Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland
Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland

Want to journey back thousands of years through time? Come on a journey to Bamburgh Castle, situated on the gorgeous coastline of Northumberland, 150 feet above the great Bamburgh beach. Visitors of the castle can come and discover the stories and secrets of the Castle’s history and take a journey through time to learn about the last kingdom of Bebbanburg, immersing themselves in the echoes of battles, rebellions, and secrets dating back thousands of years.

What Castles can I visit in Northumberland?

Bamburgh Castle is a fantastic castle to visit, with amazing architecture and plenty to explore inside. Originally an Anglosaxon citadel, the castle became an impenetrable Norman stronghold and was later home to several Kings throughout history - ranging from Henry VI to James I. The Castle also holds the record of being the first castle in the world to have fallen to gunpowder in the War of the Roses.

Inside the castle, guests can explore the beautiful interior of the building, including:

The King’s Hall – A victorian masterpiece built with resources sourced from as far away as Thailand.

The Armoury – Filled with a chilling collection of weapons such as Pikes, Halberds, Bows, and Crossbows that were used in battles for the castle over the years.

The Keep – The mighty walls of the Keep make it the oldest surviving facility on the castle’s grounds.

With many more parts of the castle waiting to be explored by you! As an added bonus films like Transformers: The Last Knight, and the hit series The Last Kingdom were also shot here!

  • Open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily with the last admission at 4 pm
  • Adult tickets for £12.50
  • Child tickets for £6.15 (Ages 5 to 16)
  • Little Adventurer tickets for free (ages 0 to 4)
  • Disabled admission £10.15 (includes free access for carers)
  • Dogs are allowed on grounds only (must be kept on a lead at all times)
  • Parking for £4
  • Accommodation available

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