The Northumberland village is renowned for its stunning coastal castle, which helped crown the resort the nation’s number one in a tourism poll. Bamburgh had slipped from its first place last year, but reclaimed top spot again after receiving a customer score of 85 percent. Visitors gave it five stars for its beaches, tourist attractions and scenery.
Holidaymakers also gave it top marks for value for money, with prices for accommodation being half those at resorts in Cornwall.
Despite the small size of Bamburgh, the vastness of its beach meant it received positive feedback for its peace and quiet, allowing visitors to easily distance themselves and avoid crowds.
However, it may not be so peaceful for long, the study warned.
Bamburgh’s appeal has already started to spread, with visitors encouraged to reserve tables in restaurants and arrive at the castle early to secure a parking space.
The poll was conducted by consumer champion Which? The website sought out views on Britain’s coastal towns and villages to find the nation’s favourite seaside destinations. It surveyed more than 4,000 people and ranked nearly 100 towns and villages.
Visitors rated nearly 60 seaside spots at 70 percent or above, while 30 were awarded four or five stars for peace and quiet…