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2. Bamburgh Castle and Beach

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Bamburgh Castle and Beach


Bamburgh has one of the finest beaches on the Northumberland Coast with a vast expanse of golden sands. The imposing Bamburgh Castle dominates the skyline. Extensively restored in the 1750's and more recently at the end of the 19th century it is open to the public throughout the year.

Grace Darling is one of the most famous inhabitants of Bamburgh. With her father she saved many lives from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire in 1838, rowing out in a storm to rescue passengers and crew. She is buried at nearby St Aidan's Church and you can learn more about her in the Grace Darling Museum opposite.

Bamburgh village has gift shops, a grocers, butcher, newsagent, plant nursery, restaurants, pubs and a cricket pitch, all within walking distance of the village green.

Bamburgh Castle and Beach Address:
Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh
Northumberland
NE69 7DF
England, UK

Bamburgh Castle Opening Times:
March to October daily from 11.00am - 5.00pm. Please check for exact opening dates.
Last entry is at 4.30pm
Please allow plenty of time as there is a lot to see

Bamburgh Castle Admission:
Adult £6.50
Child £2.50*
Senior £5.50
Children under 5 years Free
Group Admission
Adult £4.50
Child £2.00**
Senior £3.50
 
** School parties - one member of staff FREE with every 15 children
Please note: Groups have to comprise 12 or more people to qualify for the group discount shown in the table below
There is an optional guiding service for groups, please pre-arrange for this service if required
Child prices are for 5 —15 years of age inclusive

Car Park £1.00
Coach parking Free.

T  +44 (0)1668 214 515
 
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