The Surrounding Area

 
 
 
 
           Bamburgh Castle                             Seahouses Harbour                       Lindisfarne                             Castle Green Summer Sunday
 
 
 
Bamburgh is a beautiful village on the North Northumberland coast.
 
It has a number of shops including general stores and a butcher, and a weekly visiting Post Office. The Parish Church is open daily, with services every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. There are Roman Catholic, United Reform and Methodist churches nearby. Among many activities in the village are an indoor bowling club, a senior citizens society, a Women's Institute, a bird club and a conservation society. At the foot of the drive to the Home is the Castle Green, where cricket, football and croquet are played. There are three golf clubs within three miles.
 
The larger village of Seahouses, with amongst other services a bank, chemist, garage, medical practice, and small supermarket, is two miles away and the market towns of Alnwick and Berwick are about fifteen miles away. Alnmouth and Berwick stations are on the East Coast main line between London and Edinburgh. There are local taxis and Bamburgh is on a bus route linking Seahouses, Berwick, Belford, Alnwick and Newcastle.
 
The area is a tourist destination because of its beauty, history and activities ranging from the cradle of Christianity in England at Lindisfarne, the bird and seal sanctuary on the Farne Islands, the largest treehouse in Europe at the Alnwick Garden and one of the biggest second-hand bookshops in Britain at Barter Books, Alnwick. The links to the right lead to information about the local parishes and area.
 

View from the drive to Lindisfarne and Castle Green