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Bamburgh is a stunning coastal village famous for its historic heritage and outstanding natural beauty. It is home to one of the country’s most iconic castles and beautiful sandy beaches.

Things to do in Bamburgh

No trip to Bamburgh would be complete without visiting the castle. It has 14 castle rooms filled with artifacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork. The castle features the Armstrong and Aviation Artefacts Mueseum, with exhibits about Victorian industrialist William Armstrong and Armstrong Whitworth.

There is also a museum dedicated to national heroine Grace Darling, famous for bravely saving the lives of nine people from the shipwreck of the Forfarshire steamship in 1838. Entry to this attraction is free.

You can visit Grace Darling’s grave at St Aiden’s Church, a Grade I listed Church of England building that features a memorial marking the spot where site founder St Aidan died in 651.

Bamburgh has a wide variety of sports on offer including golf, tennis, cricket and crouquet. Watersports are also incredibly popular, and there are various picturesque cycling and walking routes to enjoy.

If you’re feeling peckish, Bamburgh has many tearooms offering light bites and cosy pubs serving hearty home cooked food. There’s also several gift shops if you enjoy a spot of retail therapy.

Cottages to let in Bamburgh:

Nantucket (sleeps 6):  this deceptively spacious Grade II listed cottage is situated on the southern outskirts of the coastal village of Bamburgh, a short walk across the dunes to a magnificent sandy beach.

Tuckernuck Cottage (sleeps 4) – a quaint terraced cottage situated in an enviable position on the outskirts of Bamburgh. Tuckernuck provides all modern conveniences for a comfortable and relaxing seaside holiday and with the bonus of an open fire.

Wynding Head (sleeps 6) – a recently renovated detached house with excellent contemporary and stylish accommodation with the added bonus of uninterrupted views of the famous and imposing Bamburgh Castle and also sea views.

Blacketts Apartment (sleeps 4) – a first floor apartment situated above a small bistro, it has recently been refurnished and equipped to an excellent standard, with distant views of Holy Island.

Greystead (sleeps 12) – this exceptionally spacious house offers not only light and airy contemporary styled accommodation but boasts unrivalled views of Bamburgh Castle and is a short stroll from one of the finest beaches along the Heritage Coastline.

Use our cottage search to view all holiday accommodation in Seahouses and check availability. Select ‘Coastal Area’ and ‘Bamburgh & Holy Island’.

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