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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 5.00pm every day with last admission at 4.00pm

If you have purchased a ticket prior to the 27th August to visit us you are able to arrive anytime between 10am and 4pm. As of the 26th August we have adjusted our ticketing system to enable visitors to purchase a morning arrival ticket or an afternoon arrival ticket. If you purchase a ticket for the morning this means you can arrive anytime between 10am and 12.30pm and you can stay on-site as long as you wish. If you purchase an afternoon ticket you can arrive anytime from 1pm until 4pm (last admission is at 4pm and we close at 5pm)

What is open?

All 14 of our staterooms, the grounds and Armstrong Aviation Museum are open. We will be carefully monitoring the situation and keep you updated should there be any changes to our opening plans.

Is anything still closed?

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there is limited indoor seating inside the Clock Tower Tearoom while the Tack Room remains closed for sit-in dining but there is a delightful takeaway service.

Are events running?

We are continuing to monitor the situation and liaise with health and safety experts regarding events. Visit our events page fo 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. At peak times we may need to restrict viewing times to one hour within the castle staterooms.

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. Not only do you receive a 5% discount, but you also enjoy fastrack 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?

Accessible parking is available within the castle alongside the Keep. Wheelchair access is restricted within the castle to the first three staterooms and the King’s Hall where a film showing rooms that cannot be accessed by wheelchair can be viewed. Disabled visitors have discounted admission tickets to reflect this, while carers have free admission.

Will there be food and drink available to buy?

Restricted indoor seating is available in our Clock Tower Tearoom and to enjoy in our outdoor spaces. We also have a takeaway hatch alongside our Tack Room Cafe. 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.



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