All Places in Bamburgh
- Grace Darling was 22 years old when she risked her life in an open boat to help the survivors of the wrecked SS Forfarshire on 7 September 1838. With her father, she rowed for over a mile through raging seas to reach them. The courage that Grace and her family showed on that day is now legendary. Click here for the Grace Darling Museum website.
- Ross Back Sands is 3 miles of sandy quiet beach backed by sand dunes. The beach protrudes out between Holy Island and Budle Bay which means it can be very windy due to this exposed position although careful positioning within the sand dunes can provide a good windbreak. Some good walks around Ross beach including a nature reserve which is a popular spot for bird watching and you get some great views of Lindisfarne Castle to the north on Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle to the south. The beach has no facilities and there is a 1½ mile walk from the nearest parking point at Ross and this is probably why the beach is never busy. Note that due to the remoteness and sand dunes parts of the beach are used by naturists.
- For over 80 years the small unmanned lighthouse at Bamburgh has given a guide to shipping in passage along the coast as well as to vessels in the waters around the Farne Islands. Bamburgh Lighthouse was built in 1910 and extensively modernized in 1975. The dangers of the North East coast have long since been noted, although no warnings or safety precautions were apparently employed until the late 18th century. The turbulence of the waters, however, can be matched by the turbulence of the area’s history. The Bamburgh area, and Bamburgh Castle, in particular, has played an important role in English history since the occupation of the site by the Romans. Only 20 miles from the border Bamburgh Castle was once captured by the Scots and has also been fought over by the Danes and the Kings of Mercia and Northumbria.
- Hoseasons Waren Holiday Park is situated in one of England’s most idyllic corners this naturally landscaped park offers you unsurpassed views of the Northumberland Coast and proudly holds the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation. Sheltered Budle Bay nature reserve a bird watching haven is just a short walk away. Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island are close by whilst endless golden beaches and miles of sand dunes afford exhilarating walks and the opportunity to relax. Award winning two and three bedroom caravans.Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD Kitchen including microwave Shower Bed linen duvets and towels Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area Gas and electricity included Cots and highchairs free of charge Babies must be included in party total Group bookings may be subject to restrictions Pets £40pw each (max 2) (in specific caravans only) All non smoking accommodation
- Bamburgh Castle is a Norman castle situated on the Northumbrian coast at Bamburgh. The castle is a grade I listed building and was once the Royal Seat of the Kings of Northumbria. Now it is a family home. With its location on a rocky plateau overlooking the sea, Bamburgh has witnessed much turbulent history over the centuries. Owned by the Armstrong family since the late 19th century, the castle is open to the public and has also been used as a film location many times.