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Bamburgh, Northumberland

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Bamburgh, Northumberland

Bamburgh is a large village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. It has a population of 454. It is notable for two reasons: the imposing Bamburgh Castle, overlooking the beach, seat of the former Kings of Northumbria, and at present owned by the Armstrong family; and its association with the Victorian heroine, Grace Darling, who is buried there. Its extensive sandy beach was awarded the Blue Flag rural beach award in 2005.
Post townBAMBURGH
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNU1734
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01668
Population454 (2001)
 

Other names by which Bamburgh, Northumberland has been known in the past

Bamborough ~ Bamborrow ~ Bambrough ~ Bambrough Castle ~ Bamburgh Castle ~ Banborrow ~ Bebanburgh ~ Bebba ~ Bebbanburh ~ Bebbane

Bamburgh, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bamburgh, coast par. and township, N. Northumberland, 5 miles NE. of Belford -- par., 25,230 ac., pop. 3801; township, 1200 ac., pop. 345; P.O. It was a seat of the kings of Northumhria.

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