The dramatic beach...

With the brooding ramparts of one of the UK’s most iconic castles to one side and the world famous Farne Islands on the other, the vast swathe of dune-fringed sands of Bamburgh beach makes for a dramatic visit.

There’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out - from families to dog walkers and horse riders - and enjoy the open expanse of sands here.

Voted one of the North East’s top surf spots, watch surfers vie to catch a break while soaring kite surfers perform daredevil leaps above the waves.

The dramatic and challenging shoreline here which entices surfers today, was once feared by mariners. Treacherous, hidden offshore reefs claimed many a vessel and her crew, leading to 18th century Bamburgh Castle trustee Dr John Sharp to create a pioneering coastguard system to save lives at sea. The first ever lifeboat was launched here.  The UK’s original serving lifeboat house now stands as a cosy self-catering holiday cottage.

Go rock pooling around England’s most northerly land-based lighthouse at Bamburgh. Known as Stag Rocks, owing to a magnificent white-painted stag painted onto the rocks, enjoy views to the Farne Islands and Holy Island from this viewpoint.

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Exterior
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Grey Heron Lodge is a cosy, newly constructed log cabin with every comfort included to make for a relaxing stay. Set literally yards off the sandy grassed dunes of Budle Bay, with a privately owned sa ...

ARMSTRONG HOUSE
Bed & Breakfast
Bamburgh
Armstrong House is a wonderful holiday location for friends of the Abbeyfield Society.  Overlooked by Bamburgh Castle it sits in the centre of the village, close to all amenities, pubs and the be ...

Outside of the Granary
Self Catering
Bamburgh
 The Granary is an outstanding, light and spacious farmhouse style cottage with beautiful landscaped gardens enclosed by stone walls. The Granary has only just been refurbished to a very high sta ...

Lounge
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
Set literally within the dunes of Budle Bay sands, Godwit is the perfect 4 star self catering getaway for those looking for some tranquillity by the sea. With a privately owned sandy beach for all gue ...

Outside Seal Waters
Self Catering
Bamburgh
A lovely self catering cottage for 4 people situated on the headland above the beach with stunning and totally unspoilt views over Budle bay and along the coast line to Holy Island. ...

Quarry Haven, Bamburgh, exterior
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Quarry Haven offers luxury accommodation for up to 6 guests with 2 bedrooms offering en-suite facilities. Located within walking distance to the stunning Bamburgh Castle, beach and village.   & ...

Exterior
Accommodation
Bamburgh
Overlooked by the imposing Bamburgh Castle and a just few minutes’ walk from the village centre and the fabulous sandy beach. Sleeping up to 6 guests over 3 bedrooms, Jara, with its spacious, co ...

Waren Caravan & Camping Park
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Caravan & Camping
Bamburgh
Waren Caravan & Camping Park is a 5 star self-contained touring park with fully serviced modern Gold Award winning holiday homes, fantastic Wigwams and a touring pitch. ...
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Exterior
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Spectacular views come as standard with this 3rd floor (lift provided!) penthouse apartment. Towering over picturesque Budle Bay, No8 The Maltings is open plan with a light and airy feel with a m ...

Outside Dukesfield Cottage
Self Catering
Bamburgh
This stunning detached 4 star self catering holiday home is set in the peaceful countryside location of Dukesfield, 1 mile from the village of Bamburgh and all of its local amenities. ...

Lounge at Crag View
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Crag View Cottage, Near Bamburgh Beautifully appointed 3 bedroom holiday cottage set in open countryside ...

Exterior
Self Catering
Bamburgh
The Boat House at Bamburgh adds comfort and style to a simply wonderful location. This self catering property is nestled within the dunes and comes accompanied with great views of the castle and coast ...

2 Bamburgh Gate, Bamburgh
Self Catering
Bamburgh
2 Bamburgh Gate was once part of a piggery and has recently been transformed into a contemporary and stylish one bedroom open plan studio for two. Ideally located just minutes from the A1, the cottage ...

Welcome to Bamburgh Castle Golf Club
Golf
Bamburgh
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club has been described as perhaps the most beautiful and beautifully located in England. ...
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Lounge
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Set within a private and secluded gated complex and being one of the 3 houses forming part of the 'Crewe Courtyard Cottages' collection, The Bolthole is a newly converted grade II listed property loca ...

Rusty Bodkins
Family event
Join Rusty as he explains the life of a medieval archer, his weapons and training, then have a go yourself and see how well you do! (Small charge for ‘have a go’) ...

Outside St Aidans in Bamburgh
Church
Bamburgh
A church was founded on this site in 635 by St Aidan; the site of his death is marked by a shrine within the present church which dates from the end of the 12th century. A squint, a fine reredos, and ...

Budle Hall in Spring
Free to Book
Bed & Breakfast
Bamburgh
Grand Georgian country house B&B one mile from Bamburgh with afternoon teas, private garden, super-king beds & ample parking. ...
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Budle Haugh
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
The Budle Bay Croft Experience – fun to be had by all - inside or out.  Our child, couples and pet friendly holidays are centered around you! Luxurious serenity with bags to do on an utterl ...

