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Destination guide

Rejuvenate in a quiet beach holiday cottage in Bamburgh

On the eastern coast of Northumberland, you'll find the village of Bamburgh. It's a small village with only a few hundred people calling it home, so holiday cottages in Northumberland offer a relaxing and quiet experience. The beach is particularly appealing as it won the Blue Flag rural beach award, but that's not the only impressive natural feature. You can also visit the Bamburgh Dunes, an area of special scientific interest, with rolling dunes of sand covered by marram grass. You may also want to stop by Bamburgh Castle to see the former home of Northumbrian royalty.<

 
History

Historic sites near Bamburgh holiday homes

Bamburgh is filled with fascinating historic sites to explore on your trip. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Longstone Lighthouse, an active lighthouse with picturesque surrounds and sweeping views, and St Aidan’s Church, a historic church with elaborate architectural features. You could also tour the Lindisfarne Castle, a crag-top castle with expansive views, trails, lavish interiors and seal-watching opportunities.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Bamburgh holiday cottages

Bamburgh's mighty castle is the place to begin. You can pass beneath its ancient gatehouses and bulwarks to wander where Viking raiders and Norman nobles once wandered, before delving into its grand State Rooms to see medieval weaponry and sprawling Victorian kitchens. The on-site Aviation Artefacts Museum is riddled with altogether different treats – think plane engines and inventions to boggle the mind. And then there's the RNLI Grace Darling Museum. Just down the road from the castle's gates, it tells the enchanting tale of an English heroine of the seas from the 1800s.

Activities

Things to do near holiday homes in Bamburgh

Bamburgh holiday rentals close to the beach can be your pad overlooking the gorgeous Northumberland Coast. It's a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to wind-lashed bays and wide arcs of sand. The whole place is criss-crossed by more walking trails than you can shake a locally smoked kipper at. And there are oodles of nearby villages with enticing seafood restaurants and cosy tearooms. Excursions to other beautiful places, like castle-topped Alnwick and the wave-buffeted Farne Islands, are also possible.

Day trips

Day trips from Bamburgh holiday rentals

Bamburgh is the ideal base camp to explore Northumberland attractions. Holiday homes are close to places like Alnwick Castle, a medieval castle with lavish state rooms, and Northumberland National Park, an expansive park with diverse landscape and native wildlife. You could also visit the Alnwick Garden, a network of formal gardens with a central fountain and treehouse restaurant, and Cragside, Lord Armstrong’s rural mansion with gadget displays and huge garden surrounds.

Weather

Local weather during your stay in Bamburgh holiday homes

Most travellers are magnetised to Bamburgh holiday rentals by the promise of wide North Sea beaches, long walks on the coast and glimpses of English historical treasures. For all of those things, there's no question that the spring and summer come up trumps. The months between May and August promise the best chance of hot weather and dry days, perfect for beachcombing and strolling ancient castle bulwarks. Visits in winter – from November to March – are possible, just be sure to pack the waterproofs and woollies.

Natural features

Bamburgh's outstanding beauty

Few castle towns in England have such a dramatic position as Bamburgh. Perched on a series of bluffs that rise over the roaring rollers of the North Sea, its turrets and towers cast their shadow across a coastline that's at once raw and wild. It's actually all protected under the Northumberland Coast AONB, which runs for 40 miles along the edge of the county. Travelling there means hopping between wide bays, glimpsing far-flung archipelagos – check out the puffin holes of the Farne Islands – and walking endless swathes of sand dune.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bamburgh?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 640 holiday lettings around Bamburgh. From 375 cabins to 375 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bamburgh?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bamburgh. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bamburgh Castle: 1,039 holiday lettings
  • Farne Islands: 994 holiday lettings
  • Bamburgh Beach: 1,036 holiday lettings
  • Ross Back Sands Beach: 1,068 holiday lettings
  • RNLI Grace Darling Museum: 1,051 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bamburgh listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Bamburgh?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 375 Cabins in Bamburgh. Our other popular types of Bamburgh holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 375 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 218 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 28 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bamburgh?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 50 holiday homes with pool available in Bamburgh. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.