Out And About


Bamburgh is the ideal place to explore Northumberland’s dramatic coastline with white, sandy beaches and many iconic castles creating the most dramatic views. This Heritage Coastline runs from Druridge Bay in the South to Berwick in the North and is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A perfect place for playing, taking a brisk walk, picnics and many water sports/activities.

Welcome to the Northumberland coast.

Visitors will enjoy visiting the many traditional fishing villages on this coast or taking a boat trip to the Farne Islands, Longstone Lighthouse and Lindisfarne (Holy Island).

The rolling hills of the Cheviots and the pretty Scottish border countryside are also within easy reach. The nearest town, Seahouses is only 7 minutes drive, or a 3.5-mile beach walk away.

Inland, Bamburgh is only a 30-minute drive from the town of Alnwick with its fabulous castle and gardens or a similar drive north to the bustling border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

City shopping and siteseeing are available in Newcastle, 1 hour away by car or Edinburgh which is 1½ hours away by car or can be reached by hourly trains from Berwick.


The village itself sits on one of Northumberland’s best beaches overlooked by the magnificent castle creating one of the best photo opportunities in the area. There are also stunning views of the Farne Islands, Holy Island and the Cheviot Hills. Walkers will enjoy the many coastal tracks, there is plenty of space for everyone and all are dog friendly. There are also some more demanding inland routes to explore. For the more adventurous there are other activities to try; horse riding, surfing, offshore fishing and mountain biking to mention a few. All the necessary equipment can be hired.



The Northumberland coast is also home to some of the best, most scenic and challenging links golf courses in the UK.

Bamburgh has its own course and others nearby include Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club and 2 more courses in Alnmouth.

There are also museums, historic houses, open farms and play centres to amuse our guests.

There is nothing like the fresh Northumberland air to build up an appetite and guests looking for somewhere to eat are spoilt for choice.

In Bamburgh itself there is a good range of cafes, pubs, gastro-pubs and restaurants where guests can enjoy the finest local produce, washed down with a glass of wine or a pint of local cask ale.

The surrounding area offers everything from Fish and Chips to fine dining and everything in between.

More details on all these activities and places to eat are provided in the information file at Marram House.