As well as a visit to the castle, you can also spend time in the modern RNLI Museum dedicated to our famous local heroine, Grace Darling. St. Aidan’s church, the site of which dates back to 635, has a fascinating history and link to the origins of Christianity in the area and there are also some wonderful shops, pubs and restaurants to try, not forgetting the renowned Copper Kettle Tearooms.

The beach at Bamburgh is simply stunning. The castle looms high above the sand dunes and the sense of space you feel when you walk along the sands, breathing in the fresh air, is second to none. You may well see surfers in wet suits waiting for the waves to take them on a thrilling ride and hey, you can even join them or take some lessons during your stay. Please ask us for information.

You will find miles of walking and cycling routes** in the Bamburgh area and beyond and plenty of other coastal villages nearby with great beaches, pubs and restaurants. Yo will definitely need more time in Northumberland to se and do everything! Come back and see us again soon.

Beyond the civil parish of Bamburgh and over the picturesque bird sanctuary that is Budle Bay, you’ll find the enigmatic Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Twice a day, this remote island is disconnected from the rest of the world by fast-changing tides - but at low tide, visitors can journey across the causeway for a visit to one of Northumberland’s most brilliant highlights.

From here, you can enjoy breath-taking views of Bamburgh Castle’s formidable silhouette and explore the enchanting ruins of Lindisfarne Priory. The island’s rugged castle sits on its highest point, 100ft above the sea, rising from a volcanic outcrop as though it were part of the rock on which it stands.

In the 8th century, Lindisfarne was ravaged by the first Viking raid on Britain’s coast, although Holy Island’s serene atmosphere and tranquil sea views make this turbulent past difficult to imagine. With a population of just 180, this tidal island is a Northumbrian treasure renowned to this day as the cradle of English Christianity - boasting unmatched views of the world-famous Northumberland Coast.

** For information on local guided walks in Seahouses, Beadnell and Bamburgh, please take a look at the following site: www.villages-in-time.co.uk

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Bamburgh and Holy Island Area

The picturesque coastal village of Bamburgh is steeped in history, and serves as the perfect staycation destination for visitors to the region. Better yet, thanks to a wide variety of holiday cottages, Bamburgh is bursting with quality accommodation options to suit all needs.

Once home to the Kings of Northumbria and simply unmissable because of its dramatic silhouette, Bamburgh Castle is just a short drive away. Perched high on the rocks, the castle dominates the skyline, providing the backdrop to what is a quintessential English village which both locals and visitors have fallen in love with. Nestled beneath its protective presence is the beautiful village green - where the cricket team have been playing on a Sunday afternoon since the 1800s!

One of the region’s biggest draws is its long, golden stretch of sandy beach, which is a popular spot for visitors who are holidaying with their dogs. If you’re looking for dog friendly cottages, Bamburgh is the perfect destination for you - with a range of home-from-home properties meaning you can enjoy a break with the whole family. From getting up close with the area’s wildlife to staying in one of the region’s self catering holiday lets, Bamburgh promises to leave you with memories you’ll never forget.

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