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Plan the Perfect Weekend in Bamburgh and Seahouses
Places to go
April 2024
Reading time 4 Minutes

From the iconic castle to amusements and crazy golf, these two contrasting neighbouring villages have everything you need for a traditional seaside break

Here's our pick of where to eat, sleep, shop and what not to miss whilst you're there.
The Potted Lobster The Potted Lobster


The Potted Lobster in Bamburgh is a popular bistro specialising in seafood from local suppliers and has a dog-friendly bar area and some outside seating too. Another place that welcomes four-legged friends is The Victoria Hotel where you can grab an elevated pub lunch, before stopping by Wyndenwell for coffee and a cake, or a couple scoops of their delicious artisan ice-cream. Along The Wynding, Bait at Bamburgh has just opened in the car park beside the beach, pick up coffee-to-go as you head on to the sand. In Seahouses, The Black Swan Inn is a sophisticated gastropub, Élan does authentic pizza at good prices, the Spice House is great for a curry, or for the traditional seaside experience, grab some fish and chips from Lewis’s or Neptune to eat overlooking the harbour.

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Just a stone’s throw from the beach in Bamburgh The Lord Crewe is a boutique hotel with seven beautiful bedrooms, or why not try glamping at the bougie, adult-only Bamburgh under Canvas. On the road into Seahouses, Beach House Hotel has pretty coastal-inspired rooms whilst in the village, The Olde Ship Inn is a historic, characterful pub offering a B&B stay and a great beer garden overlooking the harbour. If you’re looking for the perfect home from home, Northumbria Coast & Country Cottages and Coquet Cottages both have lots of great self-catering holiday homes up and down the coast here.


Take a trip to local butchers, R Carter & Son to get supplies for breakfast, a barbecue or to stock your picnic basket. You’ll also find queues out of the door at The Pantry, a deli selling quality local produce from cheeses to chutneys. Down the road in Seahouses fish has been smoked on Swallow Fish’s Seahouses site since 1843. On Main Street, the Independent Food & Drink Store sells local produce and essentials, The Northumbrian Hamper has lots of special foodstuffs too, North Shore Gifts is good for jewellery and accessories, and don’t miss the Farne Gift Shop for everything you need for a beachside holiday.

The Lord Crewe The Lord Crewe
North Shore Gifts North Shore Gifts
R Carter & Son R Carter & Son

Don’t Miss

Bamburgh Castle was once the home of the ancient kings of Northumbria and now you can find out more about the fortress’ remarkable past with exciting new immersive and interactive interpretations. The Grace Darling Museum is also worth a visit, as is the village’s Grade-I listed St Aidan’s Church. In Seahouses you can play a round of crazy golf at The Bunker, have an ice cream from Coxons and then waste a few hundred pence on the coin pushers at the amusements. Hop on a Billy Shiel’s Boat Trip to the Farne Islands which are home to incredible (and important) seabird colonies or head underwater with Sovereign Diving and you might just see some grey seals. Golfers should note Bamburgh Golf Course – it’s a stunning 18 holes with some of the best views from any course in the country.

Farne Islands Farne Islands
Beadnell Lime Kilns Beadnell Lime Kilns

Around the corner...

Just to the south, past Seahouses Golf Course, is the village of Beadnell where the long sweep of Beadnell Bay makes it popular for water sports. It also has the only west-facing harbour on the East coast, bordered by ancient lime kilns. In the village find Beadnell Towers, it’s a boutique hotel with a great restaurant and dog-friendly bar too, or try The Landing – perfect for a just-off-the-beach sundowner. If you need essentials the village store at the top of Harbour Road has everything you need and a couple of minutes’ drive away, Trees at Tughall have three exclusive cabins set within a small wood perfect for a peaceful getaway.

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