A haven of tranquillity


Bamburgh is a small Northumberland village with a big heart. With its majestic castle towering 150 feet above the North Sea and overlooking the award-winning sandy beaches, you will leave with lasting memories, however long your stay.


Bamburgh village - a stone's throw away from the cottage

Once the ancient capital of Northumberland, Bamburgh is a picturesque village characterised by its historic castle, miles of golden sand and outstanding natural beauty.

Just two minutes walk from Wynding Down's doorstep you'll find Bamburgh's quaint village green, the ancient and charming St Aidan’s Church, which dates back to 635AD and the Grace Darling Museum, which pays tribute to the village’s great maritime heroine.

With a butcher, delicatessen and greengrocer and the historic Copper Kettle Tea Room, a choice of pubs and restaurants, golf, tennis and cricket facilities and a children's play area, the village has hidden depths beneath the stunning views.

Out and about

Beyond the beauty of Bamburgh you'll find some of Northumberland's most striking scenery. The Farne Islands – a mile off the east coast – are home to stunning colonies of puffins, grey seals and other breathtaking natural sights. Take a boat trip here from the village of Seahouses, two miles south.

Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, across the tidal causeway to the north has a wealth of spiritual history waiting for you to discover. Check our visitor book for details of the tides before travelling and visit the wild Cheviot Hills to the west.


Lindisfarne Castle - a romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views

Venture out of Bamburgh to discover some more of Northumberland's idyllic rural communities. Birdwatchers will revel in the ornithological paradise of Budle Bay just a mile up the coast, while the picturesque coastal villages of Seahouses, Beadnell, Newton, Embleton and Craster are all nearby.

Travel 20 minutes by car to the county town of Alnwick to visit its fine and famous castle and the Duchess of Northumberland's world-renowned garden. 20 minutes north on the A1 is the historic walled border town of Berwick upon Tweed.

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