Bamburgh Accomodation

There are various types of accommodation in Bamburgh. Only a stone's throw from the imposing Bamburgh Castle is The Lord Crewe Hotel with it's Italian Restaurant. In the middle of the village is The Castle, a recently refurbished pub which also owns the Mizen Head Hotel in the village. The Victoria Hotel is also on the main street and offers dining in their Brasserie. Just off the main street is The Sunningale Hotel which also includes a restaurant for outside guests. Bamburgh has a number of self catering properties as well as numerous Bed and Breakfasts. Camping and Caravan sites are very close to Bamburgh.

Bamburgh history

GRACE DARLING

Grace Darling who was born and died in the village of Bamburgh was a heroine. She and her father William, who was the lighthouse keeper of the Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands, went to the rescue in September 1838 of the SS Forfarshire, a paddle steamer on a regular run between Hull and Dundee which had run aground on one of the smaller Farnes. They rowed out in their small boat or coble in tremendous seas and rescued nine survivors clinging to the rock. Grace held the coble steady in raging seas whilst her Father helped the passengers. Grace was 12 years of age when this rescue took place. The Museum in Bamburgh run by the RNLI Heritage Trust illustrates Grace's life, the events of the rescue and her subsequent fame. In the Museum you can see the actual coble boat used by Grace and her Father.

ST AIDAN CHURCH

Aidan was an Irish Monk who was part of of St. Clumba's community on Iona. At the request of King Oswald of Northumbria he came to Bamburgh from Iona and caused the first church to be built, probably on the site of the present church in 635. St Aidan with 12 other missionary monks from Iona established a Columban style Community on the island of Lindisfarne, (Holy Island?) There are active bell ringers at St Aidan Church who ring for Sunday services, weddings and special days of Bamburgh village. This is a beautiful church steeped in history.

View our Self Catering in Bamburgh page for further Bamburgh history.