Bamburgh in Northumberland

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A pristine beach, drifting sand dunes, snug eateries tucked away on street corners, and a magnificent castle view everywhere you turn. These are just a few of Bamburgh’s draws, not to mention its coastal setting in the county's AONB.

A castle view around every corner

As the royal capital of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria, spell-binding Bamburgh holds a history worth discovering. All the while, awe-inspiring Bamburgh Castle will be your backdrop, and you can wander down the main street, past the cosy Copper Kettle Cafe and towards the village’s landmark red phone box for an especially staggering view.

Dominant and dramatic, Bamburgh Castle’s imposing presence along Northumberland’s coast makes for a magical walk along the beach. Head here from Seahouses using the castle as your guidepost and admire its setting behind the wild dunes that sway in the breeze. Enter the grounds of this iconic, medieval fortification for impressive corridors, towering turrets and formidable fortresses. An array of events are constantly happening at the castle, such as Dragon Hunts, Ghost Tours and even Outdoor Cinema Screenings if you stick around after sunset.

The castle isn’t the only chunk of history that Bamburgh Village has to offer. The RNLI Grace Darling is a museum dedicated to Grace Horsley Darling, who participated in the rescue of nine men from a tragic shipwreck. She became Victorian Britain’s greatest heroine, and the profound event had a huge impact on the RNLI as we know it today.

If you’re looking for a cuppa between beach walks, a cluster of cafes line Bamburgh’s stone-front streets. Plus, the village offers high-end restaurants serving exquisite sea food for those wanting to be wined and dined.
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