Northumberland is a place of breathtaking beauty, vast empty coast and ancient castles. Be inspired by this magical place of rivers, beaches and dark nights.
BAMBURGH CASTLE (20 MILES)
Each year Bamburgh Castle thrills, enthrals and captivates many thousands of visitors from across the globe with its incredible history, dramatic views and treasure-trove collection of unique pieces which tell the story of Bamburgh’s many reincarnations over the centuries.
THE FARNE ISLANDS (15 MILES)
The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast. Midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Bamburgh Castle. 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. There are various boat trips to visit the islands. An excellent day for all to enjoy!
ALNWICK CASTLE (6 MILES)
Alnwick Castle is a castle and country house in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of His Grace The 12th Duke of Northumberland. Offering Harry Potter, dragon and knight themes activities for all to enjoy.
ALNMOUTH (3 MILES)
Gaily painted houses strung along the north bank of the River Aln estuary welcome you to picturesque Alnmouth. Bordered by one of Northumberland’s best beaches.
THE ALNWICK GARDENS (6 MILES)
Where else could you marvel at the sight of 120 water jet Grand Cascade before taking lunch at one of the largest wooden tree houses in the world, nestled 18 meters above the ground? Only at The Alnwick Garden.
DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE (7 MILES)
Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland. The focus of fierce fighting during the Wars of the Roses, it was twice besieged and captured by Yorkist forces, but subsequently fell into decay. Later being taken on by English Heritage, perfect for panoramic views of Northumberland.
CRAGSIDE National trust (17Miles)
This pioneering home is filled with Victorian gadgets for efficient and modern living. With man-made lakes, foaming waterfalls, and swathes of rhododendron, this 1000-acre fantasy mountain landscape was envisioned by inventor and arms manufacturer Lord William Armstrong, with his wife Lady Margaret Armstrong charged with leading its creation.
LINDISFARNE (28 Miles)
Lindisfarne, also called Holy Island, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, which constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD; it was an important centre of Celtic Christianity under Saints Aidan, Cuthbert, Eadfrith, and Eadberht of Lindisfarne. The island was originally home to a monastery, which was destroyed during the Viking invasions but re-established as a priory following the Norman Conquest of England.
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LILIDOREI - beside Alnwick gardens (6 Miles)
Lilidorei is a magical, mysterious village full of play and home to 9 clans who worship Christmas.
They are ruled by Lord Elfwin, King of Lilidorei who lives in Elfwin Drin, the biggest play structure in the world.