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THE AREA / THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO SEE

The idyllic seaside village of Bamburgh, previously capital of the kingdom of Northumbria, is set in one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions the country has to offer, with a spectacular castle standing 150 ft above the sea.

Northumberland has some of the most unspoilt landscapes in Britain with miles and miles of empty sandy beaches. Countless castles scatter the countryside, alongside some great country houses and gardens from its rich and often turbulent history being on the border between England and Scotland.

Take a look at a few of the things you can do when you have a holiday in one of our cottages.

Beaches & Gardens

Bamburgh
Sandy beaches, a few rocks, large sand dunes and beautiful views of Bamburgh Castle and towards the Farne Islands. A area of true oustanding natural beauty.

www.nearestbeach.co.uk

Embleton
A gloriously wide sandy beach that seems to stretch for miles. The majestic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle provide the dramatic backdrop.

www.nnouk.com

Howick & Howick Royal Gardens
Sea trips, tours and landings on the Farne Islands including Lindisfarne by the famous  Billy  Shiel MBE  in motor vessels equipped to the highest marine safety.

www.howickhallgardens.org

Historic Houses

Alnwick Castle & Gardens
One of the largest inhabited castles in England. Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 700 years

www.alnwickcastle.com

Floors Castle Kelso
The seat of the Duke of Roxburghe, located on the western outskirts of Kelso. Despite its name it is a country house rather than a fortress.

www.roxburghe.net/castle

Craigside & Wallington Hall
Enter the world of Lord Armstrong - Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was truly a wonder of its age.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/craigside

The Great Outdoors

The  Farne  Islands
Lying two to three miles off the Northumberland coast, these islands are part of the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles.

www.farne-islands.com

Day Walks in the Cheviot Hills
The Cheviots provide some of the best upland stretches for walking. The upland scenery of the Cheviot massif is second to none

www.cheviotwalks.org

Keilder Dark Skies Observatory
Deep in the heart of Northumberland you can experience a night sky which is out of this world!

www.visitkielder.com

Days Out

Barter Books Alnwick
'The British Library of secondhand bookshops'. located in Alnwick's magnificent old Victorian railway station.

www.barterbooks.co.uk

Durham
Home to the iconic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside and dramatic coastline are dotted with cultural treasures.

www.thisisdurham.com

Edinburgh
The inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting.

www.visitscotland.com

Eating Out

The Ship, Low Newton
The Ship looks out to sea across the beautiful sandy beach of Newton Haven. A growing reputation for serving good simple food.

www.shipinnnewton.co.uk

The Lord Crewe, Bamburgh
Northumbrian hotel and restaurant situated in the historic castle village of Bamburgh.

www.lordcrewe.co.uk

The Jolly Fishermen, Craster
Combining stunning sea views with delicious home cooking and beautifully kept ales

www.thejollyfishermancraster.co.uk

Historic Interest

Dunstanburgh Castle
Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland. Earl Thomas of Lancaster began the fortress in 1313.

www.english-heritage.org.uk

Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world by fast-moving tides, both an island and a picturesque village, Holy Island carries a wealth of history within its tidal walls.

www.lindisfarne.org.uk

Hadrian's Wall
Experience Roman life and epic history across73 miles of stunning locations

www.visithadrianswall.co.uk

Theatre & Cinema

Alnwick Playhouse
A wonderful and vibrant arts centre, the Playhouse is firmly established as one of the leading small venues in the North of England.

www. alnwickplayhouse .co.uk

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
One of the finest and most historic theatres in the UK. 365,000 people a year can't be wrong!

www.theatreroyal.co.uk.

The Maltings, Berwick
The premier performing and media arts venue for north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

 
 
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