Bamburgh Castle has been standing guard on the North East coast for 1400 years. Bought by William Armstrong in the late 19th century and lovingly restored, Bamburgh Castle is now an incredible monument to times long gone. Boasting a unique history, Bamburgh Castle has much for you and your family to explore, including its numerous staterooms, Armstrong & Aviation Museum, and regular entertainment in the open-air put on for your enjoyment. As well as a rich history, the castle has also played a part in many popular films, including Transformers: The Last Knight.
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Alongside a plethora of family-friendly events put on throughout the year, Bamburgh Castle also has plenty of additional activities to offer.
Bamburgh Castle is extravagant in every sense of the word. Boasting 14 rooms that are stunningly preserved, your family will love exploring what the castle has to offer. Just some of the awesome rooms to head for include the King's Hall, the Faire Chamber, and Neville Tower. Prepare to be awe-struck at the displays from its Anglo Saxon and medieval past, including coats of armour!
Once you've explored to your heart's content, sit down at the Tack Room Cafe to savour some delicious food. With a range of cold and hot meals available for you and your family, the Tack Room Cafe is the perfect place to take a break from all the walking and sight-seeing!
Whether your family are natural history buffs or just looking to learn something new, Bamburgh Castle is the ideal location to learn the history of the local area and how it contributed to the country we know and love today. A fort was originally built on the site some time around the fifth and sixth centuries, being rebuilt by the Normans in the eleventh century. During that time, Bamburgh Castle's notable events include its place as the 'cradle of Christianity', being home to numerous kings, including Henry VI, and falling to gunpowder during the War of the Roses.
Aside from the Tack Room Cafe, other facilities at Bamburgh Castle include the Clock Tower Tearoom and a gift shop. Bamburgh Castle also offers a selection of luxurious on-site accommodations, including Grove House, Kingfisher Cottage, and St. Aidan's Lodge.
Bamburgh Castle is a great day out for all the family. However, there is some walking and steep access (though very few steps) so do bear this in mind if you have reduced mobility. The use of pushchairs and prams is not permitted in the State Rooms of Bamburgh Castle, so it is advised that you use a baby carrier. There is also a baby changing unit provided on-site.
Throughout the year, Bamburgh Castle provides a range of both outdoor and indoor entertainment, including workshops, performances, and more. There are also all 14 State Rooms to explore, the armoury, two museums, victorian stables, and more.
If you would prefer a quieter time to explore the castle, opt for visiting in the morning. To enjoy seasonal events, visiting Bamburgh Castle in December is sure to delight.
When visiting Bamburgh Castle, there is not much you need to take with you except a curiosity for historical wonders! If you plan on enjoying the beautiful stretch of surrounding grounds, take weather-appropriate protection such as suncream, a raincoat or an umbrella. Aside from that, you can take snacks to enjoy, or money to buy something from the food sites and gift shop.
There is plenty more to do in the surrounding area of Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Beach is overlooked by the castle and is a short distance away; Budle Bay is also nearby. You can also visit the RNLI Grace Darling Museum or take a trip to Holy Island for the day, the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels.
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Bamburgh Castle has implemented extensive COVID procedures to keep visitors safe. You can view their policy in more detail on the site.
Bamburgh Castle is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm, however always check times in advance on their website before making plans.
Bamburgh Castle is open on most bank holidays with the exception of Christmas, but always check before travelling.
There are many activities available indoors throughout the year, as well as visits around the castle taking place as normal.
The use of prams and pushchairs within the State Rooms is prohibited; baby carriers only. There are baby changing facilities on-site.
Dogs are allowed within the castle grounds, the Victorian Stables Bar, and Armstrong and Aviation Museum. Besides that, the castle operates a guide and assistance dogs only policy.
Much of the castle's amenities are accessible for those with mobility issues, including The Armstrong and Aviation Museum, The Art Gallery, The West Ward, and five rooms of the State Room Tour. An audio-visual tour is available for those unable to access the remaining areas.
You can enjoy your own food in the castle courtyard or other outdoor areas.
If you choose to park at the castle site, parking is paid and typically costs £2.
There are no cash machines on-site at Bamburgh Castle.
There is no WiFi available at Bamburgh Castle.
Toilet facilities are available on-site.
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