Bask in the Beauty of Bamburgh Castle

Posted 23 Nov 15, written by Amanda Lambert

If you’re planning a trip to Northumberland, a visit to the beautiful village of Bamburgh is a must. A Bamburgh holiday offers up any number of exciting activities - perfect for families and their four legged friends.

Sitting above the miles of unspoilt Northumberland coastline, Bamburgh Castle keeps a watchful eye over the region and is one of Northumberland’s biggest draws - attracting tourists from all walks of life.

So, if you’re looking for a fun day out for all the family, make sure you add a trip to Bamburgh - Northumberland’s most vibrant village - to your to-do list. Bamburgh’s unspoilt golden sand beaches and historic castle also mean there’s plenty to keep you occupied for a longer stay in the area, it’s a perfect base from which to explore what Northumberland has to offer.


Bamburgh Castle

Silhouetted against the region’s skyline, Bamburgh Castle sprawls across acres of Northumberland’s lush land. While the castle has undergone extensive renovation work, its history dates back much further than the structure we see today - and the castle’s staff and tour guides will be happy to bring you up to speed.
 
For an action-packed day out for the whole family, a visit to Bamburgh Castle won’t disappoint - and if you’re looking for a game with a view, head over to Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, “one of the most scenic golf courses in Britain”. After a day spent out on the course and exploring this formidable fortress, you can pack a picnic to enjoy in the sunshine or head over to the quaint farm shop and pick up some local produce.
 
From exploring the castle’s keep to getting acquainted with the resident ghosts, there are sights, stories and scares in abundance - ensuring a day out at Bamburgh Castle will leave you thirsty for more.
 
History is at the heart of everything Bamburgh Castle represents - and from inquisitive archaeologists to famous TV crews, this iconic piece of the region brings visitors from far and wide. So make sure you check into this piece of Northumbrian history on your next trip to Bamburgh.


Bamburgh beach

Northumberland is renowned for being dog friendly - and the beautiful Bamburgh beach is no exception. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, bring your pooch along for the walk and enjoy an afternoon roaming along Bamburgh’s vast sandy beach.
 
Experience nature in all its glory and watch as the intimidating waves crash against the shoreline. With miles of unspoilt coastline ripe for exploring, you’ll no longer have to choose between a day beside the sea or a day spent with your furry friend. 


Local dining

After an action-packed day uncovering all that the village has to offer, you can kick back in any one of Bamburgh’s friendly pubs. Bamburgh is a melting pot of haute cuisine, with locally sourced dishes to suit everyone’s palate. So if you’ve worked up an appetite after an afternoon spent splashing in the surf, you can refuel in any one of the region’s reputable restaurants.
 
If you’re a fan of a traditional afternoon tea, a stop off at the Copper Kettle Tearooms is a must - or for a more decadent evening meal, head over to The Victoria Hotel restaurant.
 
As darkness descends over beautiful Bamburgh, accommodation is easy to come by. Spend the evening in the cosy and traditional Ferguson Cottage or for the ultimate home from home, look no further than Puffin Cottage. Whichever of these Bamburgh cottages gets your vote, you’re guaranteed a peaceful night’s rest, ready for another day of exploring Northumberland.

 

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