Average time spent – 1.5-2 hours.
Things to do Bamburgh Castle review
There have been people living on this dolerite outcrop since 420 AD. Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland now stands proud next to the coastline. The Vikings destroyed the fort back in 993 and the castle was built by the Normans although what you see today dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
You can follow the outer walls of the castle around on the side of the sea which offers spectacular views of the coastline. The castle towers 150 feet above the sea and the views of the beach and the sand dnes are outstanding.
The castle was once home to the inventor William Armstrong who was known as the Magician of the north. There is a museum that celebrates his achievements and houses aviation artefacts from two world wars. The Armstrong family still own the castle today. You can also explore 14 staterooms that house priceless treasures, artwork and ceramics from around the world.
Kids will love the Dragon’s trail where they can unravel clues or there are often family-friendly events on at the castle.
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.
Important Information Bamburgh Castle
Eating – There is the clock tower tea rooms within the castle.
Facilities in brief – Historical castle with things to see indoors and outdoors, there is a museum celebrating William Armstrong who once lived there and 14 staterooms to explore. They have child-friendly trails and events. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult standard ticket costs £11.16, children age 5-18 cost £5.46. Under 5s are free. Parking is £3.
Opening: Bamburgh castle is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs on a lead are welcome inside the castle grounds, Armstrong and Aviation Museum, Tack Room Café and Victorian Stables Bar.
Address: Bamburgh NE69 7DF, Northumberland, England. Phone: 01668 214208
Category – Historical Castle – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages