Days Out Attractions & Buildings
Bamburgh is the ancient capital of Northumbria and is well known for the imposing figure of its castle, which stands on the cliff edge overlooking the Farne Islands. A truly magnificent sight, this colossus towers above the lovely village of Bamburgh on a basalt crag. The castle houses a fine collection of artefacts and is surrounded by wonderful sandy beaches that attract hundreds of campers to the area each year. Notable Bamburgh characters include Grace Darling, the local girl who, along with her father, rescued shipwrecked sailors in a small open boat at the height of a storm in 1838. The Grace Darling Museum commemorates her achievement.