Explore from the Bamburgh Castle Inn

Make the most of your visit to The Bamburgh Castle Inn with our guide to the very best things to do and see while you're staying with us.

Bamburgh Castle

Once home to the Kings of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is a must visit destination just 15 minutes drive from the inn. The Castle was bought by Victorian industrialist The First Lord Armstrong in 1894 as a ruin. Lord Armstrong set about restoring Bamburgh into the iconic castle it is today. The castle is open all year round. Look out for special events taking place in the summer months.

Holy Island

Throughout the year

Just five minutes drive away is the unique island of Lindisfarne. This tidal island is only accessible via a paved causeway which is covered twice daily by the North Sea, making it completely inaccessible at certain times of the day. Visitors to the island should consult the timetable link on our website for safe causeway crossing times.For tidal times please use the following link: Tide times Known as the Cradle of Christianity, Lindisfarne is famous throughout the world for its medieval religious heritage

Alnwick Castle

Throughout the year

Known as the ‘Windsor of the North,’ Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England and home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, whose ancestors have lived here since 1309.

Dramatically situated on the edge of the town, the castle battlements rise above stunning Capability Brown grounds and resonate with history, from the 14th century exploits of Harry Hotspur, to the grisly Gunpowder Plot. Now renowned as the magical setting for ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films, as well Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and numerous television programmes, it is true deja vu territory.

Puffin, the Farne Islands

The Farne Islands

Throughout the year

The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast, midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent castle of Bamburgh. As well as being the most famous sea bird sanctuary in the British Isles, they also have a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals.

Other Historic Places of Interest

Famous for its history, the Northumberland coast and its surrounding areas have a plethora of castles to visit within driving distance of the Inn. Ayton Castle, Warkworth Castle. Floors Castle, Edlingham Castle, Norham Castle, Duns Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Dilston Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Chillingham Castle and Etal Castle all provide opportunities for you and the family to take in Northumberland’s history and outstanding natural beauty.

To step back in time, why not visit one of the region's country estates? Ford and Etal, Cragside, Ayton and Paxton House provide excellent oportunities for an educational and active insight into historic Northumberland for you and the family.

Sporting Activity

The Inn itself is situated at the heart of sporting Northumberland. With many golf courses, shooting and diving destinations and walking and cycling routes, the inn’s proximity to these destinations allows us to cater for groups and Individuals alike. Goswick, Bamburgh, Alnmouth, Berwick, Seahouses and Dunstonburgh all provide a tough test in links golf.

For diving enthusiasts, St Abb’s shore diving provides one of the UK's most enthralling destinations. For country sports, both Bywell shooting ground and the river Tweed make shooting and fishing a viable option when staying with us at the inn.