Places of Interest in the surrounding area

Northumberland is crammed with exciting and wonderful places to visit. The coastline is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, (AONB) and is spectacular in all weathers. The famous World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall is to the south west, about a 75 minute drive from the cottage and well worth a trip.

More locally you will find something for everyone. There are castles, dungeons, gardens, historic houses, galleries, a miniature railway and working water mill at Heatherslaw, rivers, waterfalls, beaches, birds, and wildlife. Sports, include wonderful walks, gliding, national cycling routes, riding, golf and fishing. Cafes, crafts and farmers markets and much more to a 20 mile radius of the cottage.

Cheviot

Northumberland National Park - covers over 400 square miles and is full of stunning views, rolling hills -The Cheviots – and winding valleys.  There are 700 miles of footpaths and rights of way and permissive paths in this most magic of places.See www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk.

Lindisfarne

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne - In 635AD St Aidan founded his monastery here and brought Christianity to Northumberland. It has a haunting beauty with its Castle, history of Illuminated Gospels and terrible Viking massacre.  There is abundant wildlife and vegetation.  Reached by causeway, open twice in 24hrs, it is waiting to be explored.

Cheviot

The Northumberland Coast - renowned for its unspoilt beauty, treacherous rocks and headlands and miles and miles of sandy beaches.  There are castles aplenty, pretty little fishing villages and the  Grace Darling museum at Bamburgh.  Boat trips to the Farne Islands nature reserves are to be had at Seahouses.

Alnwick

Alnwick - Historic Market Town and home to Alnwick Castle. It is the 2nd largest inhabited castle in the country has been home to the Percys since 1309.  It is open to the public in the summer and the famous gardens are open year round. There are festivals and weekly markets and a farmers market last Friday of the month.