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Bamburgh Castle

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

Bamburgh, Northumberland, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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 Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly 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

Opening hours

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

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


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


Amazing Castle with Fabulous views

5 star Rating 5 / 5

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.

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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh, Northumberland, England

5 star Rating 5 / 1 (1 reviews)

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