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Bamburgh Castle

Open all year

The Castle is open to visitors all year round and hosts a variety of events, for more details see

Opening Hours

13th Feb 2016 - 30th Oct 2016 - Daily 10am - 5.00pm (Last admission 4.00pm)

31st Oct 2016 - 11th Feb 2017 - Weekends only 11am - 4.30pm (Last admission 3.30pm)

About the castle

The historic capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria.  Bamburgh Castle is the king of Castles.  Believed to have been occupied for over 10,000 years the castle has evolved from a wooden palisade to the formidable fortress it is today.  The first castle in England to fall to canon fire as the Wars of Roses drew to a close.

It was also one of the world's first 'coastguard' stations and the site for the development and testing of the World's first 'lifeboat'.  Under the ownership of the Crewe Trustees it housed a school, hospital and was the centre of its own mini 'welfare state'.  Bought by the First Lord Armstrong in 1894 it is still owned by the Armstrong family who play an active part in its operation and maintenance.  

Latest News

Re-Dedication Service War Memorial 10th November 2019, 12.20pm at the Memorial and afterwards 12.45pm in the Pavilion for Lunch. Hello Bamburgh Residents, Villagers.. A reminder to all, Bamburgh ... Read more »

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