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A unique location for filming and photoshoots

A wealth of opportunities

A dramatic location

With its dramatic location towering 150 feet above one of the most breathtaking stretches of the British coastline, Bamburgh Castle and the surrounding Bamburgh Castle Estate has welcomed countless film, television dramas, travel and history documentary makers and has starred as a striking backdrop in national advertising campaigns and photoshoots.

History, coast & unbeatable views

The castle’s state rooms range from the grandeur of The King’s Hall to the Gothic atmosphere of the historic Norman Keep with its vaulted stone ceilings. With it come nine-acres of prime Northumberland history, boasting outstanding views across the sea towards Holy Island and the Farne Islands.

Our superb portfolio of locations includes Bamburgh Beach and surrounding landscape in Bamburgh village and beyond. Iconic Bamburgh Castle has been used to showcase North East England and Great Britain across the globe. Our striking image has graced arrivals halls in Sydney and Heathrow International Airports and featured on public transport in Dubai, while closer to home it has proved a stunning backdrop to advertising campaigns including Barbour and SEAT UK.

A starring role

Bamburgh Castle and Estate have featured in numerous films including:

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
The BFG (2016)
MacBeth (2015)
The Virgin Queen (2005)
Elizabeth (1998)
Spymaker (The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990)
Robin of Sherwood (1984 – 1986)
Ivanhoe (1982)
The Tempest (1979)
The Devils (1971)
MacBeth (1971)
Mary Queen of Scots (1971)
Becket (1964)
Huntingtower (1927)

Small screen productions include:

Frontier (2018)
The Last Kingdom (2018)
Countryfile Christmas Special (2016)
BBC Coast (2015)
Castles: Britain’s Fortified History (2014)
World’s End (2014)
Time Team (2014)
Behind Closed Doors (2015

Contact us

Please contact us with your filming and photoshoot enquiries for Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle Estate on 01668 214208 or email administrator@bamburghcastle.com

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