Outside Wynding House
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Wynding House is a beautiful 5 star self catering stone built house in the ideal Northumbrian country village setting. Wynding House is almost sitting in the shadow of Bamburgh Cas ...

Kitchen
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Barn Cottage is a highly impressive, superbly converted stone barn which provides ample living space and 5 star self catering accommodation in a quiet rural location for larger groups or extended fami ...

View
Self Catering
Bamburgh
This building was formerly used as the Bamburgh Boys School. Now, fully renovated, it’s a beautifully located property for a great holiday retreat. Only a 200 yard walk to the fabulous sandy bea ...

Exterior of Finn Cottage
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Finn Cottage is a stylish property in Bamburgh Village with views of the Castle from lounge, bedroom and garden for up to 4 guests ...

Hayloft
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Hayloft is a converted sandstone farm building with traditional slate roof. Set in a peaceful, rural location the 5 star self catering cottage sleeps 3 people. Dogs welcome. ...

External View
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Lovely old vicarage on edge of Bamburgh village, renovated to high standard with private gardens and superb views. ...

No10 The Wynding
Self Catering
Bamburgh
No10 The Wynding is a lovely property situated within Bamburgh village boasting spectacular views of Bamburgh Castle ...

View
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Located just behind the peaceful, quiet loop comprising the tail end of Front Street, near the castle and set within a private and secluded gated complex, Castleside is one of the 3 houses forming par ...

The Handlebards – A Midsummers Nights Dream
Outdoor Event
Join the Worlds first cycling theatre group as they perform a Shakespeare classic. ...

Outside RNLI Grace Darling Museum
Museums and galleries
Bamburgh
A museum dedicated to Grace Darling and her family, as well as all those who Save Lives at Sea. ...
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Exterior
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Aidan cottage is a luxury stone built holiday cottage, providing outstanding self catering accommodation over 2 floors for up to 4 people. ...

Lounge
Accommodation
Bamburgh
A spacious property that has been refurbished to create fabulous self catering accommodation within Bamburgh Village. With five bedrooms, four bathrooms and wonderful views of the village, countryside ...

Bamburgh Six
Self Catering Agency
Bamburgh
Our hand-picked portfolio of design-led and individual holiday cottages takes you on a journey throughout Northumberland from the rivers and hills of the border country, down through Northumberland's ...

Kingfisher Cottage 1
Self Catering
Bamburgh
If the allure of miles upon miles of wide golden sands sits at the top of your holiday wish list, Kingfisher Cottage will be hard to resist. Sitting in an exceptionally pretty village location with Ba ...

Outside Old Farm
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Old Farm is a 5 star self catering cottage situated in a stunning rural location between the A1 and the picturesque coastal village of Bamburgh.  ...

Balcony
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Breakers is a brand new 5 star self catering property situated at Glororum, a small hamlet 1 mile from Bamburgh. Tastefully decorated and boasting modern facilities throughout, the property makes for ...

Neville Tower 1
Self Catering
Bamburgh
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Neville Tower, part of Northumberland’s iconic Bamburgh Castle and one of the most unique holiday homes to be launched on the Northumberland Coast for m ...

Lounge
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
Dairy Cottage is a 5star self catering property situated in a converted sandstone farm building with a traditional slate roof. The cottage is a deceptively large luxury holiday cottage on on ...

Outside Stable Cottage
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Stable Cottage is a 5 star self catering cottage in a converted sandstone farm building with a traditional red pantile roof situated near Bamburgh. ...
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Lounge
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
Isobel is a newly refurbished 4 star, 2 bedroom property showcasing traditional features with subtle modern updates to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. ...

Keep
Historic sites
Bamburgh
A spectacular castle with fantastic coastal views. The stunning Kings Hall and Keep house collections of armour, artwork, porcelain and furniture.     ...
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Games room
Self Catering
Bamburgh
A stunning 4 star coastal self catering cottage set in an idyllic rural location and overlooking the beautiful Budle Bay. One mile from Bamburgh, Budle Newtown is very secluded and peacefully set with ...

Outside Cherry Blossom
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Set in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Cherry Blossom is a 5 star self catering cottage that offers easy access to Bamburgh’s golden beaches and castle and to Alnwick, Wooler, Holy ...

Exterior
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Part of the Heather House collection of properties situated just above Budle Bay, Jackdaw provides extremely comfortable living for up to 6 guests with fantastic panoramic views of Budle Bay and up th ...

Bambugh Castle
Group Attraction
Bamburgh
Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline, Bamburgh is one of the largest inhabited castles in the entire country. Explore 14 public areas and learn more ...

Outside St Aidans Cottage
Self Catering
Bamburgh
St Aidan's Cottage is a Northumberland self catering cottage in Bamburgh. This 4 star self catering property has surrounding grounds secure for kids & dogs. St Aidan's is a converted, detached sa ...

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Self Catering
Bamburgh
Cluster of cottages with sea views. Located next to golf course. Close to all amenities. ...

Outside Village House
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
Village House is a grade II listed, traditionally styled village house located in the heart of the historic village of Bamburgh. Village House has undergone a major refurbishment in 2011 and can ...

