PUBLISHED: 09:56 23 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:50 14 May 2015
Welcome to 'The King of Castles' and the Armstrong family home since 1894.
Come and experience the sights, stories and atmosphere of the “Finest castle anywhere in this country” (Time Out Great Britain 2009). From wooden palisades to stone built fortress ‘The King’ it has kept watch over the surrounding coastline and countryside for centuries. The formidable stone walls have witnessed bloody battles, dark tales of royal rebellion, spellbinding legends, millionaire benefactors and ghosts who love the place so much they’ll never leave! Storming in from castle car park you can take the ticket office by storm before battling uphill onto the Battery Terrace, home to a variety of cannons. Hauling your trusty shield after you, make your way up to the State Room entrance. Here you can discover fourteen rooms laden with treasure. The Kings Hall with its spectacular wooden ceiling rewards those who make it that far and if marriage is in your heart then this is place for you.
Onward to the Norman keep and a chance to replenish your arms from the armoury filled to the hilt, careful how you go though for the next room is the Court Room and a wrong foot could send you to the dungeon or stocks! If you’ve good sea legs then you’ll find out about Bamburgh’s nautical connections in the Keep Hall before the smell of baking draws you on to the Victorian bakery, Scullery and Kitchen, now home to the castle ‘market’. The King has his own exhibition in the stables with hundreds of paintings by Local artist Peter Phillips of the castle and its contents as well as the village and dunes. Once you’ve worked up an appetite the cafeteria has rations for all to keep you fighting on for the rest of the day. Open All Year. 16th February - 3rd November 10am till 5pm Last Admission 4pm 3rd November - 15th February 2014 Weekends Only 11am till 4.30pm Last Admission 3.30pm Adults £9.75, Seniors £8.75, Child (5-15) £4.25 Family Ticket £24 (2 Adults + 3 Children)