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What To Do

Bamburgh Castle is full of history, mystery and intrigue. While you’re visiting, there’s plenty to do in the surrounding area. Why not turn your visit into a break?

Grace Darling

The Grace Darling Museum

The country’s first national heroine, Grace is famous for helping her father rescue ship wrecked sailors. Her life story is told in this fascinating museum which supports the work of the RNLI. See more on the RNLI website.

St Aidan's ChurchSt Aidan's Church

A church was founded on this site in 635 AD by St Aidan and although no trace now remains, the current Norman incarnation provides a fascinating and spiritual visit. Visit the website.



As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there’s plenty to see here! With trails throughout the region there is plenty whether you prefer to walk, cycle or horse ride. The North Sea Trail has been carefully planned to show off the stunning scenery, beaches and countryside.

Archaeological digs

The Bamburgh Research Project carries out archaeological digs that everyone can get involved in! These take place throughout the year and are great fun for adults and children alike. See if you can dig up a part of history! Visit the Bamburgh Research Project website to find out when the next one takes place.

Visit coastal towns

There are plenty of towns and villages to visit along the beautiful Northumberland coast. The rock pools around Seahouses are known to be some of the best in the region. If you’re visiting with children, the area north of Harkness Rocks is ideal for collecting washed up seashells.

Take a trip to The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

In 635AD Saint Aidan came from Iona and chose to found his monastery on The Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The Christian message flourished here and spread throughout the world. Lindisfarne is a leisurely 30 minute drive away but is cut off from the main land at high tide. See more about Lindisfarne.

Spot wildlife on the Farne Islands

Visit one of the most scenic islands the UK has to offer. Wildlife fans will love the Farne Islands – with seal pups, puffins and many birds there’s always something to spot! You can take a boat from Seahouses harbour. See more about the Farne Islands.

Eat at the many cafés, restaurants and tea rooms

There are plenty of eateries around, with many using local produce to serve some truly delicious north eastern meals.
See where to eat.

Plan a mini break, family holiday or romantic stay

Why not extend your break and make the most of your visit to beautiful Northumberland?
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Relics of war

The Northumberland landscape is dotted with 20th century military remains. A first world war landing field, second world war trenches, anti-tank blocks, pillboxes and more await anyone with an interest in military history.

Enjoy the beaches

The beach stretches for miles and the coast has been voted one of the North East’s top surf spots. Watch surfers vie to catch a break while soaring kite surfers perform daredevil leaps above the waves. Join in – or if that’s not your thing, take a stroll, spot porpoises and seals, collect seashells or simply relax and enjoy the sea breeze.

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