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HOLIDAY AND SHORT BREAKS GUIDE 2013

Our turbulent

past

In 2013 Northumberland celebrates the visit of the spectacular Lindisfarne Gospels and commemorates the bloody Battle of Flodden, which changed the course of British history. Join us to mark our turbulent past.

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journey back in

time

Alnwick Castle (Gail Johnson)

Woodhorn Museum (Mario Czekirda)

Heatherslaw Railway (Gail Johnson)

Chillingham Castle (Gail Johnson)

Alnwick Garden (Gail Johnson)

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See the Lindisfarne Gospels When even Northumberland wasn’t remote enough Northumberland’s historic spirit Win a break in Northumberland Remembering Flodden Raising the bar Something to take home What’s new in Northumberland Northumberland’s spectacular outdoors What to do in the great outdoors Sleeping rough? Why not leave your car at home?

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Berwick Coast and Country Wooler, Ford & Etal and the Till Valley Alnwick Coast and Country Rothbury and Coquetdale Hadrian’s Wall and North Pennines Kielder and Redesdale Morpeth and South East Northumberland Accommodation agencies Quality and accessibility Northumberland map

Cover photo: Lindisfarne Castle (Britain on view), The Killing Fields (Clive Hallam-Baker)

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See the

Lindisfarne

Gospels

Till Valley and the Cheviots (Graeme Peacock)

The Lindisfarne Gospels are a magnificent example of medieval craftsmanship. This beautifully illustrated manuscript was produced in around 700 AD on the island monastery at Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and over 1000 years later will return to the region, forming the centrepiece of an exhibition on Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1 July to 30th September 2013. Northumberland will be celebrating the Gospel’s return with a calendar of events throughout 2013. Dedicated to the North East’s most famous saint, Cuthbert, Eadfrith the artist scribe created a beautiful book representing the golden age of design and craftsmanship in Northumbria. Written in latin, with a word-by-word translation into the Old English added in the 10th century – the Lindisfarne Gospels are the oldest surviving translation of the gospels into the English language. After Cuthbert died the Lindisfarne Gospels and his remains were kept safe by travelling across the North East and parts of Cumbria and Yorkshire before being laid to rest on Dun Holm, now the site of Durham Cathedral. During 2013 a new trail will recreate this epic journey. See www.visitnorthumberland.com/gospels for more information and a list of events celebrating the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels in 2013. 2


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when even

Northumberland wasn’t

remote enough

Many people now come to Northumberland to get away from it all, but in the 600s even Holy Island, a 5 mile walk across dangerous tidal sands wasn’t remote enough for St Cuthbert. He lived with only the puffins for company on the treacherous Farne Islands and was even known to spend nights praying in the freezing cold North Sea! You’ll be glad to know our accommodation is cosier these days, but you can see where St Cuthbert lived and the places his followers visited as they fled bloody Viking raids with the priceless Lindisfarne Gospels and Cuthbert’s still ‘incorrupt’ body over 100 years after his death. If you still want more of St Cuthbert after that, you could take a walk to St Cuthbert’s Cave, then travel on to visit the rather grand St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham, our very own ‘Durham Cathedral’. Pick up (or download) a copy of the ‘Footsteps of the Saints’ trail for more ideas in this area. Further west in beautiful Redesdale there are more mediaeval St Cuthbert’s Churches (he was a popular chap) in Bellingham, Corsenside and Elsdon - each with its own special charm.

Hexham Abbey (Graeme Peacock)

Cuthbert probably went to school at the monastery St Aidan had already established on Lindisfarne, and when he was 15 fought with King Oswald’s army to protect Bamburgh Castle. He would have visited St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh which has an atmospheric interior, dramatic windows and memorials to Victorian heroine Grace Darling. Archaeologists are still working around Bamburgh Castle to uncover secrets of this ‘golden age’. It was probably the Romans who first brought Christianity into the region, evidence of this has been found at the ongoing excavations at Roman Vindolanda. Roman stones were re-used in the building of many churches in this area – you can see a complete Roman arch inside St Andrew's Church, Corbridge and more Roman evidence at Hexham Abbey. Cont p4 Vindolanda Museum (Vindolanda Trust)

CHURCH OF OUR LADY The 900-year-old Church of Our Lady, tucked away behind Seaton Delaval Hall on the A190, has several features which make it a rarity! Come and visit! Summer opening times available on our website.

Mrs Helen Waller, Church of our Lady, Seaton Sluice, NE25 8SU T: 0191 291 3139 E: jkwaller@blueyonder.co.uk

www.delavalparish.org.uk Lindisfarne Priory (English Heritage)

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Later in 627, Bishop Paulinus spent 36 days baptizing the local community in the River Glen, near the Anglo-Saxon site of Ad Gefrin, the palace of Northumbrian Warrior King Edwin and within the shadow of the once-sacred hilltop of Yeavering Bell. Nearby in the Church of St Gregory the Great, Kirknewton you can see an ancient stone carving of the Adoration of the Magi, apparently wearing kilts! When Oswald, saint and king, fought to regain his father’s kingdom at the Battle of Heavenfield (near Chollerford), he set up a cross to show he fought as a Christian. Here the tiny St Oswald’s Church, high on the ridge followed by Hadrian’s Wall, is the starting point for the 97 mile St Oswald’s Way. This leads back to Holy Island via Warkworth on the coast.

Kirknewton St Gregory (Andrew Duff)

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St Cuthberts cave (Ashley Howard)

St Lawrence’s Church, Warkworth is a splendid mediaeval church solidly built as a place of refuge during those turbulent times. There’s a pleasant riverside walk from here towards the unusual Warkworth Hermitage nearby. Inland, St Michael’s Church, Alnwick is one of the architectural gems of Northumberland, and Alnwick’s Inspired Heritage is an absorbing town trail covering Catholic, Methodist and other churches in the town. You can pick up a copy locally or download it from www.visitnorthumberland.com


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Northumberland’s

historic

spirit

Hadrian’s Wall (Mario Czekirda)

Visit Northumberland today and you’ll find beauty, peace and tranquillity - but don’t be fooled. Since before the coming of the Romans almost 2,000 years ago this land has been violently fought over. The greatest evidence of this is, of course, the magnificent remains of Hadrian’s Wall and the many majestic stone castles and forts dotting the landscape. Look closer and you’ll see the Pele Towers and Bastle Houses of the Border Reivers, a ruthless breed of fighters and marauders whose clans ruled Northumberland and whose names are still proudly born by many of our local families. Cont p8 Bamburgh Castle (Jason Friend)

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Family picnic at Belsay (English Heritage)

Battlefields also abound, including Otterburn where Shakespeare’s Hotspur was captured, and the most famous of all - Flodden, marking its 500th anniversary in 2013. In 1513 the blood of 14,000 men stained the moors and King James IV of Scotland was killed - an event still well remembered in poetry and ballads. The Vikings also raided our coasts, attacking the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, slaughtering the monks who fled with the bones of St Cuthbert and the celebrated Lindisfarne Gospels. Even in relatively modern times monuments such as Berwick-upon-Tweed’s ramparts - the only intact Elizabethan town walls remaining in England - and the houses and inventions of local Victorian industrialists demonstrate the endurance of Northumberland’s historic spirit. For more information www.visitnorthumberland.com 8

Cragside (Kevin Radcliffe)


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Win break a

in

Northumberland with National Trust

National Trust cottage at Housesteads

National Trust in Northumberland not only looks after some of our most interesting and exciting attractions, they also maintain a selection of beautiful, and often historic, places that you can stay whilst exploring our beautiful county. Enter our competition to win a two night Northumberland break for your family or a group of your friends! Choose from one of three stunning National Trust self catering properties which sleep up to 6 people, then enjoy free entry to our exciting National Trust attractions. Go to www.visitnorthumberland.com/ntcomp and fill in your details to enter. Find out more about the National Trust in Northumberland at www.nationaltrust.org.uk The competition closes on the 31 December 2013 and terms and conditions apply. These can be found online at www.visitnorthumberland.com/ntcomp.

Inside the National Trust cottage at Housesteads

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www.keapcreative.org.uk THE NEWBIGGIN BY THE SEA ART TRAIL Established by local artists KEAP Creative this free outdoor trail, now contains over 60 pieces of public and community art. Leaflet available.

KEAP Creative 4A King Georges Road Newbiggin by the Sea NE646HR T: 01670 817029 E: info@keapcreative.org.uk

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Kings,

Causeways and castles

the perfect

combination

for your

island retreat

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The Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum links 12 sites across North Northumberland and Scotland

The Flodden Triptych (Grahame Tebbutt, photo by Oana Fotescu)

The year 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, fought between the crowns of England and Scotland on a hillside in north Northumberland.

Flodden Battlefield (Chris Burgess)

Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum Flodden 1513 is Britain’s first cross-border Ecomuseum, linking sites with a connection to the story of Flodden. Heatherslaw Corn Mill - Mill working in 1513 Flodden Field - Battlefield walks, interpretation and website Norham Castle - Besieged before the battle Etal Castle - Besieged/taken in 1513. Border warfare exhibition Twizell Bridge - Crucial river crossing point for English Army Coldstream Museum - Site of Coldstream Priory Barmoor Castle - The English camp the night before the battle Weetwood Bridge - River crossing point Branxton Church - Adjacent to the battle-site Fletcher Monument, Selkirk - monument to the only Selkirk man to return alive Flodden Wall, Edinburgh - Built around Edinburgh after the battle Ladykirk Church - Built by (and contains a bust of) King James IV

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It was a battle of national significance. By the evening of 9th September 1513 the Scottish King, James IV, lay dead, along with 100 of his nobles and 15,000 Scottish and English men, women and children. It was the last time a British monarch died on the battlefield at the head of his army. The outcome influenced the course of history, both in Europe and within these islands; the Union of the Crowns of Scotland and England taking place exactly 90 years later. In the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland, the battle is keenly remembered and today forms the basis of traditions that still drive aspects of life, such as the Common Riding festivals in the border towns. It spawned legend and literature, remembered not least through Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem ‘Marmion’. A few years ago, thoughts turned to the approaching 500th anniversary of Flodden, sparking discussions about its importance in our history and the wish to commemorate the occasion in a fitting way. Communities from both sides of the border have come together to inspire the creation of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum and a programme of projects and events to mark the passing of 500 years. Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum links together 12 sites in north Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh which have an intimate connection to the story of Flodden. Always connected in spirit, these sites are now coherently signed and interpreted through the virtual visitor centre at www.flodden1513.com.

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remembering

flodden Etal Castle (Ford & Etal Estates)

These are all existing sites, where access and interpretation are already available. They include churches, castles, museums, bridges and of course the battlefield itself, located near the village of Branxton.

I encourage every visitor to north Northumberland to pay a visit to the Flodden battlefield and the Flodden Ecomuseum during 2013", says Lord Joicey of Ford & Etal Estates. "Stand at the spot where, five hundred years ago exactly, one of the most significant battles fought in these islands took place between the old adversaries England and Scotland. We've all heard of Flodden, but how many of us really know how it affected this land?” Lord Joicey

As well as linking the physical sites, the Ecomuseum embraces the intangible heritage of Flodden. The ‘exhibits’ are therefore both the sites and the community activities associated with them. During 2013, commemorative events – concerts, exhibitions, plays, living history, archaeology, genealogy, etc. - will be taking place across north Northumberland and the Borders. These projects connect the heritage of Flodden through culture, music, stories and education, and strengthen Flodden’s resonance and emotional depth in today’s community, turning commemoration into legacy. For more information on the commemorative events please see the Flodden Ecomuseum or Northumberland Tourism websites. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Borderlands of England and Scotland, to discover the story of the battle that shaped our nations.

Lord Joicey

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Berwick

Tweed

- upon -

One of the most exciting towns in England Nikolaus Pevsner

Berwick’s walled defences (Mario Czekirda)

Where, within just an hour, can you walk atop dramatic Elizabethan fortifications, see the country’s first purpose-built infantry barracks, view an iconic 28 arch railway viaduct designed by Robert Stephenson, a conglomeration of enchanting Georgian houses and cobbled lanes and archways, and a mix of character shops and restaurants - all within a stunning setting alongside one of Britain’s finest salmon rivers, and with views up the Tweed Valley and out across the estuary as far as Holy Island and beyond? At the mouth of the River Tweed, Berwick is located midway between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh, on the main East Coast line. Close to the A1, with two international airports and a ferry route to Europe just an hour away, Berwick is perfectly located for day visits, short-breaks or longer stays to explore everything it has to offer as well as Northumberland and the Borders.

Packed with history The definitive border town, focus of centuries of warfare between England and Scotland, Berwick has the most complete bastioned town defences in Northern Europe. A boat-building town from the eighteenth century, and centre of a thriving salmon fishing industry, the cobbled quayside is full of interest and in the summer months you can step back in time and watch the netting of salmon in the Tweed, still taking place from Gardo’s Batt, a tradition unique to Berwick.

