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

What are your opening times?

Bamburgh Castle’s usual opening times are daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm every day with last admission at 4.00pm

What is open?

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. Our staterooms and The Armstrong & Aviation Museum will open on 17 May.

Are events running?

We are continuing to monitor the situation and liaise with health and safety experts regarding events. Visit our events page for more information.

How long can I stay at the castle?

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.

Do I need to pre book?

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

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?

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.

Will there be food and drink available to buy?

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.

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.

How will you make sure people social distance?

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.

Will there be a one-way system?

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.

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. 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.



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