Bamburgh Castle’s usual opening times are daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm every day with last admission at 4.00pm
In line with Government regulations and the easing of lockdown restrictions, Bamburgh Castle grounds will reopen from Monday March 29th at 10am.
You can explore our spectacular nine acres site including the West Ward, Battery Terrace, South Inner Ward, Curtain Walls, Battlements and of course, take in the astonishing views. We will be carefully monitoring the situation and keep you updated should there be any changes to our opening plans.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions our staterooms, The Armstrong & Aviation Museum and Clock Tower Tearooms and Tack Room Cafe remain temporarily closed. We will be offering a delicious take away service with plenty of outdoor spaces to sit and enjoy your refreshments from.
We are reopening as part of Step 1B of the Government’s phased easing of lockdown restrictions which permit heritage attractions to open their grounds for recreational purposes and when the ‘Stay at Home’ message is set to be lifted. We are in contact with the Government’s Depart for Culture, Media and Sport through our partners including Visit England and Historic Houses Association. The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our utmost priority. We will continue to monitor and follow Government advice and regulations at all times. Bamburgh Castle will be opening with restricted visitor numbers to allow safe social distancing, with safety procedures in place including preferred routes, hand sanitising stations, additional WC facilities and being a cashless site. We ask visitors to follow the Government rules of no more than groups of six/ two families.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and liaise with health and safety experts regarding events. Visit our events page for more information.
The castle is open daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm with last admissions at 4.00pm. You are welcome to stay as long as you like within the castle grounds.
We will be opening with restricted numbers and have a set number of tickets available each day. We strongly recommend you pre book tickets to visit us. Advance tickets enjoy fast track entry into the castle, too. Buy pre book tickets
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.
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.
Limited accessible parking is available within the castle alongside the Keep. We are operating a new visitor pick-up and drop off service for guests with reduced mobility. The castle grounds are largely step free, however owing to its defensive position above the coast, the access road into the castle is a steep gradient.
A new takeaway service will be offered with hot and cold refreshments to enjoy in the castle grounds. Please note we are only accepting card payments. In line with Covid-19 restrictions covered seating areas are limited. Please remember to wash and sanitise your hands before eating.
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.
For health and safety purposes no cash is being accepted at Bamburgh Castle. Payments is by card only.
Please make sure you maintain at least a one meter plus gap from staff, other visitors and groups at all times inside the castle and in our grounds. Markers and queue lines around the castle will help you keep a safe distance at all times. We ask that visitors are respectful of this social distancing request.
For your safety, a clearly marked preferred route will be in operation. Please keep to the right side of walkways. A map showing this route will be given to you on arrival.
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.
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.
Hand sanitisers are available throughout the castle. Please use these liberally during your visit.
Our new expanded car park is open. Parking payments will be contactless. Please have your card at the ready and follow instructions for parking. Accessible parking is available for wheelchair users within the castle and a new visitor pick up / drop off service will be offered to visitors with limited mobility.