Riding of the Bounds (Dilys Todrick)

Thriving market town Berwick is home to a thriving arts and culture scene, including The Maltings Theatre and Arts Centre. Painted by Turner, the town was also a favourite of influential artist LS Lowry whose artistic subjects have now been linked in a walking trail around the town.

Activities and outings With cliff top and riverside walks, long sandy beaches, and a lively promenade at Spittal, Berwick is perfect for families and activity breaks and only a short distance from a whole range of attractions. You can join the Northumberland or Berwickshire Coast Paths, or the North Sea Cycle Route or Pennine Cycleway. Enjoy events such as the dramatic traditional Riding of the Bounds, or treat the kids to the exciting new Splash Park at Spittal. Visit www.visitberwick.com Berwick (Gail Johnson)

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WHITEHOUSE FARM CENTRE

Visit Northumberland's largest farm attraction with hundreds of animals from the more traditional to the exotic, birds of prey & reptiles. You can cuddle a bunny or stroke anything from a snake to a meerkat! Children can explore the adventure playground or soft play barn & there's lots more including trampolines, go-karts, frisbee golf, donut dash, willow maze, bouncy castles, tractor trailer rides, pedal tractors, racing cars, Cafe & Gift Shop. Bottle feed lambs in Spring plus seasonal special events and "hands on" activities are on throughout the year. Whatever the weather a "farmtastic" fun filled day is always guaranteed at Whitehouse Farm Centre. Just off the A1 near Morpeth.

North Whitehouse Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 6AW T: 01670 789998 E: whitehousefarmcentre@tiscali.co.uk www.whitehousefarmcentre.co.uk

ÙCHILLINGHAM WILD CATTLE The Warden's guided tour will explain the survival of the only herd of wild cattle in the world that have lived here, unhindered by man, for 700 years. Hourly tours, Mon to Frid, Apr to Oct; morning 10,11,12. afternoon 2,3,4. Sun 2,3,4pm. Closed all day Sat. Chillingham Wild Cattle Assoc, Wardens Cottage, Chillingham, Alnwick NE66 5NP T: 01668 215250 E: wild.cattle@btinternet.com

Northumberland

rock, best

enjoyed

3million years old

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Raising the

Bar

The Feathers at Hedley-on-the-Hill

A warm welcome guaranteed

Great British Pub of the Year, Best British Gastro pub, RSPCA Food Champion award, Good Pub Guide 2013 Northumbria Dining pub of the year; for a pub with the simple aim to feature in the Good Food Guide, The Feathers at Hedley-on-the-Hill, south of Stocksfield, has achieved an awful lot more. And of course it is in The Good Food Guide! Looking across the Tyne valley towards Hadrian’s Wall country from atop a hill at the southern-most point of Northumberland, The Feathers is certainly the place to visit for great views and great food. The Feathers is a relaxed community pub and restaurant, rather than a standalone restaurant and, although diners travel significant distances to experience their quality food using the very best ethically sourced and seasonal local produce, there’s always room for those just wanting a quiet drink at the end of the day. Chef Rhian Cradock has an impressive foodie background since doing work experience at the then Michelinstarred 21 Queen St. He then worked at numerous awardwinning restaurants and with some of the best Michelin starred chefs in the country. His collection of recipe books lines the pub walls and you can often find the chefs consulting these during their breaks. The food is founded on classical French cooking, but with an unmistakeable regional style that comes from caring deeply about where food comes from. Menus provide lots of

information about the source of the food, down to the farm on which their meat is raised, and pictures of the suppliers adorn the walls of the pub. There is also an impressive wine list and as a free house, The Feathers has the flexibility to serve interesting local beers and soft drinks, and to change their offer frequently using the wide range of micro breweries from across the whole North East region. Rhian says: “It is my belief that the best quality ingredients have always been available in the North of England. I use these to create a menu where seasonal, locally produced fresh food and drink are key. That’s why the menu changes every day and I try to provide choices to suit every taste. The people of the North East are passionate about their region and that includes the food but we need to let people know about this outside the region. My aim is to create great dishes which are presented simply with high quality yet relaxed service. I always try to showcase the great producers in the region. It is my belief that we should be as proud of our food as we are of our heritage and our football teams.”

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What a whopper, and they’re getting bigger and better each year.

” passion

spreading the

World Championship Leeks from the allotments of Ashington

Northumberland’s Food Festivals Northumbria Food and Wine Festival

Rothbury Food and Craft Festival

August

May

www.northumbriafoodandwinefestival.co.uk

www.rothburyfoodandcraftfestival.co.uk

Alnwick Food Festival

Chillifest at Seaton Delaval Hall

September

July

www.alnwickfoodfestival.co.uk

www.chillifest-ne.co.uk

Berwick Food Festival September

Wallington Food and Craft Festival

www.berwickslowfood.co.uk

19-20 October www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington

As well as supplying Deli Fina in Newcastle with their homemade produce, The Feathers runs a wine club and hosts a leek club and stages a series of festivals throughout the year including their Easter Festival featuring the annual Famous Hedley-on-the-Hill Barrel Race. They are also the main drivers behind the Northumbria Food and Wine Festival at Tynedale Park, Corbridge. This brings together the best local kitchens with suppliers of fine wine in a wonderful country setting. Every August festival-goers can enjoy high-quality dining opportunities and entertainment, whilst sampling wine from a great variety of suppliers.

Salad of wood pigeon, Feathers Inn black pudding, Northumbrian bacon and beetroot Serves 4 Ingredients

- 4 pigeon breasts, skinned and boned - 100 grams Feathers Inn black pudding (or other good quality black pudding), diced into 1cm cubes - 4 rashers of dry cured Northumbrian bacon, grilled till crisp - 300 grams of watercress, washed and dried - 1 small shallot, finely diced - 1 tablespoon finely chopped soft herbs (parsley, chives, tarragon) - 2 large beetroot wrapped in tin foil and baked, peeled then diced - Salad dressing (rapeseed oil, Dijon mustard, cider vinegar, thyme)

Method Pan fry the breasts in a little rapeseed oil till brown on the outside and pink in the middle, about 3 mins. Allow to rest in a warm place for about 2 mins. Mix together the herbs, watercress, shallot and beetroot with a little dressing. Warm the black pudding under the grill. Thinly slice the pigeon breasts and spread over the salad leaves. Crumble the black pudding and the bacon over the top. Deglaze the pigeon breast pan with a little salad dressing and pour over the watercress and herb leaves.

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something to take home Great Shopping

Many people come to Northumberland to escape the hurly-burly of city life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little retail therapy. Tucked away in our market towns are some fabulous specialist shops with wonderful selections of arts & crafts and local produce. Morpeth boasts the new Sanderson Arcade and the 13th century Chantry which combine with a lovely selection of cafes and coffee houses to provide a relaxing day out. In 2011 Alnwick’s Bondgate Within was voted Best Shopping Street in the Google Street View Awards, and Corbridge is renowned for its quaint and unique boutique shops.

Friendly Tourist Information Centres Northumberland’s network of award-winning tourist information centres also feature great selections of local products, whether you’re looking for a unique piece of local art or just a quirky souvenir. In the TICs you’ll also find friendly, knowledgeable staff to help with everything from travel advice to accommodation booking and information on what to see and do and, of course, where to shop! Each TIC has its own unique flavour and reflects the character of its town and local area. Morpeth TIC contains one of the finest selections of crafts, arts and local produce anywhere in the county, whilst Berwick TIC reflects its location as a border town and is ideally placed to

Kirkhale Cortyard

help you plan visits to either side of the border. Wooler is often described as the gateway to the Cheviots and the TIC is the ideal orientation point for walking and exploring the hills. Alnwick TIC is located close to the internationally renowned Alnwick Garden and staff here can advise on visits to a wealth of exciting attractions. Seahouses, Craster and Amble TICs are all ideally situated in these popular coastal towns and good starting points for many fine seaside walks. To the west of the county Hexham, Haltwhistle and Corbridge TICs are located in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country and can help you make the most of your visit to this unique World Heritage Site. Bellingham TIC is the gateway to Kielder Water & Forest Park and can advise on the many activities and sights in this stunning area.

Art tours Northumberland also boasts a thriving network of artists and photographers. Why not take an art tour? In June, July and December visitors get the chance to sneak a look into the lives and homes of our amazing artists and an opportunity to buy a unique piece of artwork direct from the maker. www.networkartists.org.uk

Tasty local produce If you fancy trying some of our wonderful local produce, drop in to one of Northumberland’s farm shops. Northumberland is renowned for fresh seafood including the famous Craster Kippers, venison and game birds, hill lamb, beef, poultry, heritage potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, real ale, mead, rum...the list goes on!

Tourist information and visitor centres Alnwick Amble (1 April – 31 October) Bellingham (1 April – 31 October) Berwick-upon-tweed Corbridge Craster Haltwhistle (1 April – 31 October) Hexham Morpeth Once Brewed National Park Visitor Centre (Apr – Oct) Seahouses Tower Knowe Visitor Centre Kielder Wooler

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www.keapcreative.org.uk THE BOTTLEWORKS The Bottleworks Project aims to brings together a wide appreciation and variety of the visual arts. Great events all year. Check website for details.

Mrs Helen Waller The Bottleworks, St Pauls Church Beresford Road, Seaton Sluice NE26 4DR T: 0191 291 3139 E: jkwaller@blueyonder.co.uk

www.thebottleworksproject.org.uk

THE BLAGDON FARM SHOP Fresh local produce delivered daily straight from the farm. National Award Winning Butchery. Traditional Farmhouse Kitchen. The True Taste of Northumberland. Open 10 - 5 Tues - Sat and 11- 4 Sun. The Blagdon Farm Shop, 16-18 The Milkhope Centre, Blagdon, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 6DA T: 01670 789924 E: enquiries@theblagdonfarmshop.co.uk

www.theblagdonfarmshop.co.uk

Fully stocked butchery including beef & lamb from Widdrington farm itself. Traditional British Sunday lunch served 12.00pm - 2.30pm. Everything Homemade ÂŁ7.99 Homemade cakes, pastries & scones in our coffee shop. Opening Times: Tue - Sat 9.00am - 5.00pm Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm Closed Mondays except bank holidays Sunday hours apply (Kitchen closes 30 mins prior to above times) Widdrington Farm, Widdrington Village, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 5EA Tel 01670 760181 www.thecountrybarn.co.uk

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Housesteads (Gail Johnson)

New Museum at Housesteads Roman Fort A fascinating new museum is now open at Housesteads. Using dramatic film footage, 3D models and a stunning collection of Roman finds, the new exhibits explore the famous World Heritage Site and give visitors a great insight into life at the edge of the Roman Empire.

what’s

new in Northumberland

Roman Army Museum (Vindolanda Trust)

New at the Roman Army Museum The Roman Army Museum underwent huge redevelopments in 2011 and now boasts superb displays of artefacts found at Vindolanda as well as showing the award winning 3D docu-drama, “The Edge of Empire” about life in a Roman Army fort.

Howick Hall (Howick Hall Gardens)

Howick Hall Visitor Centre

Northumberlandia (The Banks Group)

Northumberlandia The world's largest human form sculpted into the landscape. Northumberlandia is a landmark feature designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks, which celebrates the earth's natural power and the human ability to reshape landscape into a dramatic form.

A new visitor centre at Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum will tell the story of the first Earl Grey and his famous tea, along with information about the spectacular and eclectic collection of plants collected over many decades.

The Hogs Head Inn Alnwick Named after the Inn in Harry Potter books, The three star Hog’s Head Inn (Award Pending) is just a short drive from Alnwick Castle – or Hogwarts in JK Rowling’s tales of the boy wizard and his friends – and the famous Alnwick Gardens and Treehouse.

