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Bamburgh is a Village on the northeast coast of England in Northumberland, 19 miles south of Berwick Upon Tweed, 50 miles north of Newcastle.

Bamburgh is popular for its Castle, St Aiden Church burial place of Grace Darling, Grace Darling Museum, Beach, and a number of Bar Diners.

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The image top is from the Main Road leading down into Bamburgh Centre with the Castle sitting high above. There is a huge free Car Park below the Castle, an inexpensive Car Park up at the Castle, and the Beach Car Park is along to the left of the Castle.

The Lord Crew Hotel is one of a number of establishments in the Village for Meals and Drinks.

Bamburgh Castle was built from the 1000s for English Kings to control the area, now owned by the Armstrong family who have turned it into a Tourist Attraction.

St Aiden's Church is in the Village Centre, popular for visits to the Grave of Grace Darling. St Aiden is said to have built a Wooden Church on this site in the 600s. The Church seen today was mainly built in the 1100s and 1200s.

Grace Darling from Bamburgh was buried at St Aiden Church in 1842, aged 26. Grace was the daughter of an English Lighthouse Keeper, famous for her role in rescuing men from the Paddle Steamer Forfarshire that ran aground on the Farne Islands by Bamburgh in 1838.

The RNLI Grace Darling Museum is next to St Aiden Church, giving information on her through Video, Paintings, and Information Rooms.

The Victoria Hotel is a short walk along from the Museum. popular for Drinks and Meals.

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