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Things to do in Bamburgh

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Bamburgh has to offer

Bamburgh, Northumberland is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

A visit to Northumberland wouldn’t be complete without stopping by at some of the top things to do in Bamburgh.

Bamburgh Castle dominates this picturesque coastal village, a stunning structure built in the Victorian era. The castle is a popular Bamburgh attraction, as is the nearby Lindisfarne Castle. The latter is a 16th-century structure located on Holy Island, a tidal land mass off the coast of Berwick-upon-Tweed.  The island is also home to the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory, a medieval structure once the home of St Cuthbert.

The glistening Bamburgh Beach borders this charming village, featuring golden sands and superb coastal scenery. Complete your action-packed day by relaxing in one of many charming pubs in Bamburgh, some serving hearty home-cooked meals.

Use our handy things to do in Bamburgh guide to make your cottage holiday one to remember.

  • Bamburgh Castle

    Once the home of the Anglo-Saxon Kings of Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle is now the family seat of the Armstrong family who open 14 of the rooms to the public and exhibit over 3,000 items of artwork, furniture, china and porcelain.

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  • Budle Bay

    Budle Bay is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. Located 13 miles to the South of Holy Island, this is a beautiful bird sanctuary, has huge mud flats that are exposed at low tide. Noted for its magnificent beaches and sunsets, you can try the circular walk from Budle Bay to Bamburgh.

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  • Farne Islands

    Located just off the coast of Northumberland are the 15-20 islands that make up the wildlife haven that is the Farne Islands, visitors can take a ferry over to the main island and witness the many species that call this area home.

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