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Northumberland’s

spectacular outdoors Northumberland wide open beaches (Northumberland Coast AONB)

Of all Northumberland’s attractions, the most exciting and diverse is our wonderful countryside. Much of Northumberland is protected landscape, we have the least-visited National Park in the country and not one but two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Northumberland is a large county and visitors are amazed by how the countryside changes, from the rugged, often deserted beaches of the Northumberland Coast, across wildlife filled moorland, along the rolling hills of the Tyne Valley and Hadrian’s Wall Country, to the uplands of the Cheviots and the deer-filled forests of Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Northumberland Coast AONB Covering 39 miles of coastline from Berwick to the Coquet Estuary, the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty contains some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the country. As well as sweeping sandy beaches, dunes full of wildlife and rugged, rocky cliffs, visitors can also uncover evidence of over 7,000 years of human habitation and activity. This is one of the best parts of Northumberland to explore car-free, with a regular Coast and Castles bus service, a great network of footpaths and bridleways and the long-distance Northumberland Coast Path stretching its length and beyond. Well known for its diverse wildlife, The Northumberland Coast AONB attracts spectacular flocks of wading birds and wildfowl and large numbers of grey seals. The Farne Islands, managed by the National Trust are famous for their breeding seabirds and are one of the few places that visitors can get up close to thousands of puffins, terns and guillemots. Do remember to wear a hat though or the birds may get more personal than you’d like! Stunning view looking over Northumberland National Park (NNP)

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Northumberland National Park England’s most tranquil and least visited National Park encompasses some of the most dramatic landscape in the North of England. Stretching between the Scottish border to just south of Hadrian’s Wall, the park covers around a quarter of the county. With a population of less than 2000, Northumberland National Park is a tranquil haven of vast hilltops, wide-open vistas and diverse wildlife. The Cheviot Hills were formed by volcanoes and glaciers in millennia past. They are famous amongst walkers, rock climbers and photographers who visit all year round to capture dramatic seasonal changes. Although isolated now, the park contains surprising evidence of our ancestors, from the time when ironage forts dotted a landscape ruled by Edwin, Northumbria’s Warrior King. Over 75% of the park is designated open access land, and easy to access along over 1,100 km of public right of way and long distance walking routes. Along the way you might catch a glimpse of the varied wildlife, discover hidden valleys or picturesque villages. Cont p25

Walking in the Cheviot Hills (Northumberland National Park)

North Pennines AONB Move inland to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of England’s special places where attractive dales and hay meadows give way to open heather moors and peatlands. Britain’s first UNESCO-endorsed European Geopark; this is a place with outstanding geology where interpretation, education, conservation and naturebased tourism combine. With over 80% of England’s black grouse, and populations of short-eared owl, red squirrel, otters and rare arctic alpine plants, exploring the North Pennines lets you see sights you’re unlikely to encounter elsewhere. For more active types the area is also stuffed full of exciting activities to try including walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing, orienteering and even skiing and snowboarding. .

KIELDER OBSERVATORY Kielder is a star gazers heaven. Famed for having the darkest skies in England. Learn more at Kielder Observatory, the only dark sky observatory in England Visit the website or contact Gary Fildes FRAS MSc hc T: 07805 638469 E: fildess@aol.com

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Kielder Water & Forest Park Kielder Water & Forest Park may be remote and tranquil, but it’s also an area packed full of things to do. Kielder Water is northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and is surrounded by Kielder Forest, England’s largest forest, making for a unique outdoor experience. The 27 mile Lakeside Way is a stunning trail encircling the shoreline of the lake and is great for walkers and cyclists alike. Explorers of all abilities can get close to nature and also discover over 20 pieces of fascinating outdoor public art. Like much of Northumberland, Kielder Water & Forest Park provides homes for a wide range of often unique wildlife. Expect to encounter badgers, roe deer, otters, shrews, bats and birds – including the famous Ospreys, who have now bred within the Park for four years in a row after a gap of over 200 years. With over 50% of England’s red squirrel population you can also catch a glimpse of these cute natives at the red squirrel hides at

Chesters Roman Fort (English Heritage)

Leaplish Waterside Park and Kielder Castle Visitor Centre. The Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre is also not to be missed. After a bracing day of outdoor activities, why not gaze at the stars under England’s darkest night skies? Kielder’s awardwinning Observatory is within close reach of fabulous accommodation including luxury self catering cottages, B&Bs, campsites and log cabins.

Cycling in Kielder Forest (Kevin Radcliffe)

Hadrian’s Wall Country Hadrian’s Wall stretches across Northumberland with its most spectacular sections at the county’s western edge. This World Heritage Site is dotted with milecastles, temples and fortresses set in the stunning open landscape of the Tyne Valley. Attempt the length of the famous Hadrian’s Wall Path, or just explore the many fascinating sites such as Housesteads, Chesters or the Roman Army Museum. During the summer you can also watch archaeologists at work uncovering our fascinating past at Roman Vindolanda.

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North

Northumberland

come, and refill your

soul...

...in the

most

tranquil part of this

beautiful

County Dunstanburgh Castle (Andy Craig)

When you’re looking for space and time to ‘get away from it all’ and recharge your batteries, then Northumberland officially designated as ‘England’s most tranquil County’ - is the place to be. And for real peace and solitude, come and explore north Northumberland. You’ll enjoy mile after mile of white sandy beaches, with ancient castles or villages as their backdrop - this whole stretch of coastline is officially designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Or wander among the quietest of hills and valleys, each with their own stories of battles, and community. This is an ancient land, the ‘cradle of Christianity’, a borderland forged and formed from its tempestuous history. The most beautiful landscapes bring you the very warmest of welcomes, the best local food and produce, and accommodation of the highest calibre.

Cheviots (Andy Craig)

Explore bustling market towns like Seahouses - the ‘gateway to the Farne Islands - or Berwick, with its fortified walls. Discover the amazing stories of ancient characters like Aidan, Cuthbert, and Oswald, and walk in their footsteps. The iconic Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island await you. Ford & Etal, with its castle, art gallery and working mill are beautiful jewels set in a working, thriving community. Wooler gives access to the Cheviot hills and at every turn here in north Northumberland there are views, experiences and encounters to delight and restore you. Come, refill your soul – you’ll find the journey to north Northumberland well worth it. Visit the North Northumberland Tourism Association website www.nnta.org - the best way to discover all there is to see and do in this stunning landscape: find accommodation to suit every budget; learn about activities, and local arts & crafts; discover interesting visitor attractions, and the best places to eat. We look forward to welcoming you!

Beach Sunrise (Andy Craig)

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Northumberland...

...we’re

most

holidays end up in

ruins

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what to do in the

great

outdoors

Stunning views (Northumberland National Park)

Walking Northumberland has one of the finest selections of walking in the country with an extensive network of footpaths through a range of countryside from rolling farmland to forests, heather covered moorland and rugged hilltops. Experienced walkers enjoy the challenge of long distance trails such as the 64 mile Coast Path, part of the North Sea Trail; the Pennine Way and, of course, Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail which, at 84 miles takes around 7 days to complete. Particularly apt for 2013, when the Lindisfarne Gospels return our region, is St Cuthbert’s Way which takes in towns and villages of significance in the life of England’s most revered Anglo-Saxon Saint. In a similar vein is the 97 mile St Oswald’s Way which passes through some of Northumberland’s most spectacular landscapes on its way from Heavenfield to Holy Island. Less well known is the Isaac’s Tea Trail which follows the footsteps of one of Northumberland’s most loved philanthropists and provides a challenging introduction to the beautiful North Pennines. If you prefer something a little less strenuous you’ll be spoilt for choice with shorter walks or circular routes taking in quaint villages and often offering options for local refreshment enroute. Why not try one of our Northumberland National Park Rangers’ favourite walks, or engage a guide to show you the best routes and reveal little known local secrets? Cycling Being criss-crossed with cycleways suitable for all abilities means cycling is one of the best ways to see Northumberland. Long distance routes running through the county include the Hadrian’s Cycleway, the Reiver’s Cycle Route, the Pennine Cycle Way and the Coast to Coast. Haltwhistle and Wooler are our official cycle hubs, but great routes are located right across the county catering for every interest. Mountain Bikers are also spoilt for choice with an extensive network of off-road tracks including the famous Deadwater Fell black-graded trail in Kielder Water & Forest Park, although there are also many more trails suitable for learners or a family holiday.

Kielder Water & Forest Park (Kielder Partnership)

Wildlife Watching Northumberland is home to some of Britain’s best loved species, some of which are now sadly very rare. Explorers of Northumberland National Park may encounter lapwings, mountain pansies and buzzards, while in Kielder Water & Forest Park the huge variety of habitats provide homes for animals such as badgers, roe deer, otters and red squirrels, seven species of bat and birds including the spectacular ospreys who breed in the park every spring. The North Pennines are home to almost all the England’s population of black grouse, short-eared owls and rare arctic alpine plants, whilst our coasts team with large numbers of grey seals, puffins, guillemots and arctic terns and are also home to the largest UK colony of rare roseate terns.

Birdwatching (Alan McPhail)

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Burgham Park Golf & Leisure Centre

Exclusive, guided, wildlife and birdwatching tours throughout Northumberland. Collection from a convenient location, picnic lunch and friendly expert guidance all included. Beginners birdwatching, bespoke wildlife safaris and holidays, photography tours, otters, red squirrels, black grouse and much, much more. Call today to book your tour and experience Northumberland's wildlife with the local experts. 18 Frances Ville, Scotland Gate, Northumberland NE62 5ST T: 01670 827465 M: 07908 119535 E: martin@newtltd.co.uk www.newtltd.co.uk

Burgham Park is a championship parkland course located in the lovely Northumberland countryside, 20 minutes from Newcastle and just a few miles north of Morpeth, just off the A1. It has panoramic views of Simonside hills to the West and the coast to the East. The course in beautiful rolling countryside provides a challenging round for all abilities, playing off the championship tees measuring 7065 yards, the medal tees at 6804 yards and the leisure tees at 6403 yards. The maturing parklands with water hazards, is both beautiful and tranquil and includes some of the finest greens in the region. The course has a grass bay driving range and an excellent practice area.

We have quality mountain bikes for hire, from brands such as Kona, Saracen and Forme. Whether you are out for a leisurely ride on the Lakeside Way or keen to test your skills on the more technical trails in the forest...

THE BIKE PLACE HAS THE BIKE FOR YOU Find us at: Station Garage, Kielder NE48 1EG

Local Business, Local Staff, Local Knowledge The Clubhouse, Burgham Park, Felton, Morpeth NE65 9QP T: 01670 787898 E: info@burghampark.co.uk www.burghampark.co.uk J9

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A perfect way to explore Northumberland

Northumbria Motor Homes offer motorhome and minibus hire throughout the North East, Newcastle, Northumberland, Scotland and the UK. We have motorhomes, minibuses and campervans to rent for short or long term hire. Visiting the North East or Scotland? Then why not explore Hadrian’s Wall, Holy Island, Northumbria, Newcastle, Gateshead and the surrounding countryside in a quality, luxury motorhome. Welcome to a whole new holiday experience . . . We are situated in the North East of the UK within easy reach of the Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. We can collect and return you to the ferry terminal, airport or station all free of charge.

Northumbria Motor Homes 2 Longrigg, Swalwell, Gateshead, NE16 3AW T: 0191 488 3176 E: enquiries@northernmotorhomes.com

www.northernmotorhomes.com

People have been

visiting

Northumberland for centuries

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rough ?

Tipi accommodation (Wild Northumbrian)

sleeping

WHAT more can a boy wish for? A 21ft tipi complete with a firebowl and the ultimate - a bag of marshmallows! Twenty minutes after “checking’’ into his Indian home for the weekend, five-year-old Ruaridh had helped his dad build a fire, worked out how the toasting fork needed to be handled and cooked a pink and white fluffy kebab! And all that while his two-year-old sister Flora whizzed around the spacious tipi kissing the beautifully painted animals on the inside perimeters. Outside the rain thundered down, but the Hay family managed to keep dry and cook a three-course meal on the fire bowl, before turning in for the night, parents on a comfy double bed, while the children slept soundly on futons, all of us kept warm by duck down duvets and Fair Trade and reindeer rugs. We were nestled in the heart of the Northumbrian National Park in Tarset, around 20 miles from Hexham, staying in the tipi owned by Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurt hosts Robert and Victoria Hersey.

Northumberland College, the zoo is home to a host of animals from emus to meerkats! It has been well thought out and the animals are kept in spacious and green settings, with the staff really enthusiastic about their “inmates’’. Students are taught in the zoo and at weekends and in school holidays, it is open to the public. There is so much more to see in Northumberland, it’s a county full of beautiful countryside, deserted beaches and picture postcard homes. Our trip was just a taster, like the toasted marshmallows, we’ll be back for more! By Rebecca Hay, www.burnleyexpress.net.

Set in beautiful rolling countryside, the tipi is stragetically placed on its own, with another three on site, but out of sight, and two yurts. Kielder Forest (Alan McPhail)

Cooking and washing facilities (complete with underfloor heating!) are close by and the Hersey’s have made a good job of creating an environmentally friendly atmosphere in beautiful surroundings rich in wildlife (red squirrels!) and flowers. The couple run special workshops to teach outdoor skills such as bushcraft and wildness therapy. One of the attractions of the area is its darkness at night. A few miles away from Tarset is Kielder Water & Forest Park. There lies an observatory where you watch the stars by night and during the day, enjoy Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest.

