- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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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
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF, England
Click here to visit Bamburgh Castle's website
01668 214 515
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
11th February to 29th October 2017 - Open daily 10:00 to 17:00
29th October 2017 to 9th February 2018 - Open weekends only 11:00 to 16:30
Kids (5-16): £5.00
Under 5's: free
Family (2 adults, up to 3 kids): £26.00
Amazing Castle with Fabulous views
Written by CazBud . 11.12.17
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.