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Bamburgh Castle is open again


No visit to Northumberland is complete without setting foot inside one of the British Isles’ best-loved fortresses.

Welcome back

Bamburgh Castle is open again!

We are over the moon that we’re open again and we can welcome you back to England’s finest castle. Bamburgh Castle has NINE ACRES of prime Northumberland history with lots of open air spaces  to enjoy. Your safety and the welfare of our team is our top priority. VisitEngland  ‘We’re Good to Go’ standard approved, we’ve lots of measures in place so you can enjoy a visit to Bamburgh Castle with confidence.

We’re looking after you and our staff with managed visitor numbers, social distancing, enhanced cleaning and being a cash-free site, so you can visit us securely while experiencing the thrill of entering Britain’s most iconic castle.

While tickets are available to purchase on the day, we recommend purchasing pre booked advance online tickets with fastrack admission. We’ll be monitoring visitor numbers carefully and will post updates of any queue times for tickets bought on the day here on our website and social media. You can also call us on  01668 214 208 during opening hours to check before you visit.

We can’t wait to welcome you back.

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Be part of our Bamburgh Castle virtual community. Stay in touch, share your love for all things Bamburgh Castle, take a virtual tour and even put in a request for our resident dragon Hope to put out a dedication for you or someone special. It’s all happening across our social media channels – don’t forget to sign up to our new YouTube channel for behind the scenes videos, fascinating history clips and more.

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An Open History Book

Waiting to be Explored

Appearances can be deceptive. It’s only when you step inside and pass through centuries of history and enter the brilliant creation of Victorian innovator William Armstrong that you’ll discover a castle like no other.

Dogs welcome

Dogs are welcome inside the castle grounds, Armstrong & Aviation Museum, Tack Room Café and Victorian Stables Bar

A Day Out

Like No Other

Travel through centuries of history. Immerse yourself in state rooms brimming with treasures. See the scenes of films such as Transformers The Last Knight and best selling Bernard Cornwell’s Last Kingdom series brought to life. Experience regular live open air entertainment and share the most insta-worthy sea views Bamburgh Castle looks over.

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