Den building (National Trust) Kielder Forest (Kevin Radcliffe)

There are lots of bike and walking trails and a birds of prey centre. An hour’s drive takes you into the market town of Hexham. Centrepiece in the town is the abbey which dates back to around 675 AD. Hexham Old Gaol is the oldest purpose-built prison in England, complete with a trip to the dungeon! Stunning views (Alan McPhail)

Kielder Lake (Alan McPhail)

The town itself is compact and neat and has a certain charm about it as you wander around. It is also home to a small, but beautiful racecourse. We had a flutter on Ladies’ Day and enjoyed the old-fashioned facilities and well-kept course, which as with most small courses, offers race-goers a good view without the need for big television screens. From Hexham, we headed towards Newcastle and the newlyopened Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. Set in the grounds of

Kirkley Hall meerkat Hexham Abbey

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Grace Darling (RNLI) Grace Darling lighthouse (Gail Johnson)

why not

leave your

carat home? Northumberland is a large county with lots of things to see and do, and a great many of them can be reached by public transport. So have some time off from driving, relax and watch the scenery drift by your bus or train window! Getting to Northumberland by rail is easy with the East Coast line providing direct links from London and the South East in under 3 ½ hours and from Edinburgh in 45 minutes. Direct links are also available from the Midlands and Yorkshire. You might also like to consider flying into Newcastle Airport and picking up public transport from there. Why not jump on a train, sit back and have a really relaxing holiday? You can find lots of travel planning information at www.nationalrail.co.uk Once you are here, it’s also easy to get about. Regular bus services run from Newcastle to many Northumberland towns. We also have two special routes to help you explore the best Northumberland has to offer. The award-winning AD122 Hadrian’s Wall bus is the most relaxing and environmentally friendly way to explore the wonders of Hadrian’s Wall Country, whilst the Coast & Castles Link runs up the Northumberland Coast past some of our most popular attractions.

Grace darling experience itinerary Grace Darling was 22 years old when she risked her life in an open boat to help the survivors of the wrecked SS Forfarshire. The courage that Grace and her family showed that day 175 years ago is now legendary. This itinerary includes a visit to Longstone Lighthouse where the family lived and the fabulous RNLI Museum and St Aidan’s Church in Bamburgh where she is buried. Arriving in Seahouses, get off the bus in the village. There are toilets opposite the Tourist Information Centre in the car park. At the harbour, head for the kiosks to get your boat tickets, the trip takes two hours and includes a tour of the lighthouse. Once you are back on land, return to the village centre to catch the X18 Arriva or 418 Travelsure service to Bamburgh. Disembark the bus in Bamburgh Village and head west, the Grace Darling Museum is on Radcliffe Road. The Museum has recently been rebuilt, it tells the tale of Grace Darling and the famous rescue. It also includes the famous rescue coble, Grace's dresses, letters and family belongings and a cornucopia of commemorative ware. After visiting the Museum, cross over the road to St Aidan’s Church. A place of worship was founded on the site of the present church in 635 by St Aidan who was called to Bamburgh from Iona by King Oswald to establish Christianity in his newly united Kingdom of Northumbria. The church is open daily from 9am, memorials to Grace Darling can be found in both the church and churchyard. Download this and other exciting itineraries at www.visitnorthumberland.com

More information about travel within Northumberland can be found at www.travelinenortheast.info, ph +44 (0) 871 200 22 33.

OPENING TIMES (Easter-September) daily,10-5pm, last admission 4.15pm

(October-Easter) Tues-Sun,10-4pm, last admission 3.30pm

Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, NE69 7AE Tel: 01668 214910 www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

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Bus passing Bamburgh Castle (Northumberland Coast AONB)

For more information www.visitnorthumberland.com


Durham City (Mike McFarlane)

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explore the

SCOTTISH BORDERS

NORTHUMBERLAND

region

NEWCASTLE GATESHEAD AND SUNDERLAND

DURHAM CUMBRIA TEES VALLEY

Durham Durham is a county that boasts one of the world’s most beautiful cities, wild yet spectacular coastline and blissfully peaceful countryside. Trains that pass on the East Coast Mainline are a splendid viewing gallery for its magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site Cathedral and Castle which dominate the lush green city skyline. By the River Wear, quiet riverbanks are a tranquil retreat from the vibrant university city. To the east, Durham’s Heritage Coast has been transformed into a breathtaking cliff-top coast walk. In the Durham Dales miles and miles of unspoilt, crowd-free countryside and wide open horizons seem to roll on forever. Find out more at www.thisisdurham.com

Beamish Museum (Visit Durham)

Cumbria and the Lake District To the west of Northumberland lies Cumbria and the Lake District. Stunning views and some of England's finest scenery provide a backdrop to the wide choice of attractions and things to do. Take a trip to Cumbria and indulge yourself in quality food and drink from cosy Lake District pubs and inns to more formal restaurants. For the more adventurous there are plenty of outdoor activities on offer from walking and cycling to rock climbing and abseiling. www.GoLakes.co.uk

NewcastleGateshead at night (NGI)

NewcastleGateshead United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle and Gateshead form a single, diverse visitor destination. With so many different areas offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you’ll be amazed at how much is on offer. World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are linked here, as nowhere else, by the famous Geordie spirit. With everything from cutting-edge art and music, brought to you by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead on the Tyne’s south bank, to the historical elegance of Grainger Town to the north, and everything in between, NewcastleGateshead is a destination that never fails to please. Whenever you choose to visit you’ll always find NewcastleGateshead warm, welcoming and a lot of fun! Visit www.NewcastleGateshead.com to start planning your trip.

Cycling in the Lake District (Cumbria Tourism)

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Berwick

Berwick Coast & Country Accommodation

coast and

country

Breathtaking views across Stephenson bridge (Gail Johnson)

Northumberland’s border region is steeped in history. A short coastal drive will take in the rich culture of Berwick-upon-Tweed with its dramatic town walls, the magic and mystery of Holy Island and the spectacular sight of ancient Bamburgh Castle. Re-energise with some of Seahouses’ famous fish & chips then visit the Grace Darling museum to find out about Northumberland’s best-loved heroine.

BERWICK COAST & COUNTRY WOOLER, FORD & ETAL & TILL VALLEY ALNWICK COAST & COUNTRY ROTHBURY & COQUETDALE KIELDER & REDESDALE MORPETH AND SOUTH EAST NORTHUMBERLAND

HADRIAN’S WALL & NORTH PENNINES

Holy Island (Gail Johnson)

Berwick Barracks (Mario Czekirda)

Hotels

Northumberland

rock, best

enjoyed

3million years old

BEACH COURT BEADNELL

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

Revitalised after the perfect night's rest, a freshly prepared cooked breakfast awaits you in the elegant surroundings of this country house. Robert S Whitten, West Longridge Manor, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2JX T: 01289 331112 M: 07779 051293 E: robert@westlongridge.co.uk

www.westlongridge.co.uk

www.beachcourt.com

PPPN: (B&B) £40 min – £50 max (Single occupancy £60) ROOMS: 3D 2T 3SU 3ES GOLD

SILVER

www.visitnorthumberland.com/accommodation

THE CHOICE IS YOURS! Are your priorities warm hospitality, spacious accommodation, a unique location and unparalleled coastal views? Then BEACH COURT, our honeystone turreted 'castle on the beach' is waiting to welcome you. Licensed for civil weddings & partnerships. Free WiFi. Secure parking. Self catering also available. Carole Ann Field, Beach Court, Harbour Road, Beadnell, Northumberland NE67 5BJ T: 01665 720225 M: 07703 555 125 E: info@beachcourt.com

ON BOO LI K NE

WEST LONGRIDGE MANOR BERWICK-UPON-TWEED

ON BOO LI K NE

Serviced Accommodation - (B&Bs, Guest Houses and Farmhouses)

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Serviced Accommodation - (B&Bs, Guest Houses and Farmhouses) EASINGTON FARMHOUSE BELFORD

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

OLD VICARAGE GUESTHOUSE

BERWICKUPON-TWEED

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

A warm welcome and delicious award winning food awaits you at our charming and relaxing guesthouse. Traditional furnishings,off-road parking, free WiFi.

ON BOO LI K NE

Mrs Ruth McNeely, 24 Church Road, Tweedmouth, Berwick-Upon-Tweed TD15 2AN T: 01289 306909 M: 07730 234236 E: stay@oldvicarageberwick.co.uk

Berwick Coast & Country Accommodation

www.oldvicarageberwick.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £50 min – £90 max ROOMS: 1S 4D 1T 6ES

www.easingtonfarm.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £30 min – £45 max ROOMS: 1S 2D 1T 4ES

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

REGAL HOUSE SEAHOUSES Regal House offers luxury ensuite accommodation in Seahouses. Ideal area for Farne Islands, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle and our beautiful coastline. Miss Julie Ashford, 6 Regal Close, Seahouses, NE68 7US T: 01665 720008 M: 07775 748 573 E: julieashford1@btinternet.com

www.regalhouse-seahouses.co.uk

SB

PPPN: (B&B) £35 min–£45 max ROOMS: 3D 1T 1F 3ES H4

SILVER

BROCKMILL FARMHOUSE BERWICK-UPON-TWEED

ON BOO LI K NE

Listed 200 year old Georgian Farmhouse on a working farm, Local Produce, Home Baking & Preserves. Large en-suite bedrooms with lovely views of the sea and countryside. Guest sitting room. Secluded walled garden. Ideally situated for visiting Holy Island, Bamburgh, Farne Island and Alnwick Garden. Come as Guests and leave as Friends. Mrs Iris Oates, Easington Farmhouse, Easington, Belford NE70 7EG T: 01668 213298 E: stay@easingtonfarm.co.uk

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GOLD

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

SILVER

SB

WINTER BREAKS OCT - MAR - 3 FOR 2

CARAHOUSE BERWICK UPON TWEED

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

Centrally located, 2 mins to historic town walls. Spacious en-suite rooms. Off road private parking. Free WiFi. On Coast and Castles route. Mrs Pamela Thompson, 44 Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1JT T: 01289 302749 E: info@carahouse.co.uk

www.carahouse.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £35 min – £37.50 max ROOMS: 1D 1T 1F 3ES

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SILVER

ON BOO LI K NE

F2

DETCHANT FARM BELFORD

Welcome to our 200 year old farmhouse with walled garden. Situated off the Lindisfarne road, 1.5 miles from A1 and our local Inn. Enjoy a traditional breakfast. Stay in one of our four spacious, comfortable king size rooms with private facilities, family/double/twin ensuite and a twin suite. Single occupancy welcome with supplement. Mrs Anne Rogerson, Brock Mill Farmhouse, Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2PB T: 01289 381283 M: 07889 099 517 E: brockmillfarmhouse@btinternet.com

www.holyislandaccommodation.com PPPN: (B&B) £32.50 min – £50 max ROOMS: 2D 2T 1F 5ES

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SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

A family run farm 2 miles from Belford with 2 rooms overlooking Holy Island and what a view! Peacefull and tranquill surroundings with off street parking. Mrs B Jackson, Detchant Farm, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7PF T: 01668 213261 M: 07971 540 281 E: stay@detchantfarm.co.uk

www.detchantfarm.co.uk

CR

PPPN: (B&B) £35 min – £40 max ROOMS: 1D 1T 2ES G3

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

FAIRHOLM EAST ORD A warm welcome awaits you in this cosy bungalow set in a peaceful village location 1 1/4 miles from the historic town of Berwick. Riverside walk. Mrs Beth Welsh, Fairholm, East Ord, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2NS T: 01289 305370 E: beth@welcometofairholm.com

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HOLLY TREES SEAHOUSES

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

Luxury B&B, warm welcome, ideal for coast castles & countryside, 5 mins to harbour. Egyptian cotton sheets, delicious breakfasts. Margaret Tucker, 4 James St, Seahouses NE68 7YB T: 01665 721942 E: margaret.tucker4@btinternet.com

www.welcometofairholm.com

www.holly-trees.com

PPPN: (B&B) £25 min – £35 max ROOMS: 1D 1T 1ES

PPPN: (B&B) £35 min - £55 max ROOMS: S1 2D 1T 4ES

Twin room has private facilities

KINGSWAY GUEST HOUSE SEAHOUSES

F2

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

Luxury en-suite accommodation, free WiFi. Off street parking. Village centre location. Harbour and all amenities within 4 minutes walk. Mrs Glynn Wainwright, 19-21 King Street, Seahouses NE68 7XW T: 01665 720621 M: 07932 640230 E: enquiries@kingsway-guesthouse.co.uk

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LADYTHORNE HOUSE CHESWICK

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

Grade II listed Georgian country house (1721). Magnificent views, large garden, spacious, comfortable bedrooms, great bathrooms, award winning breakfasts, friendly hosts. Mrs Val Parker, Ladythorne House, Cheswick, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2RW T: 01289 387382 M: 07955 204 454 E: val@ladythornehouse.co.uk

www.kingsway-guesthouse.co.uk

www.ladythornehouse.co.uk

PPPN: (B&B) £30 min – £35 max ROOMS: 2D 1T 3ES

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www.visitnorthumberland.com/accommodation


