Category Archives: Local Area

Northumberland Stately Homes

You will have heard that Northumberland boasts many castles that are filled with historic significance and wonderment, but something else that you can find in Northumberland is its eye catching beautiful stately homes. See how the wealthy lived many years ago by wondering the delightfully decorated stately homes that are now open to the public, […]

Discover Northumberland on foot

AMBLE TOWN TRAIL Discover the history of Amble-by-the-sea renowned as Northumberland’s ‘friendliest port’ NORTHUMBERLAND COAST PATH The North Sea Trail incorporates the coasts of all countries touched by the North Sea. Northumberland’s section of this trail is called the Northumberland Coast Path which offers some of the finest coastal walking in the country. From sandy beaches to rocky […]

Shopping in Northumberland

Take home more than just memories when visiting Warkworth. Independent shops and craft centres are perfect for buying designer jewellery and art; ideal for gifts or for keeping all to yourself. Craft fairs and markets in the historic town of Alnwick provide the perfect opportunity to purchase bespoke gifts. There’s also Barter Books, one of the […]

Northumberland Gardens

Award winning Alnwick Garden at the helm of the Duchess of Kent’s estates lies only seven miles away from the hotel. One of few gardens & stately homes that hint at the colourful and innovative past of the county, Alnwick Garden truly is a wonderland for all to enjoy … The gardens and arboretum at Howick Hall […]

Birdwatching in Northumberland

Northumberland really is a ‘birdies paradise’ (Telegraph, 2010) and offers some of the best bird-watching spots in the country. Here on the coastline, summer’s hotspot becomes the renowned Farne Islands are home to terns, puffins, razorbills, kittiwakes, shags and guillemots and from close by Coquet Island you can catch a glimpse of Britain’s rarest breeding seabird, the Roseate Tern. Spring and […]