Northumberland – Known for Castles & Beaches

Northumberland is one of the largest counties in the UK, it has the most Castles and is also one of the best kept secrets.

There really is something for everyone to enjoy, whether it be exploring some of the magnificent historic villages, castles and monuments, taking the dog for a walk along the miles of golden beaches, relaxing in the comfort of your holiday home or doing something more active, like horse riding or exploring the hills.  You will find it all in Northumberland.

There is a host of wildlife and plenty of places to take the family such as petting zoos, Alnwick Castle and Gardens (For example, The Home of Harry Potter), or one of the play parks like Carlisle Park in Morpeth.

We have a range of luxurious accommodation for you to choose from and have provided you with some further information about our area so you can see the beauty of Northumbria for yourself.  We write articles about our area often, so do pop along and check out our “News Page”.  We also try to keep you updated with new developments and things to do whilst in the area across our Social Media, emails and Blog Posts.

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About Northumberland

Northumberland is one of those very special counties that will create beautiful memories that will stay with you forever and make you want to visit time and time again.  Many in the area call it the best kept secret in the UK and once experienced never forgotten.

The scenery is spectacular from the rugged hills of the Cheviots, beautiful deserted sandy beaches, magnificent castles (including Alnwick Castle the home of Harry Potter) and many quaint little villages / market towns, where you can experience the true hospitality of the Northern folk.

Additional Activities

You are close to several outstanding golf courses, the closest being Burgham Golf Course just three miles from your cabin.  There are also cycling paths, beach activities and horse riding for the more active guests.

For the children there are petting farms, small zoos, Harry Potter’s Castle and Alnwick Gardens, Carlisle Park in Morpeth and many other activities that will make their stay special too.

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Northumberland’s Beaches

Northumberland proudly boasts miles and miles of golden beaches that are rarely busy.  Visit any time of year and enjoy a leisurely stroll or explore some of the wonderful sand dunes.  Why not do a  spot of bird watching too.

There are golf courses overlooking beaches, magnificent castles watching over our shores and a range of activities including horse riding, kite surfing and more.

Some of the more famous beaches are Alnmouth, Druridge Bay with it’s national park, Bamburgh with the  castle and Seahouses where you can catch a boat and visit the Farne Islands. There is also a great trip over to Holy Island but be careful to check the tides before set off or you could find yourself stranded.

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Northumberland’s Golf Courses

Northumberland is known for it’s vast range of beautiful golf courses.  You can choose from a country course or one overlooking one of our wonderful beaches all of which have stunning and dramatic views.

Head  Inland and you have championship courses such as Slaley and Burgham which is home of the PGA North Region Championship.  If you are looking for a golfing holiday then Burgham is also just three miles from our range of  luxury log cabins, making a perfect golfing holiday.

The coastal courses are also beautiful and are all nestled close to the golden sandy beaches that line our shores.  You can chose from Warkworth, Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth or Newbiggin by the Sea.

As well as the nine hole courses dotted throughout the county you will also find a number of driving ranges where you can practice until your heart’s delight.


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Northumberland’s Castles

Northumberland has more castles than any other county in the UK together with some of the most famous and most haunted.

Alnwick Castle is the home to “Harry Potter” and has some great activities for the children throughout the year.  It also hosts the famous Alnwick Gardens and Treehouse where you can sample local cuisine at it’s best.  The castle itself is open to the public and has a vast array of rooms and artifacts taking you back in time.

Bamburgh castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the UK, has 21 state rooms that are open to the public and over 2,000 artifacts for you to admire.  It is also nestled on the top of a hill overlooking the beautiful beach and quaint little village.

Chillingham Castle is one of the most haunted in the country, Warkworth sits on a river next to another lovely little village and Dunstanburgh is a ruin overlooking another gorgeous beach and golf course.

There really is something for everyone’s tastes and if you are into archeology you can join in with the team at Bamburgh who gather once a year to excavate.

Castles of Northumberland - Credit to Paul Appleby

Castles of Northumberland – Credit to Paul Appleby