Serviced Accommodation - (B&Bs, Guest Houses and Farmhouses) SHEPHERDS COTTAGE BEADNELL

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

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BAMBURGH CASTLE INN SEAHOUSES

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

www.shepherdscottagebeadnell.co.uk

Berwick Coast & Country Accommodation

Unique Georgian cottage superbly situated close to beaches. Panoramic seaviews quiet rooms comfortable KS beds. Exc parking within mature gardens. Mrs Beryl Seaward-Birchall, Shepherds Cottage, Beadnell NE67 5AD T: 01665 720497 E: shepherdscott@hotmail.co.uk

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SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

THE OLD MANSE SEAHOUSES

ON BOO LI K NE

A period guest house with character, quietly tucked away in a historic part of Seahouses. 4 star rating. Off-road parking and internet access. Mrs G Cooper, 9 North Lane, Seahouses NE68 7UQ T: 01665 720521 E: info@theoldemanse.com

www.theoldemanse.com PPPN: (B&B) £30 min – £40 max ROOMS: 2S 2D 2T 2F 2ES

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Mr Ryan Thompson, Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses, NE68 7SQ T: 01665 720 283 E: enquiries@bamburghcastleinn.co.uk

Kings,

Causeways

the perfect

and castles

Award winning pub in arguably the best seaside location on the Northumberland coast l Tastefully designed country pub with comfortable accommodation l Sea facing rooms have outstanding views towards the Farne Islands, Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island l Double, twin, family and single room options l Home-cooked food served all day from light bites to hearty fare and our famous Sunday carvery l Speciality local real ales l Beer garden with panoramic views l Courtesy guest vehicle* (*Subject to availability) l Excellent winter break rates just £44.50 pppn dinner, bed & breakfast Nov. 1st – Mar. 31st

www.bamburghcastleinn.co.uk

combination

BamCastleInn

for your

PPPN: (B&B) £40 min (based on two sharing) – £95 max ROOMS: 28 (All rooms can be either S, D T or F)

island retreat

SB ˙

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

THE VICTORIA HOTEL BAMBURGH

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

ON BOO LI K NE

THE LINDISFARNE INN BEAL

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(min price based on two sharing, max price on family room sleeping 4)

GOLD

Welcoming coaching inn at the gateway to Holy Island. l Comfortable accommodation in 21 modern en suite rooms l Single, twin, double and family room options l Roaring fires and rustic charm make the perfect backdrop for delicious home-cooked food served all day l Ideal for golf enthusiasts - six courses including championship standard nearby l Close to St Oswald’s and St Cuthbert’s Way walking routes and Sustrans Coast and Castle South cycle route l Unbeatable winter break offer - three nights dinner, bed and breakfast just £119.50 per person November 1st to March 31st l Courtesy vehicle* *subject to availability l Free Wi-Fi

Set on the delightful village green and overlooked by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle, the Victoria Hotel offers a high standard of en-suite accommodation and fine food served all day in the AA rosette-awarded Bailey's Bar & Restaurant, all within the peaceful Northumberland village of Bamburgh. We pride ourselves on personal service and attention to detail, which keeps guests coming back year after year. All of our bedrooms offer high quality furnishing and all modern conveniences including hairdryer, trouser press, complimentary refreshment tray, and LCD TV. The hotel was recently awarded 3 starts by the AA, and received a Certificate of Excellent from Tripadvisor in June 2012.

The Victoria Hotel, Front Street, Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BP T: 01668 214431 E: enquiries@thevictoriahotelbamburgh.co.uk

Mr Scott Hughes, The Lindisfarne Inn, Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2PD T: 01289 381 223 E: enquiries@lindisfarneinn.co.uk

www.lindisfarneinn.co.uk

www.thevictoriahotelbamburgh.co.uk

lind_inn PPPN: (B&B) £40 min (based on two sharing)– £90 max ROOMS: 21S 21D 21T 21F 21ES

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SB ˙ GOLD

www.visitnorthumberland.com/accommodation

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BEACH HOUSE SEAHOUSES The Beach House is a family run accommodation provider situated 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Seahouses.

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Overlooking one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline that Northumberland has to offer, we have clear unobstructed views of the Farne Islands, which are home to a large seal colony, and many different species of seabirds including Puffins, Cormorants and Oyster Catchers. Beach House offers a 'Home from Home' atmosphere with welcoming, attentive owners and staff. Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing and stress-free holiday. Spend the evening relaxing in the bar, lounge or dining room whilst enjoying the panoramic scenery. We have provided facilities for the disabled with the addition of a wheelchair lift into the premises and no less than three large ground floor rooms. Assistance is always at hand. Whether you enjoy bird watching, photography, walking, golf, a relaxing holiday or exploring the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt natural beauty the area has to offer, Beach House is the perfect place to stay.

Mr Malcolm & Hazel Brown, 12a St. Aidans, Seahouses NE68 7SR T: 01665 720337 M: 07579000674 E: enq@beachhousehotel.co.uk

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Comfy ex-farmhouse, near Seahouses, beautiful views, good central point for coast and castles, great breakfasts. Dogs welcome. Miss Vanessa Hodgson, East House, Swinhoe, Chathill NE67 5AA T: 01665589334 M: 07967833618 E: easthouse1@hotmail.co.uk

Warm welcome. Comfortable accommodation. 5 minutes to harbour, shops and restaurants. Ideally situated for exploring coast and countryside. Hearty breakfast assured! Ray and Mary Wood, Leeholme, 93 Main Street, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7TS T: 01665 720230 M: 07837 732 545

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Award winning accommodation furnished and maintained to the highest standard. Luxury kitchen, elegant dining area, lounge with leather sofas. Double and twin bedrooms. Fully fitted bathroom with walk-in shower. Private patio with garden furniture. Free Wi-Fi. Safe bike/golf club store. Grounds with children's play area, Secure parking. Mr Martin Colam, Woodlands, Scremerston, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 2QU T: 01289 332599 M: 07801 822850 E: info@composers-woodlands.co.uk

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Wallington Food & Craft Festival 01670 773600 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington Come along and celebrate the variety and quality of food and crafts from across the region.

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November Crowds at Berwick Food Festival

September 12-15 Northumberland Heritage Open Days www.heritageopendays.org.uk Northumberland Heritage Open Days offer free access to properties that are usually closed or charge for admission. Discover Northumberland gems free of charge.

Northumberland Music Festival Doxford and Eshott www.nmfestival.com Nationally celebrated classical, operatic and traditional musicians perform at Doxford and Eshott Halls in the heart of Northumberland.

September 21 – 22 Alnwick Food Festival and Alnwick Beer Festival www.alnwickfoodfestival.co.uk Enjoy top class entertainment, cookery demonstrations from local and celebrity guest chefs and a bustling market square with a wide range of produce for sale. The Alnwick Beer Festival features 30 plus ales.

September 25 – 29 Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 01289 330 999 www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com An international celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwickupon-Tweed.

Christmas Lunch at Cragside Cragside House, Gardens & Estate 01669 620 333 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside Get wrapped up and explore the gardens and woodland then come inside for either a 2 or 3 course meal including tea and coffee. Relax in our festively decorated Stables Tea Rooms and pull crackers with friends and family while we serve you at your table.

December 21 Christmas Concert at Bamburgh Castle 01668 214 515 www.bamburghcastle.com An evening of festive music in the glorious setting of the King’s Hall with the Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band. Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies in the medieval kitchen during interval.

December 31 Haltwhistle Walking Festival

November and December Kielder Winter Wonderland Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park 08451 550 236 www.nwl.co.uk The magical Santa experience returns to the shores of Kielder Water.

Allendale Tar Bar’l Ceremony Allendale Discover this ancient tradition as villagers proceed through the streets carrying burning tar barrels.

October Northumbria Food & Wine Festival Tynedale Park, Corbridge 01661 842 591 www.northumbriafoodandwinefestival.co.uk

Taste wines and learn about their production, enjoy fabulous dining opportunities and sample high quality local products. Also enjoy demonstrations, tastings and fabulous music.

October Haltwhistle Walking Festival www.haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org A festival with a great mix of walks for people of all abilities. Explore this wonderful part of Northumberland which sits in the centre of England and very close to Hadrian’s Wall. Allendale Tar Bar’l Ceremony by Ross Beedle

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events calend Sample a taste of some of the diverse events taking place in Northumberland in 2013. Many more activities, events and information can be found online at www.visitnorthumberland.com or at Tourist Information Centres. Please note: This information has been collected months in advance of the events listed and could be subject to change. Please ensure you check with the event organisers or the local Tourist Information Centre (numbers on page 18) before making your journey.

2013 Flodden 1513 www.flodden1513.com A programme of events to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden where over 15,000 died including the Scottish King James IV.

2013 Kielder Observatory Events Kielder Water & Forest Park 07805 638 469 www.kielderobservatory.org All year round there are fascinating star gazing events under the darkest night skies in England.

2013 Rothbury Roots The Queen’s Head, Rothbury 01669 620 470 www.rothburyroots.net A monthly music evening run by people passionate about keeping acoustic music live. Gardens at Cragside (National Trust)

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Building Dreams Cragside House, Gardens & Estate 01669 620 333 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside 2013 is the 150th anniversary of Cragside. Our ‘Building Dreams’ programme of events and activities will help visitors share the pioneering vision of Lord and Lady Armstrong and their magnificent home built ahead of its time.

Easter at Bamburgh Castle 01668 214 515 www.bamburghcastle.com Create a beautiful ‘Faberge’ egg and help find the Bamburgh Beast’s eggs and enter the draw for a beastly prize.

March 31 & April 1 Easter Eggstravaganza at Wallington 01670 773 600 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington Enjoy Easter fun with a fantastic Cadbury children’s trail, craft activities, face-painting, games and races.


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Excavations at Vindolanda 01434 344 277 www.vindolanda.com Witness the live excavations taking place at one of Europe’s most important Roman archeological sites.

Rothbury Food & Craft Festival www.rothburyfoodandcraftfestival.co.uk Over 60 stalls with high quality local food, produce and crafts accompanied by live entertainment. Held in the beautiful market town of Rothbury, usually on early May bank holiday Monday.

Puffing Billy 200 Festival Wylam www.facebook.com/puffingbilly200 Wylam celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first commercial adhesion steam engine Puffing Billy. Events over the summer will mark this important engineering development and celebrate its historical legacy.

April 5 – 7 46th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering Various venues in Morpeth 01670 513 308 www.northumbriana.org.uk Festival of Northumberland’s unique folk music, dance, crafts, heritage and traditional culture. Three days of events – many free – featuring street shows, family events, exhibitions and walks.

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Nordic Walking Festival www.shepherdswalks.co.uk Try out Nordic walking or brush up on your technique at this festival organised by fully qualified instructors.

404th Riding of the Bounds Berwick-upon-Tweed www.visitnorthumberland.com See the incredible spectacle that is the historic riding of the boundary of old Berwick. More than 150 horses complete a 15 mile route starting and finishing in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Northumberland Coastal Challenge Walk www.shepherdswalks.co.uk 26 mile walk along the fantastic Northumberland Coast from just North of Bamburgh to Alnmouth.

May 18-19 Blyth Battery Goes to War 01668 214 208 www.bamburghcastle.com Northumberland’s premier re-enactment or living history event. Vintage vehicles and displays, field kitchen, displays and stands, refreshments, live musical entertainment and much more for your family to enjoy.

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Excavations at Vindolanda (Vindolanda Trust)

April 22 – May 2 Hexham Book Festival 01434 652 477 www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk Hexham Book Festival celebrates the joy of reading and writing in all its forms and across all genres.

April 27 – May 6th Haltwhistle Walking Festiva 01434 322 025 www.haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org A festival with a great mix of walks for all abilities celebrating its 10th birthday.

The Vikings are coming to Bamburgh Castle 01668 214 515 www.bamburghcastle.com The Northumbria Herred of the Vikings invade the castle to show us what life was like with a tented camp, talks and demonstrations.

27 May (Bank holiday Monday) Northumberland County Show, Bywell, Nr Stocksfield 01434 604 216 www.northcountyshow.co.uk A traditional agricultural show with showing classes for horses, livestock, alpacas, dogs, sheep and other animals. Also, more than 300 stalls, livestock displays, crafts, local foods, events and activities.

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June Northumberland Miner’s Picnic Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives 01670 528 080 www.experiencewoodhorn.com Traditional family day celebrating mining heritage with music, entertainment and local crafts.

