Northumberland Northern England. A majestic place. Off the tourist trail and largely unspoilt. Wide open landscapes, rich arable land, a stunning coastline, with the Cheviot Hills always in the background. Northumberland fishing communities such as Craster.
Castles galore. Bamburgh Castle towering above the village.
Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island a centre of early christianity in Britain.
Alnwick , pronounced 'Annick' the second largest inhabited castle in the Kingdom.
Coastal cottages Northumberland to caravan sites to holiday cottages on Holy Island to self catering cottage for rent in Seahouses to bed and breakfast and guesthouses Northumbria, to accommodation in Alnwick. Ideal for that short break, or wildlife watching holiday. Lots of places to stay
Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda No visit to Northumberland ,Northern England would be complete without seeing 'The Wall' Stretching for 73 miles , following the high ridge of the Whin Sill, making it all the more impressive. The remains of Roman Forts such as Housesteads. Watchtowers, milecastles, temples even a Roman Army Museum. Fine views. Great walking country too
Farne Islands a group of islands approx. 3 miles off coast of Northumberland. In season frequent boat trips to watch the wildlife from Seahouses. Year round home to Grey Seals, and spring and summer breeding home to thousands of seabirds- including- kittiwake, arctic tern, eider duck , guillemot, razorbill and Atlantic Puffins.
Lindisfarne Castle and Priory Holy Island Northumberland reachable along a causeway for an hour or so either side of low water, an Island full of character and lots of history. The Tudor castle standing guard over the harbour. The priory dating from Norman times .
Dominating the skyline above the delighful village of Bamburgh, visible for many miles along the Coast. Probably the most imposing castle in England. Restored by Lord Armstrong in the 1890's at the then astronomical cost of one million pounds. From the ramparts on a clear day are fine views across to the Farne Islands, along the Coast to Lindisfarne, and if you are lucky as far as the Cheviot Hills.
No visit to Northumberland is complete without seeing Alnwick Castle In mid-summer English roses of the garden a delight. The Grand Cascade. See how the Duchess of Northumberland's dream to transform a derelict 12 acre walled garden into the most magnificent garden created anywhere in Europe in the last 100 years. Explore the town, see the Bondgate, wander the cobbled streets.
Northumberland Coastal Route- one of the most stunning drives or cycle rides in the County. Taking in some of the finest views, with detours to add yet more interest. From bustling villages such as Seahouses- departure point for the Farnes, and still home to smoke houses producing kippers the old fashioned way, to nearby Beadnell with its Lime Kilns.
Haven Holidays Haggerston Castle Nr Berwick-upon-Tweed "5-Star facilities, fabulous location" truly a five-star delight. Boasting itís very own Golf Course & Boating lake, Haggerston Castle is one of our finest & most well appointed Parks.
Haven Holidays Berwick nr Berwick-upon-Tweed Holiday fun with the touch of luxury! Berwick offers an exhilarating holiday mix of town and seaside, coast and countryside. Nestling in the heart of beautiful border country with direct beach access, every family will love a break at Berwick. Berwick is a sensational 5-star Holiday Park overlooking a beautiful beach, just a stroll from the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
From Paxton House to Manderston, and Mellerstain, lots to explore. Not forgetting Cragside - the first house in England to be lit by electricity. The Gardens a delight, an huge wooded estate a delight to explore. Admire the Douglas firs in the Pinetum. In late summer peaches and lemons in the conservatory. Walks , picnics areas, and adventure playground- ideal for all the family.
Scottish Borders For a day trip. Most peoples idea of Scotland in miniature, rolling heather clad hills, the River Tweed running through wooded valleys to the sea, centuries of history, castles, abbeys, and watchtowers, on the East Coast unspoilt fishing villages such as St Abbs, all in an area no larger than 50 miles by 30 miles.
Lake District For a long day trip or a short break why not explore what many say is one of the beautiful parts of England? In an area only approx. 30 miles square can one climb 3000 foot mountains; take a trip on a steamboat; walk through ancient oak woodland along lake shores; explore dales dotted with white washed centuries old farmhouses.
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