There are endless things to do and see in and around Northumberland you won’t be able to fit them all in your visit. As the weather can be very unpredictable we have put together a few ideas for you to suite all weathers.
We are metres away from the wall and the Hadrian’s Wall trail, which is a footpath that follows the wall. There are also many roman forts for you to visit on your way such as the Corbridge Roman Fort, Vindolanda, Housesteads. It is an ideal way to spend a car free day, as there is a Hadrian’s wall bus that runs up and down the wall.
The Northumberland coastline has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and well worth a visit, Bamburgh , Seahouses, Duridge bay to name but a few. Also not forgetting the world famous Holy Island of Linisfarne.
National Trust Properties
There are also many National Trust properties and gardens to visit
Cragside house and gardens (home of George Armstrong)
Beamish open air Musuem
Beamish is a world famous open air museum. We tell the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.
Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. With so many things to see, Beamish is a wonderful day out for people of all ages.
Newcastle City Centre
Newcastle is only 20 mins away where you can take a stroll along the Quayside over the millennium bridge and visit the Baltic a contemporary art centre and also The Sage Music Centre. There is often a market on the quay side on a Sunday morning. If you fancy something different then there are several museums and galleries with free entry.
Tea rooms and places to eat...
Vallum farm tea room and Ice cream parlour 5 min in car lovely ice cream and a great outdoor children’s play area.
Wheelbirks is also an Ice cream parlour cafe with an indoor children’s play area and a lovely orchard to sit out and play in the good weather.
Matfen Brewery has a lovely menu and a licensed bar where you can try their very own beer made on the farm, they also they offer tours around the brewery.
Corbridge is a village about 10 mins away; they have several tearooms and bistro style pubs.
The Historical market town of Hexham is approximately 20 min drive away, you can visit the very impressive Abbey, Old Gaol, and beautiful parks. Hexham also has a tourist information centre.