June Festival of the North East www.festivalne.com A month long celebration of the region’s creativity and innovation spanning Tyne & Wear, Teeside, Northumberland and County Durham with over 200 projects and events in many creative forms – arts, music, film, science, engineering, theatre and literature.

June 29th – October 31st Kate Slater Exhibition The Farne Islands www.nationaltrust.org.uk/farne-islands In the first art exhibition ever on the Farne Islands, book illustrator Kate Slater recreates the outside bird experience inside beautiful St Cuthbert’s chapel.

June 22 – 29 Rothbury Walking Festival Rothbury www.rothburywalking.co.uk The fifth Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking Festival with walks in one of the most beautiful parts of Northumberland.

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events calend August 3 – 10 Alnwick International Music Festival 01665 511 333 www.alnwickmusicfestival.com A festival of colour and spectacle with dancers and musicians from around the globe.

August 10 St Cuthbert’s Way Challenge Walk www.shepherdswalks.co.uk An 18 mile cross border challenge taking in the best section of St Cuthbert’s Way. Start walking in Scotland and finish in England!

August 18 Vintage Car Show Heighley Gate Garden Centre 01670 513 416 www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk/heighleygate

Enjoy vintage vehicles of all kinds whilst raising money for St Oswald’s Hospice.

Kielder birds of prey (Kielder Partnership)

Summer Kielder Osprey Watch Kielder Water & Forest Park 01434 220 616 www.visitkielder.com If the Kielder Ospreys return again in 2013 it will be the 5th year in a row the Osprey chicks have hatched in the park. Check the website for more information. Glendale show

July 1 – September 30 Lindisfarne Gospels Durham www.lindisfarnegospels.com The Lindisfarne Gospels will be on show in Durham along with a contemporary interpretation of the life of St Cuthbert. A regional events programme will celebrate this exciting exhibition.

July 5-7 Brinkburn Music Festival Brinkburn Priory (nr Rothbury) 01665 833 751 www.brinkburnmusic.org A classical music festival in the magical setting of Brinkburn Priory. Brinkburn Priory is in the heart of Northumberland and is an idyllic and shaded setting with lush grass, trees and a near-by river.

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July 6-7 North East Chilli Festival Seaton Delaval Hall www.chillifest-NE.co.uk Taste chilli products and recipes from all over the world, enjoy the ‘hottest’ live entertainment and then soothe your taste buds at our Summerhouse ice-cream parlour.

August 26, Bank Holiday Monday The Glendale Show, Wooler 01668 283 868 www.glendaleshow.com North Northumberland’s premier agricultural show celebrating all aspects of farming and rural life with exhibitors from far and wide.

September 7-8 July 19 – 21 Rothbury Music Festival, Rothbury www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk A weekend of traditional music, dance and events in beautiful Rothbury.

Berwick Food Festival Berwick-upon-Tweed 01289 388 543 www.slowfoodberwick.co.uk Sample some of Northumberland’s best food and indulge in a feast of cultural heritage.


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Sitting at the water’s edge in the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve our three luxury cottages enjoy panoramic views across the Bay to Holy Island and Bamburgh Castles. The cottages sleep four, six or eight people and groups are also welcome. All bedrooms en-suite. Each cottage is individually designed and very well equipped and furnished with every comfort in mind. Filled with light in summer they are warm and cosy in winter. A great choice for Christmas and New Year and Winter Breaks. There are mature gardens with BBQ`s and the birdwatching opportunities are endless. An utterly peaceful place with no light pollution. A great spot from which to explore, walk, cycle, stargaze or just relax with a book.

Mrs Pauline Gasken, Moor Park, Foulden, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2PL M: 07565 891 795 E: stay@lindisfarnebaycottages.co.uk

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Beautifully furnished properties situated on a working farm. All properties are extremely well-equipped and most enjoy en-suite facilities. We are 3 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed. The Cottages enjoy picturesque views of the Cheviot Hills and rolling countryside from their enclosed gardens. Open fires. No pets. 1999 Runner-up and 2002 Winner Pride of Northumberland. Silver Award 2007. The Glebe is a lovely old vicarage situated in the village of Bamburgh, just a short walk away from Bamburgh’s magnificent beach and historic castle. Glebe House is a self-contained wing of the property providing high quality accommodation in an exclusive and tranquil setting. Stunning views of church, sea and castle. Large private gardens provide space to relax. Glebe Cottage offers exclusive accommodation in a superb location in the grounds of The Glebe. This cosy 19th century coachman’s cottage has its own patio and secluded garden with lovely views of church and castle. Oil-fired central heating. Excellent kitchen and bathroom.

Robert S Whitten, West Longridge Manor, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2JX T: 01289 331112 M: 07779051293 E: robert@westlongridge.co.uk

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SELF THE DUCKET AND OUTCHESTER & ROSS COTTAGES BELFORD CATERING

Enjoy a peaceful break in our spacious, warm 4 and 5 star holiday cottages in beautiful, tranquil Northumbrian coastal locations near Holy Island and Farne Islands. Close to cycle and walking routes. Unspoilt countryside, romantic castles and secluded sandy beaches. Comfortable, well equipped cottages sleep 2 – 6 each with own garden and parking or stay in our beautifully restored Ducket (pictured) an 18th century dovecote with 21st century facilities over five floors and magnificent views. Freeview TV, WiFi, ipod docks, dishwashers and all mod cons in all our properties.

Mrs J Sutherland The Farmhouse, Ross, Belford, NE70 7EN T: 01668 213336 E: stay@rosscottages.co.uk

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Experience the pure pleasure of a green holiday at our award-winning family farm near Holy Island. Our two acclaimed, environmentally-friendly cottages stand in beautiful country gardens. They have been lovingly restored, with open fires and exposed beams. Discover the nature of our wildlife-friendly farm along a meandering trail. “Truly inspirational” Northumberland Coast AONB Awards for Excellence. Mrs Karen Burn, Hunting Hall, Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2TP T: 01289 388652 E: kburn.huntinghall@btinternet.com

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Luxurious ground floor apartment within the town walls. Private walled courtyard/ garden/sundeck. Quiet residential area 5 minutes walk from all amenities, ramparts, river, beach, golf courses. Sorry we do not cater for children under 12 years, pets or smokers. Colour brochure available. Pride of Northumberland Self Catering finalist. Mr John Haswell, Oil Mill Lane Apartments, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1HT T: 01289 304492 M: 07866094097 E: john@oil-mill-lane.co.uk

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Superbly situated close to beaches. Panoramic views of the coast/Cheviots. Tastefully furnished, well equipped, comfortable beds, parking within grounds Mrs Beryl Seaward-Birchall, Shepherds Cottage, Beadnell NE67 5AD T: 01665 720497 E: shepherdscott@hotmail.co.uk

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Detached house in a prime location overlooking the promenade and extensive sandy beach at Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Magnificent sea views. Accommodation is spacious, tastefully furnished and well equipped. Two person rate available. Friday changeover. Sorry, no smoking or pets. Open Easter to New Year. 2 Springfield Park, East Ord, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2FD T: 01289 306815 E: priscilla.simpson@btinternet.com

Beautiful 4 star holiday properties just a stones throw from magnificent sandy beaches.

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Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Annstead, a family run arable and livestock farm, lies between the coastal villages of Beadnell and Seahouses.

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Mrs Susan Mellor, Annstead Farm, Beadnell NE67 5BT T: 01665 720387 E: stay@annstead.co.uk

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MILL WHARF BERWICK UPON TWEED Superb 4 star Gold apartment for two people with stunning views over the harbour & river Tweed. Secure parking. Lift to door. Ideal for less mobile. Border Holiday Homes, Rootsville, Blackadder Drive, Allanton, TD11 3JY T: 01890 817186 M: 07712 079 760 E: john@borderholidayhomes.co.uk

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Mrs Susan Dalgety, The Columns, Boathouse Lane, Norham, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2JZ T: 01289 382300 M: 07802 202 134 E: susan@boathousecottage.co.uk

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Riverside cottage overlooking the Tweed. Fully detached, tranquil setting. Own garden. Private parking. Comfortable accommodation with sleeping and bathing facilities on both floors. River views and direct access to miles of walking. Just outside Norham village with historic castle, church, shops and pubs.

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EMBLETON AREA COTTAGES EMBLETON 3 delightful clean, cosy cottages near Embleton. Ideal for beach, walking, birdwatching hols. Experience quality holidays and 'special' breaks. Mrs Hazel Grahamslaw, The Farmhouse, Gallowmoor, Rock, Alnwick NE66 3SB T: 01665 579425 E: hazelgrahamslaw@btinternet.com

www.embletonareacottages.co.uk PER WEEK £140 min - £600 max UNITS: 3 SLEEPS: 1x6 1x4 1x2

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Mrs Ros Reay, Orchard House, Elwick Farm, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7EL T: 01668 213259 M: 07971 166 998 E: w.r.reay@talk21.com

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Detached cottage just outside village. Overlooks Cheviot hills. Beaches close by. Cosy wood burning stove. Beautiful walks from the door. Mrs J Ord, Chatton Park Farm, Chatton Alnwick NE66 5RA T: 01668 215247 E: ORD@chattonpk.fsnet.co.uk

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Enjoy the peace and space! Six roomy, comfortably furnished cottages, mostly on one level, equipped to a high standard, all with two bathrooms. Located on a working farm in Lindisfarne Nature Reserve immediately opposite Holy Island. Ideally situated for beaches, hills and castles. Many fine golf courses in the area.

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In quiet courtyard near harbour and village amenities. Cosy & comfortable, well equipped 2 bedroom stone cottage. Pets welcome. Mrs Jackie Forsyth, Stay Northumbria, Westfield Farmhouse, North Sunderland, Seahouses NE68 7UR T: 01665 721380 E: info@staynorthumbria.co.uk

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Overlooking the quayside in the fishing village of Seahouses are Harbourside and Farne View. Our tastefully decorated, quality cottages are situated in a privileged location. Guests can relax in comfort while enjoying outstanding panoramic views of the magnificent Northumberland coast from their balconies. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, our three-bedroom cottages are a short walk from the village’s many amenities. Perfect for families and couples alike, the cottages are ideally positioned for guests to enjoy miles of sandy beaches, an abundance of castle, the Farne Islands, famous gardens rugged countryside and Northumberland’s many heritage locations. Finished to the highest standards with comfort a priority, guests have access to free WiFi and membership of the local health club.

Seafront location, ideal for a beach holiday or base for exploring the Borders, Northumberland and South-east Scotland. Property on one level, ramped access, wheelchair-accessible, comfortable, well appointed, spacious, gas C.H. & elec incl, patio area, shower-room, fitted kitchen, private parking. Visit website for full details.

Mrs Juliet Hall, 22 North Road, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9UH T: 01661 825819 M: 07711 039309 E: juliethall@harboursidecottage.co.uk

Mr Peter Adamson, Marlborough House, 133 Main Street, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1RP T: 01289 305293 M: 07511 273714 E: marlboroughcottage@live.co.uk

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A very comfortable, spacious and superbly equipped stone-built property in Waren Mill near Bamburgh with stunning views over Budle Bay. Open fires in the sitting room and dining room and a well equipped kitchen with electric range cooker. Three bedrooms, two ensuite shower rooms and a family bathroom. Lovely enclosed private garden. Wifi.

In a spectacular location a few minutes walk from a sandy beach, this attractive cottage with stunning views, is spacious enough for a family or group of friends. Large lounge with wood burner. Well equipped kitchen. One double, two twin bedrooms. Bathroom and separate shower room. Patio garden with furniture.

