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Things to do in Northumberland - Complete Guide
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June 14, 2017


 

 About Northumberland 

 

Northumberland is situated in the North East of England and it is home to some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery and coast lines.

 

It is fast becoming a hotspot for holiday-goers which is little surprise considering how much there is to see and do there.

 

This guide looks at the top 5 things to see and do for all tourists heading to Northumberland to enjoy their holiday.

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 Top 5 Things to do in Northumberland: 

 

1. This first on the list is doing a round trip from Dunstanburgh Castle, famous castle ruin, to Craster, a small fishing village a short walk away from the castle itself. Once you have taken in the views, you can head back to Craster for crab sandwiches or seafood soup and, if smoked fish is your thing, you can go to Robson’s Smokery to stock up on your fresh fish.

 

 

2. Alnwick Castle and Gardens are Northumberland’s pride and joy so it is little wonder that www.gracedarlingholidays.com offer accommodation within walking distance. It is a great place for the whole family with water gardens, a poison garden and The Treehouse which never fails to impress but be warned, you will need to book if you want to eat here. Alnwick Castle has made a name for itself from the film industry when it was used as a location for the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone film so grab your broomstick and take a tour of the castle and gardens.

 

 

3. The walk from Seahouses to Bamburgh should be very high up on your to do list when visiting Northumberland. It is a fascinating walk that takes you along the beach where, on a low tide, you will see shipwrecks scattered along the sea bed. Once in Bamburgh, you can head to the Grace Darling Museum where you will learn about the life of this Victorian heroine and then you can cross over the road to see where she is buried. Once you have explored all of Bamburgh, walk back to Seahouses where you can explore the old ammunitions hut from the World Wars while the little ones investigate the rockpools.

 

 

4 . If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Northumberland, you have to stop at Holy Island. This island is only accessible when the tide is low; this creates a walkway between the mainland and the island but it is essential that you check the tide timetable because you don’t want to be stranded. It is a beautiful island that has a mystical quality to it and it is also home to Lindisfarne Castle, a fort turned Edwardian holiday home with an expanse of beautiful gardens. This is one place you don’t want to miss.

 

 

5. If you’re a book lover then you will enjoy looking through the second hand books in Alnwick. Barter Books is situated in the old railway station and is like taking a leap back in time. When you walk into the shop, you’re mesmerised by the floor to ceiling mural as well as the shelves upon shelves of books. You can spend hours perusing the titles while the little ones explore the impressive children’s section, or you can sit in the cafe and enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake.