Our Local Area

We are located half a mile back from the sea, where a string of beaches stretch north from Embleton to Bamburgh in one of the UK’s most beautiful places. In the heart of a National Trust-designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ONB) which fuses the best of both worlds – spectacular countryside and a breathtaking coastal location just an hour from the metropolitan hearts of Newcastle to the south and Edinburgh to the north.

 

We’re only a couple of miles from the spectacular Farne Islands, famed for its bird life and Atlantic grey seals (boat trips from nearby Seahouses are wild and memorable!); Alnwick Castle and Gardens, home of the first two Harry Potter films; Holy Island, a little gem easily reached across a causeway (just watch the tide…), and some of the best surfing and water sports, golf, field spots, walking and country pursuits you could wish for.

Castles & Historic Attractions

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

Warkworth Castle

Warkworth Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Etal Castle

Etal Castle

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory

Housesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads Roman Fort

Cherryburn Museum

Cherryburn Museum

Woodhorn

Woodhorn

Grace Darling Museum

Grace Darling Museum

Gardens and Stately Homes

Alnwick Gardens

Alnwick Gardens

Wallington House Gardens & Estate

Wallington House Gardens & Estate

Paxton House

Paxton House

Cragside House, Gardens & Estate

Cragside House, Gardens & Estate

Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval Hall

Whalton Manor Gardens

Whalton Manor Gardens

Outdoor Activities

Kielder Water & Forest Park

Kielder Water & Forest Park

Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park

Walking in Northumberland

Walking in Northumberland

Cycling in Northumberland

Cycling in Northumberland

Fishing

Fishing

Golf Courses in Northumberland

Golf Courses in Northumberland

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Water Sports

Water Sports

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Go Ape

Go Ape

Delta Force Paintballing

Delta Force Paintballing

Places to Visit

Whitehouse Farm

Whitehouse Farm

Holy Island

Holy Island

Alnwick Markets

Alnwick Markets

Farne Islands

Farne Islands

Chainbridge Honey

Chainbridge Honey

Morwick Ice Cream Parlour

Morwick Ice Cream Parlour

Indoor Leisure and Entertainment

Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick

Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick

Spas in Northumberland

Spas in Northumberland

Coquetdale Arts Centre

Coquetdale Arts Centre

Alnwick Playhouse

Alnwick Playhouse

Barter Books

Barter Books

Further Afield

Newcastle Upon Tyne Theatre Royal

Newcastle Upon Tyne Theatre Royal

The Journal Tyne Theatre

The Journal Tyne Theatre

The Metro Radio Arena

The Metro Radio Arena

Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium

Shopping at Metro Centre

Shopping at Metro Centre

As You Like It

As You Like It

Millenium Bridge, Quayside

Millenium Bridge, Quayside

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Auld Reekies Ghost Tour

Auld Reekies Ghost Tour

Edinburgh Dungeons

Edinburgh Dungeons

St Giles Cathedral

St Giles Cathedral