Holy Island and Bamburgh

Holy Island and Bamburgh

The coastal delights of Northumberland

The coastal delights of Northumberland. Holy island and Bamburgh both home to magnificent fortesses guarding the shores. Lindisfarne and the home of the mead are part of Holy Islands scenery. Bamburgh is open to the public and stands above the golden sand dunes streching as fas as Seahouses.

 

Holy Island/Bamburgh

Today we visit the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne, known simply as 'Holy Island' and Bamburgh.

Holy Island is classed as a both a tidal island and a village. Tidal Island refers to the fact that it is only accessible at certain times of the day, when the tide is out. Recording history from the 6th Century the picturesque island parish is a testament to human resilience through the construction of the monastery, which since its conception in 635AD still stands resolute, atop a cliff, to this day. To view it you must sweep across the sands and the causeway and is still to this day remains a place of pilgrimage. This is because the island is the final destination for the long distance walking route of one of Scotland's Great Trails, the St Cuthberts Way. One thing for for certain, Holy Island is likely to inspire you an leave a lasting impression.

Next we visit Bamburgh, most notable for two main reasons. The imposing Bamburgh Castle overlooking the beach and its association with Grace Darling, the Victorian heroine, who is buried there. Bamburgh is also host to an extensive award winning sandy beach. The Bamburgh sandy hills, an area of sand dunes which are a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Bamburgh is popular with holidaymakers and is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A scenic tour to Holy island in the morning (Tides 1000-1600) and then a short drive to the stunning Bamburgh where the dunes and the castle dominate this small seaside village.

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Darlington Darlington - Coach Stop, Dolphin Centre/Town Hall,
Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT
Durham Durham - Stand A Outside British Heart Foundation,
North Road, Durham, DH1 4SF
Gateshead Gateshead - Stand X,Transport Interchange,
West St, Gateshead, NE8 1AU
Hartlepool Hartlepool - Stand A, Transport Interchange,
Station Approach, Hartlepool, TS24 7EB
Harton Nook South Shields South Shields - Harton Nook, Bus Stop On,
Sunderland Rd, South Shields, NE34 6RB
Newcastle Newcastle - Stand 5, Newcastle Coach Station,
Churchill St/Westmorland Ln, Newcastle, NE4 7JB
Peterlee Peterlee - Stand H, Bus Station,
Bede Way, Peterlee, SR8 1BU
South Shields South Shields - Stand F, Bus Station,
Fowler Street / Keppel Street, NE33 1NF
Stockton Stockton - Bus Stop Outside The Mobility Centre,
Bridge Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1BH
Sunderland Sunderland - Stand X or W, Park Lane Interchange,
Cowan Terrace/Park Ln, Sunderland, SR1 3NX
Washington Washington - The Galleries, Bus Station Layby,
Washington, NE38 7RP
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