Tribute to a Heroine: 80 Years of the Grace Darling Museum
Exhibition
This exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Grace Darling Museum by highlighting its history and development. ...

Erksine Regiment
Exhibition
The Erskine Regiment interpret and re-enact the life of soldiers of the 1640's - the bishops wars. Montrose's war and the English Civil War. (Included in admission) ...

Lounge
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Edynwell is a newly converted grade II listed property located within a peaceful environment on the quiet loop comprising the tail end of Front Street. It is set within a private and secluded gated co ...

Beach House
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Beach House is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Bamburgh and is just a short walk across the sand dunes to the beach. This cottage has everything for the modern family with WiFi, iPod do ...

Outside Friars Farm Cottage
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Friars Farm is a 5 star self catering cottage located just outside the centre of Bamburgh but still within a short and easy walk of all the amenities, Bamburgh Castle and the beautiful beach that&rsqu ...

Outside Pepperclose Cottage
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
Pepperclose Cottage is a Northumberland self catering cottage in Bamburgh. This 5 star self catering cottage is only a minute’s walk from the centre of Bamburgh. Find more accomodation on the of ...

Lounge
Self Catering
Bamburgh
This spacious, 5 star, 3 bedroom self catering accommodation is a charming blend of traditional and modern style. Grove Cottage is situated in the heart of Bamburgh village and is within easy wal ...

Bedroom
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Set literally within the dunes of Budle Bay sands, Brent Goose is the perfect 4 star getaway for those looking for some tranquillity by the sea. With a privately owned sandy beach for all gu ...

Dunford Cottage lounge
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Dunford Cottage, Bamburgh A stylish, pet friendly 3 bedroom cottage with an enclosed garden and views of Bamburgh Castle ...

Outside Oswald
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Nestled within a stunning, rural location in the heart of Northumberland, Annie Oswald's is a 4 star self catering cottage ideally positioned to experience and enjoy all that the Northumbrian countrys ...

Dining area and living room in Greenleaf
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Greenleaf is situated in the heart of Bamburgh village. A 4 star, two bedroom property, sleeping up to 6 guests Greenleaf has been recently refurbished and now includes all the modern conveniences to ...

The Ducket
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
Enjoy a peaceful break in our spacious, warm, well-equipped 4* and 5* cottages in unspoilt countryside near beaches, walking and cycling routes. Each cottage has private garden. Many cottages walking ...
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Small Axe Woodcraft
Family event
Explore traditional woodworking techniques with Jon Purkins, have a go yourself or buy a piece of Jon’s stunning work. (Charges may apply) ...

Outside The Greenhouse
Free to Book
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
The Greenhouse is a Northumberland self catering property in Bamburgh. This 4 star self catering property iis idea for quiet relaxing by the coast. FInd more accommodation on the official tourist info ...

Sandhills 1
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Nestled gently on the edge of the sand dunes on one of the most captivating stretches of Northumberland coastline, Sandhills will evoke nostalgic memories of fresh salty air, long sandy walks and incr ...

Exterior
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Part of the Heather House collection of properties situated just above Budle Bay, Goosander provides extremely comfortable living for up to 8 guests with fantastic panoramic views of Budle Bay and up ...

The Clarence Household
Family event
The fantastic Clarence Household return for three days of living history, talks and superb demonstrations. (Included in admission) ...

Weddings at Bamburgh Castle
Wedding Venue
Bamburgh
Bamburgh's fairytale location overlooking miles of breathtaking coastline, with a license for civil ceremonies, this Northumberland wedding venue is a great choice for your special day. Inside, choos ...

Exterior
Self Catering
Bamburgh
No9 Armstrong Cottage is a freshly refurbished property in the ever popular village of Bamburgh.  Part of the Armstrong Cottage collection, the property benefits from traditional looks with a con ...

Living History with St Cuthbert’s Land
Family event
Bringing the archaeology to life with a living encampment and demonstrations including cooking and warfare. ...

Inside Stewards Cottage
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Steward's Cottage is one of six stone built cottages in the Bamburgh First Adderstone collection. A classy 5 star self catering  cottage for which our interior designer has created a ch ...

Glororum Holiday Park, Bamburgh
Caravan & Camping
Bamburgh
The closest touring and caravan holiday park to magnificent Bamburgh, Glororum is a hidden gem. Just a few minutes drive from Bamburgh village with its shops, cafes and restaurants and miles of empty ...

Outside Apple Blossom
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Situated in a stunning rural location between the A1 and the picturesque coastal village of Bamburgh, Apple Blossom a luxury 5 star self catering cottage. ...

Lapwing Cottage 1
Book Online
Self Catering
Bamburgh
Lapwing Cottage is a part of a barn conversion located in a lovely position 250m from the beautiful Budle Bay and its beaches. The cottage is a cosy, single storey, 2 bedroom, stone building, bea ...

Local to Bamburgh Castle and beach
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Self Catering
Bamburgh
The ideal destination for romantic getaways in the countryside. Breaks for 2 offer couples the chance to swap the stresses of everyday life for a relaxing, rural retreat. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 18 reviews

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