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A place of fantasy, romance, artistry and invention that has captured the
imagination for over 2,000 years.

Bamburgh Castle is temporarily closed due to national lockdown restrictions. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we safely can. Our usual winter opening admission times are daily from 10am – 4pm with last admission at 3pm


Visitor numbers are restricted to maintain safe social distancing and you must wear face coverings when inside the castle.

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

Advance pre-booked tickets are recommended, however tickets are available to purchase on the gate subject to availability and dependent on the number of people inside the castle and grounds. Thank you for your patience.

Adult admission: £12.50

Child admission:  £6.10 (aged 5-18)

Family day pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) : £32.95

Disabled visitors £10.15 to reflect restricted access to all state rooms. Carers are given access free of charge.

We are operating a cashless system so please ensure you have contactless payment methods with you when you visit.

Pre book and get a 5% discount on advance pre booked tickets

If you wish to book a family ticket via our website please enter the amount of adults and children in your party and the correct discount will be applied.

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

Admission includes access to our stunning grounds, Armstrong & Aviation Museum and 14 staterooms.

Please note that we do not sell grounds-only tickets.



Parking is available inside the castle walls for those with mobility issues. Please note that we have limited spaces. Depending on the 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 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.


Freshly prepared, home cooked food using local produce is served during opening hours in the Clock Tower Tearooms and Tack Room Café is offered via a takeaway service for you to enjoy in our outdoor spaces. In line with Covid-19 restrictions covered seating areas are limited. Please remember to wash and sanitise your hands before eating. Card payments accepted only.



Bamburgh Castle provides a unique experience for groups to discover every day. 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 and offer 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.


School groups of any size are welcome, although we break 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 £3 per car, giving you access to the beach and village.

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