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Home to the Kings of Northumbria
trolling along the vast swathes of sands of the Northumberland coast is not your typical beach holiday experience.
You can forget savouring the feeling of sun-baked sand passing between your toes or a warm sea-breeze gently disturbing the pages of the latest Harry Potter. It’s altogether a bit more extreme but then that’s what makes it so special.
For the ultimate blast of Northumberland coastal magic take a trip to Bamburgh Castle which sits proudly on a natural throne of basalt forty five metres above sea level. If it’s low tide then head straight for the beach below. With an empty expanse of sand extending right out to sea, it's perfect for exploring and kite-flying but not sun-bathing.
With your senses fully awakened it’s time to trek up the hill from the beach to visit the imposing Castle. As one of the largest inhabited castles in the country, it’s certainly dramatic and packed full of history. Take the audio tour or chat to the knowledgeable guides to learn about the castle’s past or watch as history is uncovered during a live archaeological excavation.
This invigorating combination of stunning scenery, loud and proud history, and the tasty Northumberland produce to be enjoyed at the Clock Tower Tea Rooms, you’ll expect so much more out of a trip to the beach.