The attractive and charming coastal village of Bamburgh has all the attributes for a relaxing cottage holiday on the untouched Northumberland coast. Dominated by its iconic castle and wide unspoilt sandy beach, it’s close to historic sites and superb natural beauty – what could be better!
This scenic coastline has lots to occupy visitors, dotted with pretty coastal villages, historic castles and fortifications, and the unique Farne Islands and Holy Island all within easy reach. The region is popular for bird and nature lovers, walkers, and surfers, the stretches of sand also provide horse riding, kite flying and rock pooling around the lighthouse. There are plenty of cosy pubs and wild scenery to make it a year-round destination.
Local history tells of many vessels that were sunk by the treacherous offshore reefs which led to a pioneering coastguard strategy back in the 18th century and the very first lifeboat which was launched from here.
The castle at Bamburgh is a ‘must-see’ destination for all visitors and is certainly one of the most iconic buildings in the region. Originally home to the ancient kings of Northumbria, the structure as it stands today was redeveloped by the famous industrialist Lord Armstrong, in the Victorian period. Archaeological digs in the castle grounds have unearthed astonishing relics and evidence of prehistoric settlements.
There is some excellent local organic produce here as well as many micro-breweries which supply the local inns. The bracing sea breeze and country walks are an excellent accompaniment to the freshly caught fish that go into your fish and chips served up at the local gastropubs. There are plenty of family friendly pubs that welcome your four legged friends and remote beaches such as Ross Back Sands, making Bamburgh suitable for both young and old.
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