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Bamburgh Castle

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Bamburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Information

Bamburgh Castle is filled with hundreds of years’ worth of dark tales, rebellion, myths, millionaire benefactors and more. There’s even evidence that people have lived here as far back as 10,000 BC. What more could you want?!

Perched atop a volcanic outcrop, the castle has 14 public areas including the Clock Tower Tea Rooms and several grand State Rooms. Each one is packed with a veritable treasure trove of items to investigate with a guide or audio tour. NB. The State Rooms are not pram accessible so borrow or bring a baby carrier. Hear stories of visitors who’ve heard strange noises over the years, like babies crying or the sound of unseen footsteps... There’s even been word of people being touched by unseen hands. Eek!

Make a day of your visit on the lovely sandy beach where you could take a picnic. On clear days you can also look out from the coast to the Farne Islands where puffins and cuddly seal pups congregate. Plus during the summer the pro team run archaeological excavations. Show us a kid who doesn’t love digging!

  • Explore this famous and ancient castle
  • Visit the local beach
  • Watch live archaeological excavations

Opening hours

10th February - 4th November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

5th November - 9th February
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £10.95
Kids (5-16): £5.00
Under 5's: Free
Family (2 adults, up to 3 kids): £26.00

Travel & Contact Information


Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF, England

Phone number

01668 214 515



Click here to visit Bamburgh Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Bamburgh Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Bamburgh Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Bamburgh Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Bamburgh Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Amazing Castle with Fabulous views 5 out of 5 stars

Went to with my sister and 6 year old niece. The Castle is high on a hill and looks very impressive. There are activities for the kids to get involved as you move around the castle rooms and the tea rooms make for a welcome break. St Aidens beach is only 5 minutes away too. Great day out.

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