Bamburgh is an upmarket, historic village known as the ancient capital of Northumbria. Looking over the village and award-winning beaches is the beautiful and imposing Bamburgh Castle, a 5th Century Saxon Castle that has been rebuilt overtime.
Bamburgh is a village filled with historic stone properties and large coastal cottages. On average, you will look to pay around £402k to live in the village itself.
There is a small population of 389 with the common age being 66+. However, it is a prime location for anyone investing in holiday lets or second homes, especially in the warmer months.
There are no schools in Bamburgh, however, there is a local primary school located in Seahouses which is a five-minute drive away. For secondary education, students will travel to the larger town of Alnwick to the Duchess Community High School.
Shopping and Leisure
The nearest supermarket can be found in Seahouses, Alnwick, or Berwick, however, the village is home to a great local deli and butchers where all the meat comes from the local farms. R Carter and Son Butchers are widely known for making Northumberland’s finest sausage. There is also a newsagent and a grocer. Most other amenities can be found in Seahouses, Alnwick and Berwick.
Pubs and Restaurants
There are plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from in Bamburgh. The Potted Lobster, owned by popular local chef Richard Sim, offers fine seafood dining such as locally sourced lobster in a warm and rustic environment. The Lord Crewe, which boasts fantastic views of Bamburgh Castle, offers traditional and locally sourced meals that never fail to impress. If you are looking for a drink, we would recommend The Castle Inn, known locally as ‘The Middle’ due to its central location in the village.
Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country, and a fantastic family day out. With history dating back to 547AD, it is easy to immerse yourself in the castle’s history.
The Northumberland Coast is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beaches at Bamburgh are perfect for a stroll or for families to spend the day at. Watersports are available at nearby beaches.
There are currently no upcoming developments due to many restrictions and covenants.
Bamburgh is most easily accessed by car coming from the A1. It is also located on the Arriva x18 route going from Newcastle to Berwick.