Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Homepage, Northumberland | 0 comments

The King of Castles sits at the heart of the Northumberland Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty providing a focal point amongst sweeping beaches, dunes and amazing views out to the Farne Isles.
Helpful facts:
  • Situated on the east coast in North Northumberland it is only an hour’s drive from Newcastle and an hour and half drive from Edinburgh
  • It houses over 3000 items in fourteen State Rooms
  • There is a very interesting Armstrong and Aviation Artefacts Museum
  • You can see live archaeology in the summer months on England’s top Anglo-Saxon excavation
  • There is a cafeteria in the castle grounds
  • Bamburgh was once the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria
  • All groups get a free ten minute talk
  • We have handbooks in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch and Polish
Ideal for:

 Individuals, groups

Did you know?

The castle was the site of the world’s first ‘coastguard’ station and was the first castle in England to fall to canon fire.

Top Tip

Arrive at 10am for a free forty-five minute guided tour through the State Rooms with one of our expert guides.

All images courtesy of Nick McCann