Things to do and see around Bamburgh, Northumberland UK.

The beaches on Budle Bay that stretch down to Bamburgh Castle.

Take trip over to Holly Island, across the Lindisfarne Causeway (check Tide Times first)

Include a visit to Carters Butchers shop in Bamburgh Village for their amazing sausages and pies.

A trip in to Seahouses to call in at the Swallow Fish shop, one of Risk Stein’s seafood heroes.

Lunch or just a nice craft ale by Tempest at the Ship Inn at Low Newton by the Sea where you can take a stroll along the beach to Dunstanburgh Castle (1.5 miles).

Or try a seafood lunch at the Jolly Fisherman public house in Craster.

On your last full day before heading back home, down the A1. Call in at Alnwick and head to Turnball’s food emporium next to the Marks & Spencer’s food hall on the Alnwick Trading Estate. It’s a bit like Fodder in Harrogate. A great selection local produce and some craft ale by Full Circle.

If you have time, take a detour over to Alnmouth, back on the coast for more beach time. This is a pretty village and worth a weekend visit on it’s own. There’s and the great selection of pubs with gardens, such as the Red Lion, that line the village street, that leads to the seaside. In interesting setting for a beach wander, being on an estuary.

Just a few miles down the coast you’ll come in to Walkworth and another castle, push on through to Amble for your last stop at Amble fishing port, Wander the harbour, if you’ve not eaten by now then try the fish shack along the harbour. There’s another great fish shop here called the Northumberland seafood centre. Plus there’s a range of retail cabins selling local produce.

Unlikly you’ll manage to cram everything in to 3 days. if you want to actually chillax on a beach. but if the weather turns a bit meh then there’s plenty to keep you occupied, should you need it.

If you do nowt else you really should walk the beach from Bamburgh Castle beach up past the Lighthouse and Golf Club on to Budle Bay. You can park for free along the Wyndings Lane which takes you right up to the beach edge. It’s a dead-end lane that leads to the Golf Club, from the bottom of the village green. That stretch of beach beyond the Golf Club House is the best in our opinion, and it’s usually very quiet mid-week, even in the sunshine. Largely because most folk can’t be arsed to walk over that far carrying beach baggage. Pack a nice picnic, bottle of wine or a couple of craft ales and some pies from the Butchers etc. Take a blanket and head there for a few hours. When the tide is out you can walk across Budle Bay to Ross Beach which overlooks Lindisfarne Island. But check tide times as it comes back in quite quick. If you get a great sunset this is where you want to be at least half an hour before it sets.