Bamburgh Tourist Information

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Located right in the centre of the Northumberland Heritage Coast, beautiful Bamburgh is the site of one of Britain’s most popular castles and favourite views! The prominent and elevated Bamburgh Castle occupies a site long a Northumberland stronghold. The castle’s Anglo-Saxon well and Norman Keep are evidence of that, however archaeological digs around the site have unearthed much older evidence of a defensive fort stretching back to the first century.

Today this Northumberland castle offers a great interactive experience for children and the perfect dramatic wedding venue. Stay in a luxury Bamburgh boutique hotel near the village centre and spectacular sandy beach coastline or opt for a quirky cottage around the town and in the nearby Belford village area. This area of the Northumberland heritage coast offers a fantastic choice of luxury accommodation at outstanding value prices.

Bamburgh Beach

Bamburgh Beach

Don’t miss a visit to Bamburgh’s Grace Darling Museum telling the story of lighthouse keeper’s daughter Grace, a National Hero in her own early Victorian time, who set out in a small boat during a storm on a rescue mission, saving the lives of nine men. Other highlights not to miss in Bamburgh are some of the best distance views of Holy Island and the Farne Islands from its beautiful long sandy beach!

Base yourself near some of Northumberland’s best beaches here in Bamburgh. The village centre around the castle offers some delectable real ale traditional inns and the odd village shop, plus you’ll find top coastal golf in the area! Choose Bamburgh B&Bs for your romantic break on the Heritage Coast – the location is perfect for exploring nearby Holy Island to the north and boat trips to the Farne Islands from Seahouses to the south. Book Bamburgh accommodation now with Iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.