With its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period, Bamburgh has dominated its volcanic outcrop and the surrounding countryside for centuries.
From its humble wooden palisade to the impressive stone walls of today it strikes an iconic pose on the Northumbrian coastline.
Open all year round it welcomes visitors to enjoy the grounds and staterooms. From the medieval kitchen to grandeur of the Victorian Kings Hall there are fourteen rooms to explore.
Housed within are over 3000 artifacts ranging from porcelain plates and figurines to arms and armour. With a beautiful collection of clocks, furniture and paintings helping to maintain a homely feeling about the place.
Outside, their are battlements with incredible views out over the beaches and north towards Lindisfarne and inland towards the Cheviot hills.
The old Victorian laundry houses the Armstrong and Aviation Museum, a fascinating collection of aviation artifacts including engines, propellers and even the wreckage of a crashed Spitfire.
The summer months see an art gallery in the stables, the work of the local artist Peter Phillips, an incerdible talent who works in a variety of media to produce stunning images of the county.
The cafeteria is always on hand to refresh and refuel visitors with local produce.
9th February to 3rd November: every day, 10am to 5pm.
4th November to 7th February 2020: weekends only, 11am to 4.30pm.
Five miles from the A1, 1 hour north of Newcastle and 1.5 hours south of Edinburgh.
Train to Berwick-upon Tweed then X18 bus to Bamburgh from outside the station.
- Offers bike storage
Car park on site
- £2 per day
Parks Taxis 01665 720542
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Family (2 Adults + up to 3 children): £26
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Large font signs and leaflets
- Accessible toilets
- Guide dogs welcome
- Hearing loops
- Access statement available
- Accessible parking
Groups rates start from 15 or more people in a group and we will open throughout the year for them.
Adults: £ 8.76
Child (5-16): £ 4.00
We can offer a guided tour from 10am lasting 45 minutes or a ten minute introductory talk at any other point in the day.
For more information contact us:
A word from the owner
I have lived here for ten years now and had several experiences with ghosts, including two sightings and lots of switching on and off of lights...
- It was the first castle in England to fall to canon fire in 1464 at the end of the Wars of the Roses
- It was the first coastguard station in the world, set up in 1771
- In 1786 the worlds first lifeboat was launched and tested here.
If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in the north east, look no further than the stunning Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh's fairy-tale location overlooks miles of breath-taking coastline, providing a spectacular backdrop for your wedding that will really wow your guests.
We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships in in the grandeur of the King's Hall, rebuilt as the castle's centrepiece by Lord Armstrong in the 19th century. With rich teak panelled walls, the King’s Hall is capped with an ornate ceiling and overlooked by a beautiful stained glass window.
Ceremonies can also take place in the Cross Hall, crowned by light from the soaring windows and surrounded by works of art. The Hall seats up to 150 guests.
From the moment you make an enquiry, our experienced team will work with you to plan your day and ensure it’s stress free – ready for you to start your very own fairy-tale.
We offer a newly refurbished apartment in the grounds of the castle with amazing views both of the castle and surrounding countryside.
The Tower, which has spacious accommodation over three floors, has been fully renovated to a high standard throughout and sits within the walls of Bamburgh Castle, moments from Bamburgh's stunning beach.
The highlight is the impressive top floor living area with incredible far-reaching views to the north and south over Bamburgh beach, the Farne Islands and Holy Island.
School groups of any size are welcome although larger groups will be asked to break down into smaller groups of no more than 12, so please ensure you have enough staff.
We offer one free adult place for every twelve pupils with additional adults at £8.76.
All pupils 5-16 are charged at £3.
The castle is not suitable for groups of Under 5’s.