Opening Times

From 10th January, the Castle is open 7 days a week 10am-5pm. Last admission 4pm.

Site Closing Times

Last admission to State Rooms – 15 minutes after last admission.

Last admission to West Ward – 30 minutes after last admission.

West Ward closes – 15 minutes before site closure.

Site Closure – see section above.


Visit as many times as you like with our new 12 month annual pass.


We are a cash-free site. Please ensure you have card and/or contactless payment methods with you when you visit.

We are a smoke & vape free site. Thank you for respecting this when you visit.


Adult admission – £17.00

Child admission (5-16yrs) – £8.50

Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged (5-16yrs) – £47.00

Little adventurers admission (0-4yrs) – Free

Disabled admission – £12.50 with free access for carers (available from the ticket office only)

Parking – £5 (payable on arrival only)

Dog (grounds only) – Free


We have our own private car park which is accessible by following the parking signs and driving up the hill to the castle. The car park opposite the castle is owned by Northumberland County Council and not affiliated with Bamburgh Castle.


Historic Houses members must have their card scanned in our ticket office.


Forward parking along with a new shuttle service is available for those with mobility issues. Depending on your level of mobility visitors can access The Armstrong and Aviation Museum, The West Ward and The Art Gallery. Wheelchair users can also access the first five rooms on the State Room Tour including the spectacular Kings Hall. There is an audio visual presentation showing the areas they are unable to reach in a wheelchair. Wheelchairs, walking aids and crutches are not permitted beyond The King’s Hall due to health and safety reasons.

Takeaway refreshments are available from our Tack Room Café to enjoy in the castle’s courtyard and outdoor spaces.

Disabled visitors are charged at a reduced rate of £12.50 to reflect that they are not able to access all areas of the staterooms, while their carers are given access free of charge. Read our full access statement here.

For disabled/carer tickets, please bring along any identification/proof you have.

We will not ask you to provide proof of disability to complete your purchase. We do however observe the right to request proof before issuing your tickets if we feel it is necessary.

Prams and Pushchairs are not permitted in the State Rooms please bring a baby carrier with you. Hippy chicks are available to borrow.


Scrumptious food is an important part of your visit to Bamburgh Castle. Our beautiful new Clock Tower Café and Tack Room Takeaway uses the best fresh, local ingredients to offer a delicious selection of hot and cold food for you to enjoy inside or in our magnificent grounds. From freshly made sandwiches, hearty soups and tasty bakery wares, to delectable homemade cakes made to our traditional recipes, there’s plenty of outdoor seating areas for you to relax and take in the views while enjoying something delicious to eat.

We are a cash-free site so please remember payment is by card only.


Open all year round, we have a seasonal programme of activities and can provide specialists talks and behind the scenes tours of the Castle, its history with bespoke packages for groups to pre-book.

We can offer a guided tour from 10am lasting 45 minutes or a ten minute introductory talk at any other point in the day.

Groups rates start from 15 or more people in a group all year round (please note the price will increase from Saturday 11th November)

Adults   £ 15.00
Child   (5-16)   £ 7.50

We do not offer coach parking, only drop offs.  Coaches should park in the Northumberland County Council car park directly opposite the castle. 

We require a completed booking form for all group bookings which can be obtained by emailing

Please note we are a cashless site, and only accept card payments in our ticket office, gift shop and tea room.

For more information please email or call 01668 214208.


School groups of any size are welcome. Larger groups are split down into groups of 12, so please ensure you have sufficient staff.

We offer one free adult place for every twelve pupils with additional adult tickets priced at £15.00.

All pupils 5-16 are charged at £3.50.

The castle is not suitable for groups of under 5’s.

We can offer a 45 minute guided tour for groups that can arrive for 10am or a ten minute talk at any other point in the day.

We welcome familiarisation visits and we’re happy to help schools organise these in advance.

Our rates also apply to home-schooled children. Please get in touch to book in a visit.

Prices are only valid during Monday – Friday during term time.

We are a cash-free site. Please ensure you have contactless payment methods with you when you visit if intending to to access the gift shop/cafe.

We do not offer coach parking, only drop offs.  Coaches should park in the Northumberland County Council car park directly opposite the castle. 

For more information email or call 01668 214208.


Well behaved dogs are very welcome at Bamburgh Castle. Please keep your dog on a short lead and accompany them at all times. As well as exploring the grounds, dogs are also welcome in the Victorian Stables and Tack Room Takeaway. If using an extendable lead we kindly request that they are kept to a minimum length.

We provide dog bowls across site, if you see one empty please mention this to a member of our team who will be more than happy to top it up.

Only assistance dogs are permitted in the State Rooms, Clock Tower Café and Armstrong and Aviation Museum.

Unless mentioned, dogs are not permitted at evening events.

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Reach us by car and public transport using the East Coast Mainline train and local bus service. All day parking is available at £5 per car, giving you access to the beach and village.

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