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The Christmas Kingdom is returning to Bamburgh Castle

Northumbrian myths and legends inspire this year’s magical new Christmas installation

Shimmering, shell-encrusted lagoons where selkies dive, frosted forests sprinkled with faerie magic and legendary characters reimagined in all their festive finery…

Our spectacular Christmas Kingdom is returning with a fantastical new festive theme inspired by The Enchanted Myths and Legends of Northumbria.

Following on from her sumptuous The Twelve Days of Christmas installation last year, theatrical designer Charlotte Lloyd Webber and her event design team are set to wow visitors of all ages with this year’s festive interpretation which will be our most dazzling Christmas experience yet.

Opening to the public of Saturday 11 November, Bamburgh Castle’s staterooms will become the backdrop for what has become the north east’s largest indoor Christmas experience. Entry is included with general admission tickets on sale now via here.

Promising breathtaking theatrical installations alongside trees festooned with faerie favourites, stunningly lit foliage and lavishly dressed rooms.

Visitors will be introduced in to a magical world where fairies flit and banquet, selkies and mermaids sport by mythical pools, Yule traditions are celebrated and legendary characters connected to the Castle are marvellously reimagined.

Many of the installation’s characters are designed and hand-made by Berwick-upon-Tweed based sculptor and prop maker, Mandy Bryson. Using mixed media 3D art combining sculpture, textiles and painting, Mandy also uses ‘faux taxidermy’ – an alternative to actual taxidermy.

Along with the Myths and Legends installation, tickets are on sale for personalised ‘Meet Father Christmas’ experiences in the Castle’s grotto. Organisers advise early booking to avoid disappointment, as personalised events sell out quickly.

Other Christmas highlights include:

Personalised Meet Father Christmas Experiences 
An enchanting and truly magical opportunity for children to meet Father Christmas himself at Bamburgh Castle in his fairy tale grotto

Christmas Wreath Making  21, 24, 27 & 30 November
Make and adorn your very own Christmas Wreath in the glorious setting of Bamburgh Castle. Sessions last around two hours and include all materials, expert tuition and refreshments.

  • The Enchanted Myths and Legends of Northumbria at Bamburgh Castle runs from Saturday 11 November – Sunday 7 January, daily from 10am – 4pm.

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