Mrs S Nelson, Low Bleakhope, Powburn, Alnwick NE66 4NZ T: 01665 578361 E: stay@millhouse-cottage.co.uk

Mrs Brenda Crowcroft, Seaview House, Cow Road, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2QS T: 01289 304175 E: b.crowcroft@talk21.com

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Quiet area. 2 bed 2 bath, child friendly stone cottage nr harbour & amenities, garden, log burner & parking. Ocean Club use. Owner tel:01665720518 Mrs Jackie Forsyth, Stay Northumbria, Westfield Farmhouse, North Sunderland, Seahouses NE68 7UR T: 01665 721380 E: info@staynorthumbria.co.uk

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SMIDDY COTTAGE HORNCLIFFE The cottage is immaculately furnished and maintained. Ideally situated to explore the Northumberland landscape and historical border towns nearby. Mrs J Simpson, Forgeway, Main Street, Horncliffe, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2XW T: 01289 382955 E: stay@smiddycottage.co.uk

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Well equipped, comfortable, warm three bedroomed house within historic town walls. Close to town centre, beaches and beautiful countryside. Dr Rosemary Evans, Alderwood, Main Street, St Boswells, Roxburghshire TD6 0AP T: 01835 823031 E: rosemary@alderwood.org.uk

www.cottageguide.co.uk/tighnarudh PER WEEK: £239 min - £502 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 5 F2

www.oldbarnhighletham.co.uk PER WEEK: £260 min - £550 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 2 - 6

Four 1 bedroom cottages in private courtyard above harbour. On site parking. All modern facilities. Pets welcome. Laundry room. Mrs J Forsyth, Stay Northumbria, Westfield Farmhouse, North Sunderland, Seahouses NE68 7UR T: 01665 721380 E: info@cliffhousecottages.co.uk

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WEST ORD HOLIDAY COTTAGES BERWICK UPON TWEED

SELF CATERING

CLIFF HOUSE COTTAGES SEAHOUSES

ON BOO LI K NE

Comfortable, sandstone cottage, fully equipped. Sleeps 2-6. Stunning views of Berwick, coastline, Holy Island, River Tweed, with Cheviot Hills as backdrop. Quiet, countryside location, yet 5 minutes drive from town centre. Private parking. Easy access to historic Berwick, Holy Island, beaches, shops, pubs. Website includes visual tour. Brochure available. Mr & Mrs RH Persse, High Letham Farmhouse, High Letham, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1UX T: 01289 306585 E: info@oldbarnhighletham.co.uk

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58 Main Street, Lowick, Northumberland, TD15 2UA T: 0191 286 1316 M: 07759 307 843 E: info@cheviotcottage.com

www.cheviotcottage.com PER WEEK £250 min - £490 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 6

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Six individually furnished cottages located on a riverside farm. Salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing on our own stretch of the River Tweed. All weather tennis court. Excellent walking and abundant wildlife (otters, badgers, deer and a fantastic variety of birds) all on the farm. Five minutes drive to historic Berwick-upon-Tweed and excellent beaches. Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Alnwick, Cheviot Hills and Scottish Border towns, all within 30 minutes drive. Special breaks Spring, Autumn and Winter.

Delightfully situated amidst, peaceful, beautiful countryside with lovely views. Spacious, well-appointed south facing cottages on a family run working farm. The perfect base to explore coast, hills and Scottish Borders. Ideal for walking, cycling and bird watching, right from cottage door. Large attractive gardens. Warm welcome assured. www.hettonnorthfarm.blogspot.com

Mrs Carol Lang, West Ord Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2XQ T: 01289 305788 M:07928 093 400 E:stay@westordcottages.co.uk

Mrs Mandy Nesbit, Hetton North Farm, Lowick TD15 2UL T: 01289 388232 E: mandy@hettonnorthfarm.co.uk

www.westordcottages.co.uk

www.hettonnorthfarm.co.uk PER WEEK: £250 min - £495 max UNITS: 2 SLEEPS: 5/6 and 4

PER WEEK £230 min - £700 max UNITS: 6 SLEEPS: 1x2, 2x4, 2x5, 1x6

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Cottage bungalow. Ideal location in Berwick. Beautifully furnished and equipped. Only a few minutes walk to restaurants, shops, beach and railway station. Sorry no pets, no smoking. Mr RI Heslop, 13 Dene Close, Ovingham Northumberland NE42 6BE T: 01661 833071 E: ian416@sky.com

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POINT COTTAGES BAMBURGH

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PERCY COTTAGE CHATTON

Percy Cottage is an attractive one bedroom cottage having all the comforts of a modern home while retaining the charm of a Victorian residence. The cottage has the benefit of gardens to the front and side. Mr Tony Reed-Jones, Bridge House, Kirknewton, Wooler NE71 6XF T: 01668 216556 E: tonyreedjones@aol.com

Point Cottages, a delightful cluster of self catering holiday cottages located in the historic village of Bamburgh. 40 yards from the sandy beach. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages. View from garden of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle. 3* VisitBritain accredited. Open all year round, visit our website or call for more information. Mrs Elizabeth Sanderson, 30 The Oval, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9PP T: 0191 266 2800 E: info@bamburghcottages.co.uk

www.percycottage.co.uk

www.bamburgh-cottages.co.uk

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PER WEEK: £200 min - £995 max UNITS: 5 SLEEPS: 18 (Z-bed available)

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THE GRANARY, DUKESFIELD BAMBURGH Spacious 4 bedroomed detached house in quiet south facing location not far from Bamburgh village. Private garden and parking. Mrs P Cowen, Thornleigh, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ES T: 01228 560245 E: thegranarybamburgh@hotmail.co.uk

www.thegranarybamburgh.co.uk PER WEEK: £450 min - £800 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 9

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Beautifully appointed, well-equipped bungalow cottage for up to 4 people overlooking Budle Bay. With views along the coast to Holy Island. Within 2 miles of Bamburgh. There is a fabulous walk along the beach to the magnificent castle. Many guests say that the cottage has the “Wow” factor. An outstanding location with spectacular views and beaches. Mr P Carr-Seaman T: 01434 632839 E: info@sealwaters.com www.sealwaters.com (see website for more pictures, availability & bookings) PER WEEK: £530 min - £975 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4

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Camping & Caravanning WAREN CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK NR. BAMBURGH

CAMP & CARAVAN

Nestling in 100 acres of Northumberland coastal countryside. Holiday homes, wigwams and touring park all with excellent refurbished facilities including splash pool and restaurant with bar.

ON BOO LI K NE

Waren Mill, Belford NE70 7EE T: 01668 214366 E: waren@meadowhead.co.uk

www.meadowhead.co.uk PER UNIT PER NIGHT: £50 min - £90 max

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BARMOOR SOUTH MOOR LOWICK

CAMP AND CARAVAN OR HOSTEL

Small peaceful site adjacent to the farmyard of a working farm. Ideal base for coast, hills and Scottish Borders.

Mrs A Gold, Barmoor South Moor, Lowick, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2QF T: 01289 388205

E: baznann@btconnect.com PER WEEK: £210 min - £335 max UNITS: 2 STATIC SLEEPS: 6 INDIVIDUAL CARAVAN - ACCREDITED

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Wooler the

Wooler, Ford & Etal and the Till Valley Accommodation

Ford&Etal and Till Valley

Till Valley and Cheviot Hills from Westwood Moor (Graeme Peacock)

Wooler sits within spectacular countryside, mentioned by Shakespeare in Henry IV. A ‘cycle hub’, outdoor activities abound. Nearby lies the largest Iron Age hillfort in the north and Ford & Etal Estates which offers a range of attractions from its own steam railway to Northumberland’s only thatched pub. This year don’t forget to visit Branxton and to remember the brutality of the Battle of Flodden, 500 years ago.

BERWICK COAST & COUNTRY

WOOLER, FORD & ETAL & TILL VALLEY

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Wooler (Northumberland National Park)

Bunty and carriages (Ford & Etal Estates)

Hotels THE TANKERVILLE ARMS WOOLER

HOTEL

Charming 17th Century Coaching Inn. Situated on the outskirts of The National Park, the ideal base from which to discover 'The Secret Kingdom' Ms Anne Park, 22 Cottage Road, Wooler NE71 6AD T: 01668 281581 E: enquiries@tankervillehotel.co.uk

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ON BOO LI K NE

HAY FARM HOUSE CORNHILL ON TWEED

Hay Farm House is on a hill with spectacular panoramic views. It is the ideal location for visiting the attractions of North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Rooms boast wonderful views,flat screen TV,clock radio with ipod/iphone dock, hairdryer, a well stocked refreshment tray, luxury toiletries, fluffy towels & yummy chocolates.

Seventeenth century listed Dower House with traditional bedrooms and exposed beams. Tastefully converted courtyard rooms offer spacious, fully equipped and disabled - friendly accommodation. Vaulted residents’ lounge and bar features a large open fire, leather and suede sofas & views over the terrace to the orchard and surrounding countryside.

Mrs Tina Mulvey, Ford & Etal, Cornhill on Tweed, TD12 4TR T: 01890 820647 E: enquiries@hayfarm.co.uk

Mr & Mrs Rutter, The Coach House at Crookham, Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4TD T: 01890 820293 E: stay@coachhousecrookham.com

www.hayfarm.co.uk

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Nestling in the Cheviot foothills on the boundary of the National Park, Firwood is surrounded by stunning scenery. Luxurious accommodation with peace & tranquility, the ideal centre for exploring Northumberlands countryside and coastline. Whether walking, cycling, wildlife watching or touring, a warm welcome & hearty breakfast awaits. Mr & Mrs Mike and Beth Mills, Firwood, Middleton Hall, Wooler NE71 6RD T: 01668 283699 E: welcome@firwoodhouse.co.uk www.firwoodhouse.co.uk firwoodbandb

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ESTATE COTTAGE WESTNEWTON

SELF CATERING

RAINBOW COTTAGE WARK

ON BOO LI K NE

Detached cottage on the banks of the River Tweed. Breathtaking views. Clean, cosy and comfortable. Very tranquil. Ground floor bedroom. No smoking. Mrs Julie Riley, 10 Meadowlands, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2FW T: 01289 305085/388252 M: 07813 430 637

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Estate Cottage is a traditional stone cottage in Northumberland National Park. Cosy in winter, cool in summer. Come and walk, cycle or visit the heritage sites of Northumberland & the Scottish Borders. Relax in the welcoming cottage or enjoy the sunny garden with views of the beautiful Cheviot hills and surrounded by wildlife and birds.

TILL FISHING HOLIDAYS/ORCHARD COTTAGE

CORNHILLON-TWEED

SELF CATERING

Mrs Jean Davidson, Westnewton Estate, Kirknewton, Wooler, Northumberland NE716XJ T: 01668 216077 E: jd@westnewtonestate.com

www.westnewtonestate.com PER WEEK: £350 min - £450 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4

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CROOKHOUSE COTTAGES KIRKNEWTON

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Outstanding views, tranquil setting, big scenery. 2 luxurious cottages can open into one large house to sleep up to 12+. Dogs welcome, kennels available. Ms Lynney Holden, 3 Crookhouse, Kirknewton, Wooler NE71 6TN T:01668 216113 E: stay@crookhousecottages.co.uk

www.crookhousecottages.co.uk PER WEEK: £420 min - £850 max UNITS: 2 SLEEPS: 1x7, 1x5

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Mrs Lucy Carroll, Till Fishing, Old Egypt, Tiptoe, Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4XD T: 01890 883060 day M: 07974 416 692 evening E: fish@till-fishing.co.uk

Large well equipped 3 bed cottage for 5 in village, with private garden. 10 min from Cheviot Hills yet only 20 min from coast. Mrs Amanda Forrester, 3 Whitton Park, Milfield, Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6HT T: 01668 216535 E: stay@pantilelodge.co.uk

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www.till-fishing.co.uk

www.pantilelodge.co.uk PER WEEK: £310 min - £600 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 5

The Orchard Cottage offers a unique fishing and family holiday destination. Tiptoe Farm was voted Most Beautiful Farm in 2006. It is situated in a peaceful orchard garden overlooking the private stretch of the River Till (a tributary of the River Tweed) and stunning Cheviot and Eildon Hills, nearby to border towns, beaches, castles, gardens, and many attractions for all the family. All weather tennis court available. The river is 200 yards from the cottage, and boasts 1 mile of salmon, private sea trout, grayling and brown trout. The water is varied with some streamy and flat water with some good wading pools. A dedicated and secure fishing room is provided. A perfect retreat promising relaxation and beautiful countryside.

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Alnwick

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Magnificent Alnwick Castle (Mario Czekirda)

Alnwick’s award-winning shopping street Bondgate Within is only yards from the world-famous Alnwick Castle and the fabulously contemporary Alnwick Garden. The valleys of the Northumberland National Park provide spectacular walks and unmatched tranquility, whilst along the coast you can explore the superbly preserved keep of Warkworth Castle and the busy seafront at the nearby traditional fishing port of Amble.

