Bamburgh is the ideal spot in which to spend a holiday. This lovely little village, the most beautiful on the north east coast, lies snuggled in the shadow of its magnificent Castle.
In a turbulent past the Castle has been destroyed and rebuilt many times, first mention of this being as far back as 547 A.D. It was here the kings of Northumbria lived while ruling the land from the Humber to the Forth. Saint Aidan was associated with the village shortly after his arrival in Lindisfarne (Holy Island) in 635 AD., then spreading Christianity to the rest of the country. A more recent link to the past is through Grace Darling, a daughter of Bamburgh who received world acclaim for the part she played in rescuing the survivors from S.S. Forfarshire - the vessel wrecked on the Harcar Rock (one of the Fame Islands), during a dreadful storm in September 1838. The recently rebuilt Grace Darling museum opposite the beautiful St Aidan's church in Bamburgh commemorates the life of Grace and is well worth a visit.
The Farne islands is the largest seabird sanctuary in Britain, and is also home for a large colony of Grey Seal, the culling of which, some years ago, aroused such bitter controversy.
The visitor will find much of interest, whether they be historian - delving into the rich past; nature lover - observing or photographing the abundance of wildlife; sportsman - finding golf, tennis, cricket, sea or stream fishing, all readily available or; child - pony trekking, exploring the shallow rock pools, or playing on the wonderfully clean, mile long beach. Each taste and age is amply catered for in one of the most beautiful settings to be found in any country.
Yes indeed, Bamburgh has so much to offer the holidaymaker, whatever their interest.