Bamburgh Castle

Type:Castle / Fort

Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF

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Home to the Kings of Northumbria this magnificent coastal castle was completely restored in 1900. Collections of china, porcelain, furniture, paintings, arms and armour. It is the home of the Armstrong family, and the building is all in use which maintains a welcoming lived-in atmosphere. A Royal Centre by AD547, the rocky outcrop has been occupied since the prehistoric period. The present fortress is the result of restoration and expansion over the centuries, a building of historic and general interest with the public tour passing through the museum room, grand kings hall, cross hall, armoury and the Victorian scullery. Live archaeology during July and August, complete with children's dig pit, a tea-room and gift shop.

No Flash Photography in the State Rooms. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed Guided Tours: By arrangement at any time, min charge out of hours £150. Parking: 100 cars, coaches park on tarmac drive at entrance. Education/School Visits: Welcome. Guide provided if requested. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only

Guide Prices

Adult £11.25, Child (5-16 yrs) £5.50, Family (2 + 3) £28. For groups please contact


Road Directions

By Road:Travelling either north or south on the A1, take the B1342 (from North) or B1341 (from south). From the west take A697 to Wooler, then B6349 to Belford then B1342.By Public Transport:Nearest station is Berwick-upon-Tweed Station. From station take 411 bus service or 510 service. From Alnwick take either 401 or 501 service.Accessible by Public Transport.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop
  • Licenced for alcohol

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours by arrangement


Opening Times

* Last admission is 16:00.
Tours available out of hours - please contact or see website for more details.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017
  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2017
  • Visit England VistEngland VAQAS 2017

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