Bamburgh Castle creating feel-good factor with host of summer events

Bamburgh Castle is promising a summer-loving line up of feel good entertainment and one-off experiences to celebrate happier times as lockdown restrictions lift.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 4:38 pm
Updated Saturday, 7th August 2021, 10:20 am

Events include outdoor theatre performances, cinema nights, living history with Anglo Saxon and Viking re-enactments, Pilates sessions and vintage car rallies.

Bamburgh Castle hit international headlines recently as a location for a new Indiana Jones film.

Now, visitors will be able to come to the castle and experience its cinematographic magic with screenings of feelgood Dirty Dancing, Bohemian Rhapsody, Grease and Mamma Mia!

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Outdoor cinema at Bamburgh Castle.

While for those seeking a memorable experience to enhance their wellbeing while harnessing the energy of the castle’s 3000-year-old site, Bamburgh Castle is partnering Pilates specialist and GB Stand Up Paddle athlete Anna Little with a series of workshops in the panoramic setting of the castle’s grounds, suitable for all ages and abilities.

Staying true to Bamburgh Castle’s Anglo Saxon provenance as a royal palace and home of the real Last Kingdom of Bebbanburg, see history brought to life with Anglo Saxon and Viking re-enactors and settlement camp.

· Bamburgh Castle is open daily from 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm). Adult tickets £12.50 / child £6.15. Children under five are free. Dogs welcome in castle grounds. Tickets are available at for admission and all events listed below.

Summer events at Bamburgh Castle:

Daily, from 10am to 5pm: Dave the Anglo Saxon Moneyer – Meet Dave in the Anglo Saxon camp where he’ll show you how to strike your own coin and tell you all about life on this very site during the days of Uhtred. (Included in admission. A small charge applies to mint your own coin.)

July 23: Treasure Island family outdoor theatre event; 6.30pm to 9pm. Adults £12 / Children £8.

July 31 – August 1: Anglo Saxon Weekend – Celebrating Bamburgh Castle’s incredible past as an Anglo-Saxon royal capital and home to the kings of Northumbria. 10am to 5pm (included in admission).

August 1: Jaguar Enthusiast Club – See a fine collection of vintage Jaguar cars from the 1930s to current models owned by members of the Kent Region of the Jaguar Enthusiast Club; 11am to 2pm (included in admission).

August 3, 17 and 24: Pilates & Vitality Blue Space workshops – Fortify and reset your mind, body and soul; 9am to 10am. £30 per person.

August 13: Dirty Dancing ... Under the Stars – Open air cinema night; 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets £19.

August 14: Grease … Under the Stars – Open air cinema night; 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets £19.

August 27: Bohemian Rhapsody … Under the Stars – Open air cinema night; 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets £19.

August 28: Mamma Mia! … Under the Stars – Open air cinema night; 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets £19

August 28 to August 30: The Bloodaxe Vikings; 10am to 4pm (included in admission).

Bamburgh Castle event manager Karen Larkin said: “We’re all ready and well in need of some amazing, spirit-lifting times.

"We’re super-excited about the line-up of events and experiences taking place in Bamburgh over the summer holidays and beyond.

“Fantastic anyway as stand-alone events, with the added wow-factor of taking place in England’s finest coastal castle and our incredible setting, high above the coast, they’re elevated to a whole new level and are even more special and exclusive.”

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