Neville Tower at Bamburgh Castle
We are thrilled to present Neville Tower, part of Northumberland’s iconic Bamburgh Castle and one of the most unique holiday homes to be launched on the Northumberland Coast for many years.
Part of Northumberland's iconic Bamburgh Castle
The Tower, which has spacious accommodation over three floors, has been fully renovated to a high standard throughout and sits within the walls of Bamburgh Castle, moments from Bamburgh's stunning beach. The highlight is the impressive top floor living area with incredible far-reaching views to the north and south over Bamburgh beach, the Farne Islands and Holy Island.
On the first floor there’s a fully-equipped kitchen with informal dining area, bedroom with king size bed and bathroom with bath with shower over.
The ground floor is split level with an entrance hall at one level leading down to a second bedroom with zip and link beds (which can be super king or twin) and adjacent WC, providing privacy for two couples holidaying together. Both bedrooms are spacious with fabulous views over Bamburgh’s magnificent beach, whilst the kitchen overlooks the village and the Castle Keep and Inner Ward.
The period styling includes heritage colours by Farrow & Ball, Jim Lawrence lighting, bespoke curtains and cushions in sumptuous crewel, linen and velvet fabrics and beautiful wool throws by innovative Welsh designer Melin Tregwynt.
On entering the property, there is a small entrance hall with cloakroom area with coat hooks. The property sits on 3 levels with 32 steps in total from top to bottom.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds that can be 6' super king or 3' twins on request, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and decorative feature fireplace.
Adjacent to the bedroom is a WC and basin.
Kitchen with single oven with 4 ring electric hob, fridge with freezer box, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso machine. The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of good quality china, glasses and cookware. There is a dining table (seats 4) for informal dining.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom one with king size bed, large armoire and dressing table. Hanging space is provided in a wardrobe on the landing above.
Landing with study area with desk.
Open-plan living area with dining table (seats 6) and seating area with two sofas, TV with Freeview and DVD player, DVDs, books and games. This impressive room has magnificent far reaching views to the north and south over the beach to the Farne Islands and Holy Island.
There is no private outside space at Neville Tower, however the beach is just a few minutes’ walk from the Tower. There are a number of apartments within the Castle and guests are asked to be considerate to other residents when in the grounds. Picnics are not allowed in the grounds other than in a designated area. During Castle opening hours, guests should not be using any wheeled toys, bicycles, etc within the grounds and ball games are not permitted at any time.
There is no vehicular access to Neville Tower other than unloading on arrival and loading on departure. Guests can park free of charge in car parks outside the Castle walls and access Neville Tower on foot. A map will be provided on arrival that clearly marks temporary parking for loading and unloading along with car parks for longer term parking.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Regretfully Neville Tower is not suitable for pets.
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. Hypoallergenic bedding is available for bedroom one on request. A hairdryer is provided in both bedrooms. Guest toiletries are provided along with luxurious bath sheets and hand towels.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
The property has oil fired central heating.
Guest Privacy - Important
Neville Tower is an integral part of Bamburgh Castle which is open to the public daily. Please click here for details of the opening times, which vary depending upon the time of year. Guests should therefore be aware that there will be members of the public in the Castle and grounds during these times.
Complimentary entry to the Castle is included.
There are weddings held at the Castle throughout the year which usually include a drinks reception on the battlements between 5pm and 7pm.
It is important to note that there are also events, including filming, taking place at the castle. Please click here for further information. Guests may attend outdoor concerts or events run by the castle free of charge, but tickets would have to be purchased for any concerts held in the Kings Hall or those run by outside agencies, outdoors.
Please contact us should you require further information or if you have any concerns.
For guests looking to holiday together, Bamburgh Castle Holiday Cottages also offer The Clock Tower sleeping 4+1 in a separate castle apartment. Located in Bamburgh village, there are: Grove House sleeping 4, Windley sleeping 4, Kingfisher Cottage sleeping 2+2, Rose Cottage sleeping 4, Curlew Cottage sleeping 2+2, Sandhills sleeping 3 and St Aidan's Lodge sleeping 4.
With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants on the doorstep as well as miles upon miles of stunning white sands within walking distance it is part of the reason visitors return to this area year-after-year, and why it remains one of the most popular beach destinations in England.
For dining-out, you can enjoy fantastic fresh seafood at The Potted Lobster located in the heart of the village; the Castle Hotel for a hearty pub meal and pretty beer garden; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and some chat next to the fire. Alternatively try The Wyndenwell for an ice-cream, cake and coffee stop, or the Copper Kettle, a characterful little tea-room serving a selection of freshly baked scones and light-bites. For something a bit more informal en-route to the beach, The Hut sits on the edge of the sand dunes for a delicious bacon butty or a kipper bun.
For provisions, The Pantry is a super deli selling meats, cheeses, preserves, freshly baked bread and smoked fish as well as lots of naughty puddings which all come from renowned local suppliers across the area. For picnics or lunches on-the-go, they will prepare sandwiches on request along with freshly ground coffee, or can arrange for food hampers full of gourmet goodies to be made up for your arrival at your holiday home. J Carter has been the village butchers for 125 years serving only the finest locally produced meat, homemade pies and award winning bacon which is cured and smoked on the premises. The nearest Co-op supermarket can be found in nearby Seahouses.
