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Discover the real Last Kingdom of Bebbanburg at Bamburgh Castle

Welcome back to Bamburgh Castle, England’s finest coastal fortress and home of the real Last Kingdom of Bebbanburg. Our opening admission times are daily from 10am – 5pm with last admission at 4pm

Our grounds are now open with the castle’s staterooms and Armstrong & Aviation Museum set to open on 17 May.

Click here to find out more about visiting Bamburgh Castle safely when we reopen

Advance pre-booked grounds tickets are recommended, however tickets are available to purchase on the gate subject to availability. Thank you for your patience.

Adult admission: £6.00

Child admission:  £3.00 (aged 5-16)

Family day pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) : £16.00

Car parking £4.00

Children aged under fives and dogs have free admission (dogs are allowed in the grounds only)

We are operating a cashless system so please ensure you have contactless payment methods with you when you visit. Please wear a facemask inside our ticket office, Tack Room Cafe and washrooms.

If you are a member of Historic Houses you must visit the ticket office  to have your card scanned.

As of the 17th May our ticket prices are as follows 

Adult admission £12.50

Child admission (5-16yrs) £6.15

Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged (5-16yrs) £32.95

Little adventurers admission (0-4yrs) £0.00

Disabled admission £10.15

Parking £4

Dog (grounds only) £0.00



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.

Takeaway refreshments will be available from our Tack Room Cafe and Clock Tower Tearooms to enjoy in outdoor spaces. Please note we will only be accepting card payments. In line with Covid-19 restrictions covered seating areas are limited. Please remember to wash and sanitise your hands before eating.

Disabled visitors are charged at a reduced rate of £9.40 to reflect that they are not able to access all areas of the state rooms, while their carers are given access free of charge.

To download our Access Statement click button below. Please note the document requires Adobe Reader.


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


We know scrumptious food is an important part of your visit to Bamburgh Castle. Our beautiful new Tack Room Cafe uses the best fresh, local ingredients to offer a delicious selection of hot and cold takeaway food for you to enjoy 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.

Hot and cold refreshment stands are also available in the castle’s Inner Wards.

As we’re a cash-free site please remember payment for food and drinks is by card only.


Due to Covid restrictions Bamburgh Castle is regrettably unable to accommodate group bookings. We look forward to welcoming groups to Bamburgh Castle as soon as restrictions are lifted.

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.

Adults   £ 9.40
Child   (5-16)   £ 4.60

For more information please email or call 01668 214208.


Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to accommodate school groups. We miss seeing our school partners and always do our best to provide virtual experiences or video talks with members of our team for schools until we can welcome you back once again.

In usual times, school groups of any size are welcome, with larger groups down into smaller 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 £9.40.

All pupils 5-16 are charged at £3.

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 are happy to work with schools to produce work sheets.

Our rates also apply to home-schooled children.

Please note these prices are only valid during Monday- Friday during term time. Please contact us to arrange visits outside of these times.

For more information please email or call 01668 214208.


Dogs are welcome inside the castle grounds, Armstrong and Aviation Museum, Tack Room Café and Victorian Stables Bar. Please keep your dog on a leash at all times and clear up after them. Only guide and hearing dogs are permitted inside the State Rooms and Clock Tower Tearooms.

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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 £4 per car, giving you access to the beach and village.

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