The dramatic coastal castle of Bamburgh dominates the skyline along the coast of Budle
Bay and just a few miles from here lies the small village of Waren Mill.
Waren Mill has a rich history and was once an important port, although over the centuries,
the lie of the land and estuary has changed dramatically and nothing of this now remains. The
mill from which the village gets its name was once a busy corn mill and the mill's historical
buildings have been converted to luxury accommodation. There are plenty of places to stay in
this well-located village, and is a great base for exploring the area's castles, coast and
countryside. Views from the village out to the bay and towards Lindisfarne Island are stunning and once seen, never forgotten.
With stretches of golden sand and dunes, the coastal area here is very beautiful and the
beaches have blue flag status. This is a prime spot for birdwatchers, with Budle Bay being
home to thousands of sea birds. The vast stretches of sand are also popular with kite-surfers.
Visitors can go on fishing trips or boat rides out to the Farne islands from the nearby village of Seahouses.
Additionally, walkers and ramblers flock here to make the most of the miles of fantastic
footpaths, both along the coast and in the countryside. Alnwick, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh castles must all be visited and in Alnwick, there are also award winning gardens to visit. The walled market town of Berwick upon Tweed is also just 18 miles to the north.