Bamburgh – a beautiful coastal Village on the North Northumberland Coast.
Once the seat of the great kingdom of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of the most impressive sights in Britain. Towering high on the rock above the village, the castle can be seen for miles around and provides a magical backdrop to the long stretch of white sandy beach and dunes which make Bamburgh such a great place to visit.
The castle is open to visitors daily in summer and at weekends during the winter, as is the Grace Darling museum in the village. Grace Darling became a heroine in 1838 when she spotted a shipwreck and along with her father took a rowing boat out to rescue survivors.
She is buried in the graveyard of St Aidan’s church in Bamburgh, a pretty church which is also open to visitors and worth exploring as it holds much historical interest for Cuthbert and Aidan, the most well known saints of the area around the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
The coast of Bamburgh is breathtakingly beautiful, both for the expanses of white sand and interesting rocks, and once you have worked up an appetite from exploring and walking, why not enjoy a drink and a bite to eat?
To taste the best of fresh local Northumberland seafood make sure you visit the Mizen Head at the top end of the village. The menu is inspired by the very best produce from the area. The restaurant boasts an extensive wine list to compliment the menu, as well as a fabulous collection of local original artwork to enjoy. If you decide to lengthen your visit, you’ll be pleased to hear that we have six beautiful guest rooms, ideal for romantic breaks, short holidays and more.