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image for Castle item typeBamburgh Castle

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  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Castle, next open Sat 11 Feb - Sun 29 Oct 2017

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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Details

Home to the Kings of Northumbria this magnificent coastal castle was completely restored in 1900. Collections of china, porcelain, furniture, paintings, arms and armour. It is the home of the Armstrong family, and the building is all in use which maintains a welcoming lived-in atmosphere. A Royal Centre by AD547, the rocky outcrop has been occupied since the prehistoric period. The present fortress is the result of restoration and expansion over the centuries, a building of historic and general interest with the public tour passing through the museum room, grand kings hall, cross hall, armoury and the Victorian scullery. Live archaeology during July and August, complete with children's dig pit, a tea-room and gift shop.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impaired

No Flash Photography in the State Rooms. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed Guided Tours: By arrangement at any time, min charge out of hours £150. Parking: 100 cars, coaches park on tarmac drive at entrance. Education/School Visits: Welcome. Guide provided if requested. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 11 Feb - Sun 29 Oct 2017 Mon - Sun 10:00 17:00
31st Oct '16 - 11th Feb '17
Weekends only 11am - 4.30pm
Last admission 3.30pm

11th Feb '17 - 29th Oct '17
Daily 10am - 5.00pm
Last admission 4.00 pm

State Rooms Open at 11am

Prices

Adult £10.75 Senior £10.50, Child (5-15 yrs) £5.00 Family £25 (2 Adults & Up to 3 Children) For Group Rates and Bookings please call 01668 214 208.

Contact

Mr Chris Calvert

01668 214515

Address

Bamburgh,
Northumberland,
NE69 7DF

Location

Directions

Plan route to Bamburgh Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NU 183350  Lat: 55.60903 Long: -1.71060

By Road:
Travelling either north or south on the A1, take the B1342 (from North) or B1341 (from south). From the west take A697 to Wooler, then B6349 to Belford then B1342.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Berwick-upon-Tweed Station. From station take 411 bus service or 510 service. From Alnwick take either 401 or 501 service.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

No Flash Photography in the State Rooms. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed Guided Tours: By arrangement at any time, min charge out of hours £150. Parking: 100 cars, coaches park on tarmac drive at entrance. Education/School Visits: Welcome. Guide provided if requested. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu