Bamburgh holds its own attractions in the cliff-top castle and the adjacent four mile stretch of golden beach. A short drive south along the coastal route will lead to Seahouses, a traditional fishing town from where a boat trip to the Farne Islands can be taken – if you’ve got the stomach!
During the summer months, the Islands play host to the largest population of puffins in the UK, creating a blaze of colours – and a unique sound!
While the busy town of Seahouses attracts many tourists the quiet village of Craster is a hidden gem of the coastline. Home of the world renowned Craster Kippers the village commands spectacular views of Dunstanburgh Castle.
For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land The Alnwick Garden provides a worthwhile alternative. A £12 million project headed by Her Grace, The Duchess of Northumberland, the garden combines swathes of vivid colours with the magnificence of Europe’s largest wooden treehouse.
Away from the architectural attractions, the wilder parts of Northumberland are only a short, scenic 25 minute drive away. Littered with walks the Cheviot Hills, of which Cheviot is the highest at 2675ft, provide breathtaking views on a clear day.
In contrast to the rugged beauty of the Hills, Newcastle is a vibrant, bustling city. With old town architecture and new innovative buildings such as The Sage Gateshead music centre and the blinking eye Millennium Bridge that spans the Tyne the city is most definitely worth a visit.
From the friendly nature of the locals to the breath-taking scenery, you’ll be sure to enjoy your stay!
To appreciate Bamburgh, take a look at these photographs taken of Bamburgh and the surrounding area
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