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 Beach

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.

Alnwick Gardens

The Alnwick Gardens are home to the Duchess of Northumberland’s beautiful creation. This multi-award winning attraction has 12 acres of incredible gardens. It features the world’s largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard as well as a Grand Cascade which has 120 water jets! You can also dine at the Treehouse Restaurant, which is the largest in the world.

Explore the Town

Alnwick’s town centre is a maze of winding cobbled streets lined with independent boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. Amble through the town taking in the beautiful medieval buildings and stop for a spot of lunch in one of the many cafes. If you’re a keen reader, head to the old railway station and you’ll find one of the UK’s largest second hand bookshops. As night falls, venture to one of the lively inns to enjoy live music.

Plan your break in Alnwick


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