Published: Wednesday 23rd Aug 2017
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
If you enjoy being beside the seaside why not take a trip to one of our beautiful cottages in Bamburgh or one of the surrounding villages of Adderstone, Lucker or Budle Bay. Bamburgh beach gets an excellent rating by the good beach guide. This means that the water is clean and the beach is cleaned on a weekly basis. Dogs are welcome on this beach as long as you clean up after them. Walk through the golf course to Budle Point to take in some spectacular sea views.
The local area is steeped in history and natural beauty. Bamburgh Castle boldly stands overlooking the Northumberland coast close to the border of Scotland and England. It served as a key frontier until the unification of the Scottish and English crowns in 1610. It is thought to have been built in the sixth century with historical figures like the Vikings and William the Conqueror’s army being amongst its many visitors.
Also, well worth a visit is the RNLI Grace Darling Museum. The museum tells the story the daughter of the lighthouse keeper – Grace Darling, whom upon spotting a ship wreck one stormy evening took to the choppy sea with her father on a mission to rescue the passengers and crew. The museum is small but very informative.
This weekend Bamburgh Castle is hosting Bamburgh B Festival. This music festival is hosted by and supporting HospiceCare Northumberland. Tickets start from £20 and you are invited to come along with friends and family, bring your own picnic and bottle and enjoy some al fresco entertainment. Over the last couple of years the festivals have raised over £17000 for the local charity. Local acts such as Andrew Lobb, Traveller, Rhionne, Hardly Original, Rif Raf Ukelele Band and Joe Mangels will be performing a mixture of genres. There will also be stalls hosted by local traders offering a variety of refreshments such as Scott’s Dinky Donuts, The Apple Core @ Lucker, Mivesi Bangladeshi Indian Food, Grant’s Sausage Co and North Shore Coffee.
Bamburgh is laden with an abundance of eateries from pubs to delis. The Mizen Head Hotel offers locally sourced fresh produce so their menu is exciting and varied on a daily basis. For some quality pub grub the Bamburgh Castle Inn sits on the waterfront with stunning views across the water. There’s also a waterside beer garden. If it’s a tea room you’re after there are a couple to choose from. The Bamburgh Castle Tearooms are within the castle. Or you could opt for the Copper Kettle Tea Rooms which is a long established traditional tea room offering cream teas, home baking with friendly service and reasonable prices.
If you enjoy an active holiday, there are various activities you can get involved with including walking, cycling, croquet, horse riding, tennis, table tennis. Bamburgh Castle Golf Club is renowned as being one of the most scenic links courses in Great Britain. Visitors are welcome to play although the course is closed at certain times therefore its best to check and book in advance.