Standing on a quite spectacular 180 foot high basalt crag, the skyline is dominated by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle from miles around. A visit to the Castle will allow you to experience over two thousand years of fascinating history with dark tales of royal rebellion, turbulent battles, and stories of powerful legend and folklore. The Grace Darling Museum offers a wonderful insight into the life of this courageous young woman who was written into the history books in 1838 when she risked her life to row a boat out in treacherous seas to rescue survivors of the luxury steam ship Forfarshire.
As well as boasting its own magnificent Castle, the village is home to the Bamburgh Golf Club - an 18 hole golf course with outstanding views towards Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands and the Cheviot Hills. Rated by Golf World Magazine as ‘quite possibly the most beautiful and beautifully situated golf course in all England’ this tricky links course will both challenge and delight. You will also find tennis courts in the village which can be hired for a nominal fee.
The beach at Bamburgh comprises glorious curves of white sand backed by deep sand dunes, rocky outcrops and dramatic shorelines. and is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of the numerous sandbars along its length, and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming. Alternatively, six miles south of Bamburgh, you will find excellent watersports on the golden sands of Beadnell Bay where you can launch boats, rent surfboards, wetsuits and bikes or try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing with accredited instructors.
For young explorers, pack a fishing net along with a sand bucket and enjoy a spot of rock-pooling for tiny shore crabs, starfish or periwinkles at Bamburgh Lighthouse at Harkness Rocks - named by Countryfile as one of the top ten rockpooling areas in Britain. Here you can spend many happy hours dabbling in the plunge pools before taking a gentle wander back along the beach to the village.
The whole area is bursting with things to do here, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. Cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert, take a boat trip from Seahouses to the outstanding Farne Islands nature reserve and seabird sanctuary, head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers, visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall, or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.
Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Take a four mile circular walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay, where you can experience amazing sunsets over the bay in early evening, or follow the Coast and Castles circular, a dog-friendly stretch involving a moderate walk of 8.5 miles taking in both coast and country. For cyclists, there are family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks in the vast wilderness of the Northumberland National Park which can be easily accessed from Wooler.
Historic houses and castles
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Nannies and babysitters
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"We had a fabulous time at Neville Tower in Bamburgh Castle. We had booked it about 11 months ago and have been so looking forward to our visit and it certainly didn’t disappoint! The accommodation is one of the best places I have stayed in. Really comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well equipped we had decided as the evenings would be long in January we would cater for ourselves and the kitchen had everything we needed. It was really thoughtful to have a welcome basket of goodies on our arrival. Thank you. The lounge has amazing views and definitely has the “wow” factor. Finally, the people we spoke to in the castle were lovely and Crabtree and Crabtree were a pleasure to deal with. All information provided was really clear to follow and dealt with promptly."Mrs Jones
"This was a longheld dream to stay in Bamburgh Castle, as it was the area of many happy childhood holidays for me. Despite the fact our visit was postponed twice due to covid, it ultimately worked in our favour, as a long weekend in November morphed into a whole week in July blessed with perfect weather. The friends we took with us were absolutely bowled over by the beauty of the Northumberland coastline - as we knew they would be. And as for the Neville Tower itself, well it certainly lived up to expectations. Stunning views from every window of the Farne Islands in one direction and Lindisfarne in the other, plus of course that spectacular beach. The sunsets were magnificent and having the whole place to ourselves once it was closed to the public each day was truly magical. The property was beautifully decorated and furnished, very comfortable and well equipped with everything you needed. We were also hugely impressed with the team at Crabtree and Crabtree who handled the pandemic related issues brilliantly and best of all had real people at the end of the phone line at all times!"Mrs Coulson
"We spent a last minute and wonderful break at Neville Tower in Bamburgh Castle this week end. It felt magical to be in the castle when it was closed to the public, and to have fantastic views of the beach and the sunsets. The weather was glorious and my partner, an artist who has painted these views before, was inspired to new work."Ryley Family
"Hello! Our stay at Neville Tower was simply wonderful - I booked it as a surprise for my husband’s 50th as Bamburgh Castle is his all time favourite place - and it simply couldn’t have been a better choice. It’s such a special place to stay, beautifully furnished and we felt very privileged to be in our ‘own’ little castle. There is so much to do and see locally as well. And the hamper was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Absolutely unforgettable."Hardy Party
"This is for us the perfect holiday with that combination of historical and coastal setting. The only downside is that too many other people seem to think the same. We're already looking forward to our next visit."Ms Hamilton
