Best Things To Do in Bamburgh

06 Jun 2022

If you’re the exploring type and are due some time off from the everyday grind, then why not head to Bamburgh to see what beautiful sights the Northumberland coast has to offer?

The UK is home to many awe-inspiring locations and it’s true that sometimes we don’t realise what we have waiting right on our doorstep!

With a breath-taking castle view wherever you turn, a pristine beach, stunning sand dunes, and plenty of snug eateries; Bamburgh is an amazing day out for all the family.

The royal capital of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria, Bamburgh boasts spell-binding history well worth unfolding, and with plenty of opportunities to do so, you’ll never run out of things to do during your stay.

Bamburgh Castle

Standing above Northumberland’s spectacular coastline for over 1,400 years, Bamburgh Castle is the perfect family day out. Oozing with many exciting things to do for a range of ages, it’s clear to see why it is Northumberland’s best visitor attraction and national treasure.

Admire the open coast beneath you, discover fascinating artefacts and heirlooms as you wander the staterooms, enjoy a collection of displayed battle-scarred weapons, check out literature from the mid-18th century in the library, and spend time in the King’s Hall.

Plus, keep an eye out for special events happening at Bamburgh Castle throughout the year. From seasonal wreath making and medieval re-enactments to theatre performances and outdoor cinema showings.

Bamburgh Beach

Stretching for miles and sheltered by beautiful sand dunes, the beach skyline is dominated by the striking outline of Bamburgh Castle.

Bamburgh Beach is a highly rated location for surfing because the waves naturally break to the left and right of the sandbars. Windsurfing is also permitted, however, there is no lifeguard present, so it is advisable to be careful at all times.

However, if you wish to do some more exploring, turn right on the beach towards the Seahouses. There you will find a fantastic bird-watching spot as well as many unusual shells – you may even be able to catch a glimpse of some grey seals!

Farne Islands

Lying two to three miles off the coast of Northumberland between the charming fishing village of Seahouses and Bamburgh Castle.

Farne Islands is a prolific spot for photography, bird watching, and seal spotting. Numerous cruises are held throughout the year for the chance to explore and no matter what your age or mobility level, it is a gratifying experience for all.

Grace Darling Museum

Discover the history of Grace Darling, daughter of a lighthouse keeper in Bamburgh in 1814, at Grace Darling Museum. Learn how she and her father helped a number of people survive from a steamship accident in Farne Islands.

Grace Darling is buried in the graveyard of St Aidan’s Church in Bamburgh if you wish to pay your respects to her actions of bravery.

Local shops and restaurants

The heart of Bamburgh offers a number of unique shopping opportunities as well as many snug eateries.

A popular choice for high-quality seafood is The Potted Lobster or tuck into hearty pies and delicious sandwiches at Wyndenwell or feed your appetite with tasty pub grub at The Lord Crewe Hotel & Restaurant.

Purchase a holiday home this summer with Maguires Country Parks and explore Bamburgh and the surrounding areas for years to come. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help you.

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