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Bamburgh – Area Guide

The beautiful coastal town of Bamburgh welcomes thousands of visitors each year and it’s easy to see why! With evidence dating back to the Bronze Age, this part of Northumberland has an incredibly rich history. The charming town has something for everyone, including a famous castle and miles of stunning coastline.

Bamburgh is well known for its beautiful sandy shores. Its huge, open expanse of sand welcomes families, dog walkers and horse riders in abundance. You’ll soon forget the stresses of everyday life as you stroll along the beach hearing the waves lap the shoreline. Voted one of the best spots for surfing in the North East, Bamburgh is perfect for both beginners and seasoned pros. If you’d prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, head to England’s most northerly land-based lighthouse. From here, you can take in stunning views of the Holy Island and children will love to have a go at rock pooling. 

Bamburgh Castle is a striking Grade I listed building which has stood on the Northumberland coastline for over 1,400 years. Known as one of the finest castles in the country, there is a wealth of history to uncover during your visit. The castle was one of the world’s first coastguard stations and the site for the development of the world’s first lifeboat! It was also home to a school and hospital, and it’s believed to have been occupied for 10,000 years.

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