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Vast stretches of unspoilt white sandy beaches and cosy pubs

Bamburgh Castle

With its imposing castle and vast stretch of golden sand, Bamburgh is undoubtedly one of the most dramatically situated villages on the Northumberland coast. The village itself lies within the region’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and rightly so. The coast around Bamburgh is ruggedly beautiful and a haven for wildlife.

During the medieval period, Bamburgh was the centre of Royal Northumbria and evidence of its rich history is everywhere as you explore the village. In the centre of Bamburgh you’ll find St Aiden’s Church, an art studio, a butcher and a shop selling locally produced ice-cream and traditional sweets. There’s also a good selection of places to eat, an excellent deli and an inviting tea room. Some of Northumberland’s most spectacular scenery is on Bamburgh’s doorstep. Hiking, horse-riding and swimming are all easily accessible from the village.

Bamburgh beach

Bamburgh Beach is a dramatic place to sunbathe or take a bracing dip in the sea. The imposing Bamburgh Castle looms over the beach, which is backed by sweeping dunes. This is also one of the area’s best surf spots and is well-known for its consistent conditions. The beach is popular with dog walkers and horse-riders who are drawn to the wide open space and spectacular views.

Regardless of the time of year, it’s never hard to find a quiet spot to lay down a towel.

Bamburgh Castle sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Northumberland coast. It covers no less than nine acres and rises to 45 metres above sea level. Visitors are free to explore much of the castle, and can even watch a live archaeological excavation.

Bamburgh is also home to the Grace Darling Museum, which tells the story of one of the world’s most famous sea rescues. During a terrible storm in 1838, Grace rowed her boat to the rescue of the survivors of a shipwreck. The museum tells her incredible story and even has her boat on display.

Considering its modest size, Bamburgh has an excellent variety of places to eat.

“With its imposing castle and vast stretch of golden sand, Bamburgh is undoubtedly one of the most dramatically situated villages on the Northumberland coast“

Try The Potted Lobster for some fantastic freshly-caught seafood. If you’re after a good cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake, look no further than the Copper Kettle Tearooms, located in a beautiful cottage which dates back to the 1700s.

While you’re there

Bamburgh Beach

Miles of sandy beach perfect for swimming, surfing and windsurfing.

Bamburgh Castle

A castle perfect for exploring with children, indulge in the fascinating history.

Grace Darling Museum

Learn about the story of Grace Darling in this fascinating family friendly museum.

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