Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle was the seat of the Kings in the ancient Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. Standing majestically upon a basalt outcrop, overlooking The North Sea, it is one of the largest castles in Northumberland

Bamburgh village is one of the most beautiful villages to visit along the coast. The idyllic country village of Bamburgh is set in one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions the country has to offer. Its enormous beaches go on for miles and the area has featured in many epic films

Grace Darling was born in 1815 at Bamburgh. Her father, William, was the lighthouse keeper. She is famed for being the first woman in history to receive the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Medal of Gallantry for her part in the rescue of the Forfarshire shipwreck. Amidst tempestuous waves and gale force winds she helped her father save 9 survivors. There is a lovely trail around the village, and a small but lovely museum dedicated to her

The Wynding Inn, has a lovely new restaurant. The chef has put a contemporary twist on some classic dishes, using the best ingredients that the North East has to offer, with beautiful results. Enjoy a drink and a meal in our sheltered beer garden – complete with spectacular castle views!

The Copper Kettle Tearoom is quaint and full of charm, with an extensive selection of speciality teas available. Built in the 1700’s as accommodation for the labourers of the Castle. The domed ceilings are original, alongside the old chimney. The toilet was outside, with no running water installed until the building was converted into the original tearoom in 1956.

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