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Local Attractions

Castles and more castles!

Northumberland famously has more castles than any other county in England. Some of our local castles include Bamburgh, Warkworth, Alnwick (home to the Duke of Northumberland and filming location from many of your favourite films), Lindisfarne, Dunstanburgh, Berwick and Chillingam (one of the most haunted sites in the UK). And those are just the ones nearby! 

​For more information, check out the Visit Northumberland website


Lindisfarne, also called Holy Island, is a crucible of history and heritage for the British Isles. Both the first Christian missionaries and the first Viking raiders arrived on our shores at Lindisfarne so there are thousands of years of history on display at this site.​

Bird Watching

Northumberland is a bird-watcher’s paradise. The Farne Islands and Lindisfarne are home to many rare and beautiful birds. The Beadnell Bay Sanctuary is just down the road and  the bird sanctuary of Budle Bay is only 5 minutes walk from Budle Bay Campsite.

Beautiful Beaches

Whether you’re into walking, canoeing, sailing or surfing, the beaches of Northumberland are perfect for you. As well as offering a range of exciting activities, the Northumberland coastline is remarkably unspoiled, rugged and wild, with picturesque views and an amazing range of wildlife.​

Start off at our local Budle Bay beach and sanctuary, then make your way further south to Bamburgh beach with the striking silhouette of Bamburgh Castle above you, or north to Amble, Ross Sands and St. Abb’s Head.

Diving, Sailing and Canoeing

The Northumberland coast has plenty of attractions for the (cold hardy!) water lover. From wreckages, to sea caves, charismatic species of animals such as the puffins and grey seals of Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands, and plants such as the huge kelp forests which line the coast. The Farne Islands and St. Abb’s Head are particular recommendations. 

And much more!

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