Stroll to Bamburgh Castle and its beaches
Visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
See the Alnwick Garden in the grounds of Alnwick Castle
Play Golf on scenic courses
Walk in the Cheviot Hills
Bird watch in the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve and Farne Islands
Bamburgh is one of the most spectacular areas on the Northumberland Coast and is ideally situated for visiting all the coastal attractions north & south and for journeys inland.
Bamburgh (www.bamburgh.org.uk) is a small but unique historic village with a spectacular castle and golden sandy beaches. There are pubs and restaurants catering for all the family and a number of shops. Shops include Carter’s Butchers, home of the famous Bamburgh Banger, a village store with home grown fruit & veg and newspapers, and local snack and gift shops. The Grace Darling Museum is a popular visitor attraction and there are tennis courts and childrens play area adjacent to the castle green. Horseriding on the beach is special and can be arranged locally.
Seahouses (www.seahouses.org) c. 3 miles from Bamburgh by beach and less by road, has supermarket, shops, pubs, amusements and a harbour where boat trips to the Farne Islands (www.farne-islands.com) can be taken.
Lindisfarne (www.lindisfarne.org.uk) is an unspoilt historic and tidal island accessed by a tarmac causeway twice in every 24 hours. The island is unique and famous for its medieval religious heritage, picturesque 16th century castle and natural history.
Alnwick (www.visitalnwick.org.uk) is a historic market town famous for its beauty with many shops and restaurants, the Alnwick ‘Harry Potter‘ Castle (www.alnwickcastle.com) and Alnwick Garden (www.alnwickgarden.com) are popular with visitors.
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