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Bamburgh Introduction

From dramatic windswept sand dunes and a stunning medieval castle to amazing wildlife on the nearby Farne Islands, Bamburgh is an awe-inspiring place of natural beauty and historic grandeur. First inhabited at the end of the Ice Age, Bamburgh has a vast history overseen by the imposing Bamburgh Castle, which began as a humble wooden palisade over 10,000 years ago. The medieval village is now a thriving modern community with excellent golf, lively seaside pubs, pristine beaches and myriad outdoor sports.

Hotels in Bamburgh

Historic Bamburgh is not the place for chain hotels or modern steel edifices. It is a place of consummate charm, with warm and welcoming Bamburgh hotels offering gorgeous views of the castle, golden sandy beaches and crashing waves. They boast generous rooms and convivial restaurants with delicious food and good beer. There are also several fine bed and breakfasts housed in beautiful stone buildings. They provide WiFi access and car parking, plus facilities for cyclists to safely store their bicycles and cycling gear. Self-catering options abound, from old schoolhouses and cottages to country farmhouses and modern apartments.

Where to stay

Most hotels in Bamburgh have sea views. For the most spectacular, look for hotels along the B1342 and B1340. If you want to be close to magnificent Bamburgh Castle, look for hotels in the heart of town, where the B1342 intersects with Lucker Road, Ingram Road and Links Road. If you'd like a bit more solitude for your Bamburgh holiday, head further inland along Lucker Road. Here you'll have the peace of the countryside while being within easy driving distance of Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh Castle Golf Club and nearby villages.

Things to see

No trip to Bamburgh is complete without a tour of Bamburgh Castle, a vast fortification that overlooks the crashing surf. A place where myths and legends mingle with ghost stories and bloody rebellions, Bamburgh Castle is home to a treasure trove of stories and historic artefacts to delight and educate. A boat ride to the Farne Islands is a must. Hop aboard to explore these beautiful islands and discover a 14th century chapel and Georgian lighthouse, while keeping your eyes peeled for cheeky puffins and adorable grey seals. The Grace Darling Museum honours the heroism of a valiant young woman who helped save the lives of shipwreck survivors in 1838, and St. Aidan's Church is a beautiful old building with stunning views of the sea and Bamburgh Castle. Fans of Harry Potter will love a day trip to nearby Alnwick Castle where numerous scenes were shot for the iconic movies.

How to get to Bamburgh

International visitors to Bamburgh often start their journey by plane, arriving in London before catching a connecting flight to Newcastle Airport, which is about 60 km from Bamburgh. In Newcastle you can hire a car and follow the B1340 coast road for a leisurely journey with beautiful sea views. If you prefer someone else to do your holiday driving, you can take a train to Chathill, Berwick or Alnmouth, then catch a bus to Bamburgh. You can also fly into Amsterdam then take the ferry to Port of Tyne. From there proceed by car, or train and bus, to Bamburgh.