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Please see our our responses to frequently asked questions about visiting Bamburgh Castle.

What are your opening times?

Bamburgh Castle is open daily from 10.00am until 4.00pm every day with last admission at 3.00pm

What is open?

Bamburgh Castle staterooms, grounds and Armstrong & Aviation are fully open.

Are events running?

Visit our events page for more information.

How long can I stay at the castle?

The castle is open daily from 10.00am until 4.00pm with last admissions at 3.00pm. You are welcome to stay as long as you like.

Do I need to pre book?

We strongly recommend you pre book tickets to visit us. Advance tickets enjoy fast track entry into the castle. Buy pre book tickets

Can I just turn up?

You can buy tickets on the day, however please note that we reserve the right to restrict admission should the maximum number of people permitted inside the castle and grounds be reached.

Can I bring a dog?

Dogs are welcome at Bamburgh Castle in our grounds. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and we ask that you clean up after your dog.

Do you have wheelchair access?

We are operating a new visitor pick-up and drop off service for guests with reduced mobility using our golf buggy (speak to the car park attendant on arrival). The castle grounds are largely step free, however owing to its position above the coast, the access road into the castle is a steep gradient. There are various steps and stairs throughout the castle itself.

Will there be food and drink available to buy?

Freshly made food and a wide selection of hot and cold drinks is available to takeaway in our Tack Room Kiosk or to sit in our newly refurbished Clock Tower Tearoom.

Can I bring a picnic?

You are welcome to bring a picnic. Please remember to tidy up after you and dispose of any litter carefully or take it home with you.

Do you accept cash?

For health and safety purposes no cash is being accepted at Bamburgh Castle. Payments is by card only.

Do I have to social distance?

We encourage you to social distance when visiting Bamburgh Castle and to be mindful of other visitors and staff.

Is there a one-way system?

A preferred route is in operation and we encourage visitors to observe this. Please keep to the right side of walkways. A map showing this route will be given to you on arrival.

Are you doing any extra cleaning measures?

Rigorous cleaning programmes are  in place throughout the day, while touch points such as handrails, handles, taps and benches are disinfected and wiped down regularly. We ask all our visitors to maintain high levels of hygiene. Please wash and sanitise your hands before your visit and frequently during your time with us.

What toilet facilities do you have?

In addition to our existing toilet facilities, an additional portable high quality trailer toilet is positioned in the West Ward. We are operating a one-in one -out system.

Will there be hand sanitisers on site?

Hand sanitisers are available throughout the castle. Please use these liberally during your visit.

Are your car parks open?

Our new expanded car park is open. Parking payments will be contactless. Please have your card at the ready and follow instructions for parking.



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