The thriving market town of Alnwick has cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and buildings made from natural stone. You will find cafes, inns and shops to explore as well as the largest second hand book shop in an old railway station.
It is situated in the heart of Northumberland, near the heritage coast which has over twenty miles of lovely sandy coastline and dunes, ideal for a relaxing stroll. The Alnwick landscape is perfect for nature watching, walks, bike rides and all forms of country quests.
The medieval village of Alnwick, standing on the river Aln is a great family holiday destination and could be just what you are looking for.
This area has become very popular over recent years due to the Harry Potter series being filmed at Alnwick Castle. This medieval castle with its 14th century dungeon and walls is set in beautiful terraced gardens including a rose and ornamental garden. It has incredible views over the nearby countryside and has been the home of the Percy family for over 700 years.
Bamburgh Castle sitting forty five metres above sea level on a rocky plateau is known as one of the largest occupied castles in the country, set in 9 acres, this castle will definitely keep you occupied.
Alnmouth, once an important port, until a large storm took place and changed the path that the river Aln. To this day you can see the wood cross which marks where the church became cut off by the river. It is a vibrant seaside resort ideal for sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying a picnic and is popular all year round; the beaches are Alnmouth Bay, Marsden Rocks and Seaton point.
The Bakehouse Gallery, once a working bakery, has a large selection of art from Northumbrian artists and is an engaging and inspiring gallery including sculptures and fossilised tree trunks.
Seahouses can be a very busy town with tourists during Peak Season, especially the colourful harbour with its diving boats, pleasure craft taking tourists to the Farne Island, the home of puffins, shags and terns. The main street has a good choice of pubs and restaurants, don’t forget the beach with its windswept dunes, perfect for walks with your family.
The pretty village of Bamburgh with its striking castle and home to the bamburgh banger has an assortment of restaurants and pubs and lovely sandy beach.
Craster is a small fishing village well known for its Craster kippers and small attractive harbour. Wonderful views of Dunstanburgh castle can been seen from here along the rocky shoreline or if you prefer a leisurely walk, you could follow the coastal path for a mile and a half and you will reach the castle. Make the most of these tranquil surrounding and enjoy a stay in this charming village.
The rural hillside village of Longframlington positioned between the Cheviots and the coast offers many walking opportunities in the local countryside or coast which is just 15 minutes away by car.
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