 17:00
Mon10:00 - 17:00
Tue10:00 - 17:00
Wed10:00 - 17:00
Thu10:00 - 17:00
Fri10:00 - 17:00
Sat10:00 - 17:00

We are open weekends only during the winter 29th October 2017  -  9th February 2018.

  • IndoorsIndoors
  • Car parking availableCar parking available
  • Credit / debit cards acceptedCredit / debit cards accepted
  • Toilet FacilitiesToilet facilities

Ticketing and entry prices for Bamburgh Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£10.85
day ticket
Child 1
£5.00
day ticket
Concession 1
£10.85
day ticket
Family 1
£26.00
day ticket

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7DF
01668 214515

Overview

Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings.The Bamburgh castle we see today is a relatively recent structure, built by famed industrialist the first Lord Armstrong at vast cost in late Victorian times. Lord Armstrong was also responsible for building Cragside House, Gardens & Estates.But the castle boasts a much longer history. There have been settlements on the site since prehistoric times and the regular archaeological digs that take place on the site have unearthed some spectacular finds.Excavations were started in the 1960s by Dr Brian Hope-Taylor, who discovered the gold plaque known as the Bamburgh Beast as well as the Bamburgh Sword.During the summer you can see archeologists working on the site, and there is even the chance to get your hands dirty and see what you and your family can find.During its more recent history, Bamburgh Castle feted royal guests and English kings, one of whom - Edward IV - destroyed it in the Wars of the Roses.Lord Armstrong's restoration saved it from ruin and the castle provides an ancestral home to the Armstrong family to this day.Bamburgh Castle has 14 public rooms and more than 2,000 artefacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork.

We have onsite parking and disabled parking spaces (please speak to our car park attendant on arrival). 

Bamburgh Castle's epic scale attracts film and television crews and it has featured in everything from Time Team to Becket. It has recently become a popular wedding venue.It won a bronze award in the 2008 North East Large Visitor Attraction Awards and a silver at the Green Business Scheme. And to prove it's universal appeal, the castle was recently a finalist in ITV1's Britain's Favourite View competition.

Opening Times

Tickets

Ticketing and entry prices for Bamburgh Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£10.85
day ticket
Child 1
£5.00
day ticket
Concession 1
£10.85
day ticket
Family 1
£26.00
day ticket

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