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Castles

 

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle stands on a massive, 180-foot high basalt crag, giving all-round views of the coast and surrounding countryside. Remnants of what experts believe could be an ancient church has recently been found in a chance discovery at Bamburgh Castle.


Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is very much a living castle, still our family home, as it has been for seven hundred years. Alnwick Castle is also a popular film location, for everything from Harry Potter to Elizabeth to Becket to Blackadder.

 

Chillingham Castle
Since 1246 this Castle has been owned by one continuous blood line with the Earls Grey ruling the Castle for the founding centuries. Those Grey Lords built the Castle's alarming dungeons and torture chambers, as well as the beautiful parklands and gardens.

 


 

Activities

 

Carters Butchers
Carter's in Bamburgh, between the Castle Hotel and The Vic, is World class. Take the postcard from your welcome pack and give it to the butcher and he will give you a pound of his award winning sausages.

 

Swan Centre, Berwick
Ideal for improving your fitness or relieving the stress on holiday. 

 

Alnwick Squash Club

  • A private members club which has two squash
  • courts, one glass back and one traditional court,
  • both with extensive viewing facilities.

 

North Side Surf School

Learn to surf, try this fun and exhilerating sport at Northside Surf School 

 

Adventure Northumberland

Adventure Northumberland in Alnwick offers courses and guides for outdoor sports and activities including: cycling, mountain bike courses; guided rides; ‘Hike and Bike’ weekends; guided walks; wild camping trips; Sat Nav courses; overnight expeditions; weekend walks and walking holidays.

Cheviot Walks

This stunning website is the leading online resource for walking in the Cheviot Hills and offers a totally different perspective on this beautiful part of Northumberland. All material is free.

 

North East Guides

Visiting the North East and want to do some walking? Or, perhaps learn some navigation skills? We provide year round guided walks in most parts of this beautiful area: from the North Pennines to the Cheviots.

Footsteps in Northumberland

Walking in the beauty of Northumberland, the perfect answer for guided walks with an expert guide on the Heritage Coast, the countryside and in the the Northumberland National Park.

Experience North Country

Experience North Country offer a distinctive range of high quality tours, experiences and corporate days across the North East, perfect for both visitors to the area and locals looking for imaginative ways to spend their time.

Purple Aviation
The aim of Purple Aviation is to give access to high quality, fully maintained microlight aircraft for existing pilots and flight training for beginners looking to enjoy this less regulated form of recreational aviation.

Borders Gliding
Offers visitors the opportunity to experience gliding with a qualified instructor. You can learn to handle the controls or just sit back and enjoy the views.

 


 

Other Activities

 

Boards and Bikes

Surfboards, wetsuits and bikes - hired and delivered on the Northumberland coast in the Beadnell, Seahouses and Bamburgh areas. We also offer surf lessons, diving and snorkel and coasteering experiences - Have an adventure with us!

 

Massage

Treat yourself to an energising Thai Yoga Massage or a relaxing Hot Stone Massage at Kate's stunning Garden Studio. Located at Old Town Farm, 1 mile south of Otterburn in the Redesdale valley.

 

North of England Trike Tours

Enjoy a tour of Northumberland and far beyond on board a fantastic 3 seater 1400 cc trike. Take the ride of your life and see Holy Island, Kielder water, Hadrian's wall, the borders & much more. From 30 minutes to full day tours.  

 

Northern Experience Wildlife Tours

Northumberland's only fully licenced and insured wildlife, birdwatching and photography guides.  Black Grouse, Goshawk, Red Squirrel, Badger, Otter, Minke Whale and many, many more have been seen on their Northumberland safaris.  Guiding, tuition and package holidays are all available.

 

Wildharmony Outdoor Adventures

A family run outdoor adventure provider based in the stunning Northumbrian countryside. We specialise in innovative and exciting ways of exploring the natural world from family bushcraft activities, to stag, hen and birthday parties. 

 

The Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club

The Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club was founded in 1958 and membership is open to all with a beneficial interest in ornithology. The club aims to provide members with news of local ornithological interest through monthly bulletins, the annual report for the area, Birds in Northumbria, and other occasional publications.

 


 

Attractions

 

Alnwick Garden
There's so much to explore at The Alnwick Garden, including acres of fascinating plants, water sculptures, the infamous Poison Garden and one of the world's largest wooden tree houses, 364 days a year.

 

Farne Islands
The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Castle of Bamburgh. As well as being the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles they also have a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals.

 

St Cuthberts Church, Amble

St Cuthberts Church is the Anglican Parish Church of Amble. The North East is a friendly and welcoming region and you'll find this congregation to be no exception. A warm welcome is assured to all.

 

Wildharmony Outdoor Adventures

A family run outdoor adventure provider based in the stunning Northumbrian countryside. We specialise in innovative and exciting ways of exploring the natural world from family bushcraft activities, to stag, hen and birthday parties. 

 

Sunnyhills of Belford

Welcome to the Sunnyhills of Belford, Northumberland’s award winning farm shop. Open throughout the year, we can cater for all of your needs, with our Food Hall brimming with locally sourced Pies, Cakes, Pates, Preserves, Meats and Treats.

 

The Barn at Beal Coffee Shop and Restaurant

Outstanding location overlooking Holy Island and the Northumberland Coastline. The Barn’s pleasant atmosphere is complemented by excellent home cooking using local seasonal produce. We have a gift shop; children’s play area; field walks; camp site and Birds of Prey Centre.

 

Northumberland Cheese

Northumberland Cheese Company, Blagdon, is an award winning cheese maker of handmade farmhouse cheeses, having an online cheese shop with deliveries to UK and EU addresses.

 

Northumberland Antiques

Antiques and works of art scourced from Scotland and the North of England. Holiday momentos with investment potential.

 


 

Information

 

Northumberland Laundry

Clean Sheets Laundry Services is a Northumberland laundry specialising within the commercial industry

 

Northumberland Coast Visitors Guide
A great place to start for planning your days out. The Northumberland Coast website lists all the visitors attractions and history for each coastal town.

 

Foodlocalfood.com
This site brings together produce and products from over 100 different North East suppliers - meat, vegetables and dairy from the region's farms, biscuits, cakes and desserts from our bakers, fish landed on our own coastline and beers from our own breweries.

 

Bamburgh Parish
A locally produced website describing Bamburgh, its history and all it has to offer. Here you will find out all the activities and events Bamburgh has over the year such as The Grace Darling Museum, fables and folklore, landscapes and wildlife.

 

Rothbury Wines

Independent Wine Merchant offering carefully selected wines from around the world plus a large range of local beers, spirits and other drinks. Can also deliver to your holiday cottage for your arrival.

 

Holy Island
The Holy Islanders' web site with information on heritage, community and visitor attractions.

 

Lindisfarne Tourist Centre

The Lindisfarne Heritage Centre has been developed by the Island community from those with established family connections to those new families and scholars with more recent connections drawn by Lindisfarne's cultural heritage and natural beauty and history.

 

Bailiffgate Museum

The history of North Northumberland is told in a fun, interactive and educational way at the Bailiffgate Museum. Now children can gain FREE entrance. 

 

Budget Car Rental Stansted

Budget Car Rental are leaders in the UK Car Hire Market. They offer great car hire deals from London, Stansted Airport. The Stansted airport car rental offices are located in the airport arrivals hall.

 

Northumberland Cycle Hire, Transport and Baggage Services

Leading Northumberland cycle hire, transport and baggage services.