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Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

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Bamburgh Castle combines an idyllic location on a volcanic rock outcropping by the sea with the imposing towers of a medieval fortress, creating one of Northumbria's most picturesque scenes. The castle dates back to the 11th century and underwent restoration in the 18th and 19th centuries. Have a guide lead you through the 14 rooms open to the public. Along the way, you'll see some of the 3,000 pieces of artwork, furniture, china, and porcelain in King's Hall and learn about the castle's colorful history. After your tour, enjoy refreshments and snacks in the Clock Tower Tea Rooms. You might also be lucky enough to witness an archaeological excavation around the castle grounds. If you're traveling with an infant, bring a baby carrier or borrow a "hippy chick" at the entrance, because the site does not permit strollers. Put Bamburgh Castle and other Bamburgh attractions into our Bamburgh online tour itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I was surprised to read some negative reviews as I rated Bamburgh Castle as one of the best visitor attractions I have visited, and in one of the most beautiful locations. Even though the weather was....  more
    I was surprised to read some negative reviews as I rated Bamburgh Castle as one of the best visitor attractions I have visited, and in one of the most beautiful locations. Even though the weather was....  more »
  • Visiting in mid November, did not expected to see every room trimmed for Christmas; with decorations obscuring some of the artifacts. I asked why most of the rooms were badly lit as I was unable to... 
    Visiting in mid November, did not expected to see every room trimmed for Christmas; with decorations obscuring some of the artifacts. I asked why most of the rooms were badly lit as I was unable to...  more »
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  • Even in dull weather the castle is stunningly beautiful. Its like walking around Hogwarts. The kids loved it as you can see from the pictures. It's right on the sea front which is perfect for a walk with the kids and the dog. Car park was close and reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.
  • Great location with superb views over the coast. The inside is fully furnished and loaded with antiques. Make sure sure you arrive well before 4 pm. Save some time to enjoy the outside too. It cost us about $19 a ticket.

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