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County - Northumberland | Map
Tel code: 01668 | code search
Postcode: NE69 | code search
Population: 450
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Waren Caravan Park
"What a fantastic site ! We were greeted with a smile and everything was explained carefully without rushing. Our pitch was level , the facilities were beautiful and clean considering it ..." More

Glororum Caravan Park
"Well cared for site. Clean.No rowdy youths. Children well behaved. Dogs under control and near to THE most beautiful coastline in Britain.

Date visited: August 2009 ..." More

The Sunningdale
"Superb food, comfy rooms, the most friendly of staff. Excellent value for money. Lots of things to do in and around Bamburgh. Dog-friendly.

Date visited: 14th - 17th ..." More

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"Bamburgh Beach ? - Some of the best walking in Britain. Worth a visit to the town for this alone - rene warren ..." More

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Bamburgh is the ancient capital of Northumbria, located on the North Sea coast, most famous for its extensive, award-winning sandy beaches and magnificent castle that dominates the coastline. A castle was first built here, on a basilt outcrop, in the 5th century by the Saxon monarch and founder of the Northumbria kings, Ida. The settlement was named ‘Bebbanburgh’ after Bebba, the wife of Ida’s grandson Ethelfrith. In exile King Oswald, a convert to Christianity, spent time on the Scottish island of Iona and on regaining the Northumbria throne, he sent to the monastery there for monks to spread the gospel throughout his land. In 635AD, Aidan and Oswald built the kingdoms first church. The Normans rebuilt the castle and the present church in the 11th century after suffering numerous Viking raids. It became the property of the reigning English monarch, Henry II, who added the keep. Subject to several raids by the Scots , it was during the War of the Roses it became the first English castle to be defeated by artillery. After successive governors for over 400 years, the Crown finally granted ownership of the estate and castle to Sir John Forster but was later sold, because of bankruptcy, to the Bishop of Durham. It subsequently was bought and restored by William George Armstrong and remains in the Amstrong family today.

Attraction

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Rural Beach
Grace Darling Museum

Camping

Glororum Caravan Park
Waren Caravan Park

Church

St Aidan

Golf Club

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club

Pub and Bar

Bamburgh Castle Hotel
Bamburgh Castle Inn
Lord Crewe Arms Hotel

Restaurant

Bamburgh Castle Hotel
Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
Waren House Hotel

Self-Catering

Inglenook Cottage

Places to Stay near Bamburgh

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Inglenook Cottage (0.05 miles)

17thC listed cottage, comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen diner, separate dining room and lounge. Has two open fires as well as heating. Outside there is a courtyard area and a fully enclosed garden at ... More | visit website
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Victoria Hotel (0.08 miles)

Victoria Hotel

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The Victoria Hotel overlooks the village green in the heart of historic Bamburgh. The village is dominated by a magnificent Castle which has featured in many historical films. Both Holy Island ... More

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The Sunningdale (0.13 miles)

The Sunningdale
The Sunningdale Hotel is situated in the centre of the beautiful Coastal village of Bamburgh, and is just five minutes walk from Bamburgh Castle, often considered the most magnificent castle in England.

The historic village of ... More | visit website
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Waren House Hotel (2.04 miles)

Waren House Hotel

Enjoy the rare and natural beauty of a unique corner of this secret kingdom where time stands still and many a castle or monastery bears witness to a bygone age, when this land was torn ... More | visit website

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Westfield Farmhouse (2.39 miles)

Westfield Farmhouse
Our farmhouse offers a superb base from which to explore this wonderful and largely unexplored part of Britain and we have welcomed return visitors year after year. Here is just a flavour of what we ... More | visit website
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The Olde School House (2.84 miles)

The Olde School House
Old stone building situated in the old part of Seahouses. Peaceful but only 5 minutes walk to the centre. All en-suite with TV and coffee facilities. Off road parking and 1 minute walk to excellent ... More | visit website
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St Cuthberts House (2.86 miles)

St Cuthberts House
Welcome to St Cuthbert's House - a truly unique place to stay, in the heart of the beautiful and historic Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. St Cuthbert's House is a former Presbyterian church building, built in ... More | visit website
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Wyndgrove House (2.91 miles)

Wyndgrove House

Built in the late 1800s, Wyndgrove House is located in a peaceful part of the village of Seahouses, a short walk from the seafront and the harbour. Paul and Donna welcome you to Wyndgrove House, where ... More | visit website

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The Links Hotel (3.09 miles)

The Links Hotel
The Links Hotel is a 2 star rated hotel in the peaceful setting of Seahouses on the Northumbrian Coast. The hotel offers superb ensuite accommodation with its own lounge bar and restaurant. The hotel is ... More | visit website
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Purdy Lodge (4.19 miles)

Purdy Lodge

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With such a wealth of natural beauty in the area, the Purdy Lodge merely adds the finishing touches of good food and accommodation to your visit to Northumberland. Fine food, ... More

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