"what a fantastic holiday, the apartment was beautifully furnished and so cosy and warm, very welcoming. the views were just stunning, at every window. thank you for the milk in the fridge and welcome basket of groceries , was such a lovely thoughtful gesture indeed, and much appreciated. the house keeping staff done a lovely job, the place was spotless, cleanest we have experienced, thank you. thank you to all at crabtree & crabtree for such fantastic holiday at neville tower in one of the most amazing castles in Britain. we may not do face book or such like but we have showed our videos and photos and have let a lot of friends and family know about neville tower. thank you once again"Angie & Fiona
"We had an amazing stay at Neville Tower. It is such an unique experience."Mrs Redfearn
"Just to say how much my family and I enjoyed our stay at Neville Tower as part of my “significant “ birthday treat. The furnishings were exquisite, fully equipped kitchen and spotlessly clean. The luxurious welcome hamper was very much appreciated too. I have been visiting Bamburgh often over the last 40 plus years and therefore to actually stay within Bamburgh castle itself was magical."Ms Bradbury & family
"Thank you for another excellent break at Neville Tower we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The accommodation was excellent."Hedley family
"Just a little line to say what a wonderful weekend we have had at Neville Tower. A truly magical spot, spectacular views and so lovely to be just steps from our favourite beach. The tower is so well kept and we loved the little touches like the welcome pack and super fluffy towels!"Hendry family
"It was AWESOME!! You MUST try the place out….it’s fabulous. Truly. We had THE most amazing time. Ever. The beds were SO comfy…really comfy. The place is SO warm. The heating system worked it’s little cotton socks off. Nice and cosy it was. Knackered but happy."Hood family
"Thanks for a wonderful holiday! Staying in Bamburgh Castle was incredible and totally unique. We couldn't fault the housekeeping and the apartment - the welcome hamper was a really nice touch. Also, big thank you to the Crabtree & Crabtree team for a professional, smooth and friendly booking. Rest assured we will be using you again in the near future."Withers family
"The property was simply perfect, could not fault it at all, we had a lovely time. You could spend the whole holiday just standing by the different windows watching the light change. We also find your service excellent, and I have recommended you to others - love your welcome packs, a nice pack does make such a difference. I sincerely hope we will be seeing you again soon."Kirkby family
"Just to say we had a fab time at Neville Tower – it was even better than we thought. Thanks for all your arrangements, lovely welcome pack and a warm relaxing comfortable apartment. Brilliant as ever."Mcgill family
"We had a wonderful stay at Neville's Tower, felt privileged & part of the history of the Castle. Thanks for the complimentary pass into the main castle, been before but enjoyed the re-visit, & the welcome basket goodies - much appreciated. Plenty of steps In the property but we didn't mind at all. The views are to die for & the weather was beautiful all 4 days, so lucky. Certainly a big tick off my bucket list. Thank you, will be back with you in the village in December, can't get enough of Bamburgh!!"Ms Preston & Friends
"Thank you for a fabulous holiday in Neville Tower,Bamburgh Castle. The views from all the windows were superb, the Castle on one side and the beautiful bay on the other. Every detail of Neville Tower was brilliant. The welcome basket was a lovely and welcome surprise. This is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful county of Northumberland,it’s castles and beautiful coastline. We managed to visit 6 castles the week we were there, all very different.The most fascinating one that caught our imagination was Chillingham. Wow what an experience.
Cannot speak highly enough of Crabtree and Crabtree and will definitely book with them again.
We have booked previous holidays with other companies but none compare with this company."Mrs Sheppard
"We have arrived back home from our wonderful trip to Scotland and Northern England. All of the accommodations you booked for us were simply divine! We had the most amazing time! Thanks again for all of your help!"Ms Dejong
"Our visit to Neville Tower was fantastic. This was a dream come true for my wife, who it was arranged for. Bamburgh is her favorite castle and spending time there was something special. Thank you for making it so welcoming."Mr & Mrs Hooper
"Everything absolutely wonderful, including the weather!"Mrs Hamilton
"We had a fabulous week at Bamburgh castle, thank you. The Neville Tower property is lovely, so well cared for, really nicely decorated and furnished and a lovely welcome pack too! Stunning location!! Beach each way you look. It may have been a year in the planning but so well worth it. There is so much to do in the area and would highly recommend it. Thank you again"Ms Hanson
"We had a delightful time in Bamburgh and the Neville Tower experience was all we could have hoped for. Everything went like clockwork, the booking/preliminaries with Crabtree & Crabtree were as efficient and straightforward as could be. I have a sneaky feeling we will be back."Mr Cartwright
"Had a wonderful time at Bamburgh Castle and the trip was everything I hoped it would be and more. The Tower and facilities are excellent and I can't speak highly enough about Crabtree & Crabtree."Mr Smith
"Well what can we say about Neville Tower, an amazing place quite quirky in its layout, spacious, warm and welcoming. Returning on our first evening, it really feels like you have the keys to the castle, opening the ancient gates is quite surreal. The welcome pack was great, I also have to thank the housekeepers. I contacted them prior to my arrival and the were great, very quick response. I don’t know how Crabtree & Crabtree do it? We’ve used your service and cottages lots over the years, and we are again in June, professional all the way, keep up the great work."Mr & Mrs Doody
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday during low season only.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Relish waking up each day to unmatched coastal views. The spectacle of dolphins leaping from the waves beneath the castle is truly magical."Francis, owner of Bamburgh Castle