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Bamburgh Castle open virtually for people to enjoy

Staying connected with Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle might be temporary closed physically to visitors, but we are open virtually for people to enjoy some welcome escapism at their favourite fortress.

Fans of Bamburgh Castle can connect with us on Facebook, Instagram Twitter  and our new YouTube channel for inspirational photographs, competitions, virtual tours, behind closed doors films and meet the people looking after Bamburgh Castle and keeping it safe for you until we reopen.

Bamburgh Castle’s new resident Dragon, Hope, has started a weekly slot on our Facebook page where she will be reading out birthday messages, greetings to family and friends separated by social isolation or to anyone who is feeling isolated and in need of some cheering up.

Visitor services manager Will Douglas said: “While Bamburgh Castle together with the nation is  in lockdown, you can still enjoy a magnificent Bamburgh Castle virtually  without even leaving your armchair. We want to let people know we are all going through his situation together and we’re doing what we can, safely, to send some Bamburgh sunshine out to help brighten up people’s days and to stay connected with people around he world who know and love Bamburgh and miss being able to visit us in person.

“Although the castle is closed to visitors, we still have an amazing small core of people who are taking care of the castle round the clock, and we’re sharing some of their fascinating behind the scenes work on social media.

“We have had an amazing response to Bamburgh dragon Hope’s first video, with people getting in touch from all over the world, from Argentina and California and across the UK, while maintenance manager Andrew has added social media guru to his CV by putting together some fascinating behind the scenes tours on  YouTube about life behind closed doors at the castle.

If you want Hope the Bamburgh Dragon to read out a message of support to someone, send a birthday message or give you a shout out, please email your message to or click here.

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