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Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coast
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|Animal||Bar-tailed godwit, Chillingham cattle, dunlin, grey seal, merlin, pale-bellied brent goose, pintail, puffin, teal, wigeon, yellow-browed warbler|
The Northumberland Coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covering 100 miles of coastline from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to the River Coquet estuary in the Northeast of England. Features include: Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Beadnell, Budle Bay, Cocklawburn Beach, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle, the Farne Islands, Lindisfarne and Seahouses. It lies within the natural region of the North Northumberland Coastal Plain.
The coastal area is situated to the east of the A1 road. It is sparsely populated and includes sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged cliffs and isolated islands. It includes two National Nature Reserves. Fortresses and peel towers along the coast are evidence of past conflicts between the English and Scots in this border area. Coal fields are nearby and 'sea coal' is washed up on the beaches.
- Northumberland Coast - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
- Enjoy Northumberland
- Visit Northumberland - The Official Visitor Site for Northumberland from Northumberland Tourism
- The Northumberland Coast - Information from VisitNorthumberland.com
- A Visitors Guide to Towns and Villages on the Northumberland Coast
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