BERWICK COAST & COUNTRY WOOLER, FORD & ETAL & TILL VALLEY

ALNWICK COAST & COUNTRY ROTHBURY & COQUETDALE KIELDER & REDESDALE MORPETH AND SOUTH EAST NORTHUMBERLAND

HADRIAN’S WALL & NORTH PENNINES

Amble harbour (Gail Johnson)

The Alnwick Garden (Gail Johnson)

Hotels DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE HOTEL EMBLETON

HOTEL

Find us in the heart of Embleton, a picturesque village just 10 minutes walk from the pristine golden sands of Embleton Bay and magnificent ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. We are an independent hotel with a range of immaculately furnished ensuite bedrooms, including village view rooms, junior suites and luxury 1 & 2 bedroom cottage suites. Our two superb restaurants are renowned for using only the best of fresh local produce, cooked in the finest tradition. Unwind in our fully licensed bar, enjoy summer dining in the tranquil surroundings of our beautiful hotel gardens or relax by a roaring fire in one of our cosy lounges. FIRESIDE BREAKS with COMPLIMENTARY DINNER – February, March & November SPRING & AUTUMN SPECIAL BREAKS- Great Discounts in April, May & October SHORT BREAKS-June, July, August, September Well behaved pets welcome. Free Wi-fi available to residents in the hotel lounge Please contact us for a brochure and further details

Mr Michael Townsend, Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Embleton, Northumberland NE66 3UN T: 01665 576111 F: 08707 060394 E: stay@dunstanburghcastlehotel.co.uk

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ALN HOUSE ALNWICK

ON BOO LI K NE

Beautifully appointed Edwardian house with tastefully decorated en suite rooms. Private parking. Great 'Award' winning breakfasts. Bill and Jean Armstrong, Aln House, South Road, Alnwick NE66 2NZ T: 01665 602265 M: 07811 699 127 E: enquiries@alnhouse.co.uk

Alnwick Coast & Country Accommodation

www.alnhouse.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £45 min – £50 max ROOMS: 1S 3D 2T 6ES

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Delightful 6 bedroom Victorian guest house. Conservation area. Away from the bustle of the high street but only a 2 minute walk to the town centre and all amenities. Short stroll to Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden. Private road offering guest parking. Attractive walled garden. Tom and Audrey Bowes, Greycroft, Croft Place, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1XU T: 01665 602127 E: info@greycroftalnwick.co.uk

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Built in 1880 Oronsay House exhibits many period features and is set in a conservation area just 175 yards from the town centre with all its amenities including Alnwick Castle and Gardens, the Playhouse and Barter Books. We have a large private car park to the rear of the house and offer free Wi-Fi internet access for our guests. Charles & Christine Scott, Oronsay House, 18 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PP T: 01665 603175 E: info@oronsayhouse.co.uk

www.oronsayhouse.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £35 min – £50 max ROOMS: 1S 2D 2T 5ES

STONECROFT B&B CRASTER

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

Detached family home in delightful coastal setting offering first class B&B. Hearty breakfasts; home baking. Ideal spot for walking, birding, touring. Mrs Sally Stafford, Stonecroft, Dunstan, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3SZ T: 01665 576433 E: sally@stonestaff.freeserve.co.uk

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A warm welcome awaits at our fishermans cottage overlooking the heritage coast. Ground floor rooms, Log fire and hearty breakfast of local produce. Mrs Hazel Campbell, Boulmer Village B&B, 21 Boulmer Village, Alnwick NE66 3BS T: 01665 577262 M: 07849 295 026 E: hazel_campbell@btopenworld.com PPPN: (B&B) £30 min – £38 max ROOMS: 2D 2SU 2ES K7

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MORWICK HOUSE WARKWORTH

“Located on a working farm, our B&B is a wonderful quiet haven, perfect for relaxing. This Grade 2 listed farmhouse offers you a number of spacious bedrooms consisting of super king, double and twin en-suites. All our bedrooms are decorated throughout with antiques to add to the country feel. Large lounge with wood burner stove and colour TV or you could sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet with a good book. Enjoy Laura’s full English breakfasts cooked using locally sourced products. Alndyke, situated on the east side of Alnwick, is the ideal location for touring Northumberland’s coast and hills. Easy walk to Alnwick town centre. Come and visit “Alnwick’s best kept secret”.

Morwick House offers quality accommodation set in beautiful gardens in a peaceful location with ample secure parking. Wi-Fi available. Mrs L Wilson, Morwick House, Beal Bank, Warkworth NE65 0TB T: 01665 712101 E: stay@morwickhouse.co.uk

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ROOFTOPS ALNWICK Mrs Laura Davison, Alndyke Farm, Alnmouth Road, Alnwick NE66 3PB T: 01665 510252 E: laura@alndyke.co.uk

Welcome to Rooftops. One spacious ensuite room, let as double or twin. Panoramic views. Friendly. Local food award. Home-made treats.

Mrs J Blair, Rooftops, 14 Blakelaw Road, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1AZ T: 01665 604201 E: rooftops.alnwick@tiscali.co.uk www.visitalnwick.org.uk/accommodation/

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ALNMOUTH - WESTLEA ALNMOUTH Janice invites you to stay in her spacious home situated by the waters’ edge of the Aln Estuary, combining superior accommodation with superb value. Fabulous panoramic views of the beautiful Aln Estuary and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from the balconies and windows of our estuary facing bedrooms, first floor guest lounge and dining room.

All bedrooms are ensuite with hospitality trays, colour TV, hairdryers, alarm clock radios, centrally heated and have been recently refurbished to a very high standard.

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A large choice of breakfasts include: Continental, healthy options as well as full hearty English breakfasts. EVENING MEALS are served at Westlea, Janice and her chef son Paul are renowned for their traditional and imaginative gourmet cuisine, using fresh local produce and glorious desserts to spoil you. Prices vary according to rooms.

Overall contribution to Tourism Award Galloping Gourmet Award

Sunday Express by Travel writers “Guestaccom Good Room Guide”

WINTER WARMER GOURMET BREAKS AVAILABLE

“Nationwide – Best Bed and Breakfast”

Winter Warmer Breaks available

“Food exceptional in terms of quality and flair and variety of culinary delights.”

“Beautiful home with outstanding views and most friendly and helpful staff. Excellent in everyway.”

(A happy visitor)

(A previous visitor)

Mrs J Edwards, Westlea, 29 Riverside Road, Alnmouth, Northumberland NE66 2SD T: 01665 830730 E: westlea.alnmouth@hotmail.com

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Westrigg, perfectly located at the heart of England’s most beautiful county, offers superb high quality accommodation with delicious breakfast menu, in tranquil setting with private parking Mrs K Hogg, 30 Watershaugh Road, Warkworth, Northumberland NE65 0TX T: 01665 711410 E: westriggbb@yahoo.co.uk

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An elegant Grade II listed Georgian Town House and the childhood home of Lord Dacre, Bondgate House is a 5 minute walk from restaurants, theatre, Alnwick Castle & Gardens. With superb award-winning breakfasts, 5 stylish, comfortable ensuite bedrooms and a well-stocked guest lounge, Bondgate House is an ideal place to stay. The south-facing walled garden, with patio areas, raised beds and demonstration herb garden provides the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day exploring. Our private car park, large enough for 8 cars, abuts the Alnwick Garden.

Mr Stephen Larvin, Bondgate House, 20 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1PN T: 01665 602025 E: enquiries@bondgatehouse.co.uk

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COQUETSIDE AMBLE

Alnwick Coast & Country Accommodation

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

A delightful family run country pub close to beach, golf course and central to local attractions. En-suite bedrooms with TV, hairdryer and hospitality tray.

Family home on the sea front with spectacular views of Warkworth castle and coastline. Ideal base to explore beautiful, peaceful Northumberland. Mrs Grace Hall, 16 Broomhill Street, Amble NE65 0AN T: 01665 710352 M: 07835508686 E: coquetside@talktalk.net www.visitnorthumberland.com/coquetside PPPN:(B&B)£33min – £35max ROOMS:1D 1T 1F 2ES

BLUE BELL INN EMBLETON

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THE HOGS HEAD INN ALNWICK ALNWICK

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Long established guest house offering comfortable clean ensuite accommodation at sensible prices. Large private car park. Residents' lounge. Mrs Jane Carroll, Aydon House, South Road, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2NT T: 01665 602218 E: aydonhouse@yahoo.co.uk

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ALNWICK LODGE ALNWICK

No ordinary guest accommodation. 15 ensuite bedrooms set amidst wonderful countryside. The 18th century farm buildings provide a unique and delightful garden courtyard setting for holidays & corporate entertaining; great hospitality and fabulous facilities. Antiques gallery. Architectural reclamation. 4 large versatile rooms. Recommended in Lonely Planet Great Britain edition 9, 2011. Mrs Evelyn Smith, Alnwick Lodge, West Cawledge Park, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2HJ T: 01665 604363 or 01665 603377 E: bookings@alnwicklodge.com www.alnwicklodge.com

Modern spacious, comfortable accommodation for individuals or parties of all sizes Excellent value, quality AA three-star Gold Highly Commended rooms Home-cooked food served all day until 9pm 53 en-suite rooms - double, twin, single or family options Inclusive and fully access compliant for disabled guests Single night accommodation available Designated pet friendly rooms Room rates starting from £60, including complimentary Northumbrian breakfast Large, on site free car park with designated coach parking. • Close to A1 and Alnwick Castle & Garden. • Free Wi-Fi Mr Sean Donkin, The Hogs Head Inn, Hawfinch Drive, Alnwick, NE66 2BF T: 01665 606 576 E: info@hogsheadinnalnwick.co.uk

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CHEVIOT HOLIDAY COTTAGES INGRAM

Alnwick Coast & Country Accommodation

Traditional Edwardian terraced townhouse in a quiet location within easy walking distance of Alnwick Town centre. Comfortable lounge, open plan kitchen dining area, conservatory and secluded garden. Double bedroom with en-suite, twin bedded room and second bathroom. Safe on street parking. Sorry no children under 16, smokers or pets. Exceptional Cottages Mrs Margaret McGregor, Broome Hill Farm, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2BA T: 01665 574460 E: margaret@broomehillfarm.co.uk www.braesidealnwick.co.uk

PER WEEK £416 min - £680 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4

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LESBURY GLEBE COTTAGE LESBURY Tastefully converted 18th Century coach house in village centre. In garden of Georgian vicarage.

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Three times Award Winning 5 star luxury holiday cottages, quietly situated in the heart of the countryside, offering exceptional peace and tranquillity and an ideal location for exploring Coast and Country. Superbly located for walks and leisure in the National Park, these stunning cottages are run by the owners and have some of the best views in Northumberland. Each property leads directly out to a myriad of footpaths and bridleways with sheltered valleys, hidden waterfalls and dramatic hills, rich in wildlife and recent archaeological finds. Choose from this delightful collection of nine beautifully furnished properties, all with log fires and full central heating, and sleeping 2 - 6 guests. Mrs Trysha Stephenson, The Old Rectory, Ingram, Alnwick, NE66 4LT T: 01665 578236 E: trysha@cheviotholidaycottages.co.uk

Mrs DG Brunton, Glebe Garden Cottage, Lesbury, Alnwick NE66 3AU T: 01665 830732 E: raymondbrunton@btinternet.com

www.cheviotholidaycottages.co.uk PER WEEK: £450 min - £1420 max UNITS: 9 SLEEPS: 2 - 6 each

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Set in the tranquil and scenic Coquet Valley near Brinkburn Priory, delightfully restored traditional cottages. Merryview & Tawny Nook offer exquisite interiors with spacious surroundings that are sure to delight. Clean comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms, welcome breakfast basket inculded. Ideally located to explore the whole county. Mrs Patricia Welsh, Woodhead, Longframlington, Alnwick, NE65 7XS T: 01665 570734 M:07753370529 E: welshpatricia3@aol.com

Luxuriously appointed three bedroomed coastal retreat. Spectacular sea views from every room. Panoramic sea view from first floor living room and balcony. Spacious ground floor family room with log burning stove. Stunning bedrooms, luxury showers, Jacuzzi bath. High specification kitchen with granite surfaces. Private parking. Secure garden on dramatic seafront. Louise Ferry, 8 East Field, Longhoughton NE66 3BZ M: 07599 423 718 E: louise@seabreezeholiday.co.uk

www.woodheadholidaycottages.co.uk

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WATERSIDE WARKWORTH Stylish 5* house on the River Coquet. Tranquility for couples, adventure for families! Sleeps 5. Mrs Jill Dove, Meadowcroft, Beal Bank, Warkworth, Morpeth NE65 0TA T: 01665 710341 M: 07803723662 E: dovejill@btinternet.com PER WEEK £320 min - £1200 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 5

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Self Catering SWARLAND OLD HALL LUXURY LODGES SWARLAND

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Enjoy the luxury of a Scandinavian lodge in the tranquillity of the Northumberland countryside. Set in secluded woodland on the banks of the River Coquet, the lodges are situated within private grounds on a working farm.

Alnwick Coast & Country Accommodation

Both Apple Tree and Lime Tree Lodges are furnished and equipped to the highest standard. The three bedroomed accommodation is on two levels with king sized bed and luxury en-suite on the ground floor making the properties suitable for families and visitors with access requirements. The lounge has stunning double french windows leading to decking with a BBQ and children’s play area. Electricity and gas are all included making Swarland Luxury Lodges a great place to stay all year round. With stunning views across the countryside the lodges provide a perfect base to relax and explore. Why not plan a Roman adventure on Hadrian’s Wall, picnic in the famous Alnwick Gardens or stroll along the sandy coastline at sunset.

Mrs Dianne Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Swarland, Morpeth NE65 9HU T: 01670 787642 E: info@swarlandoldhall.co.uk

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ROSE COTTAGES & THE OLD POLICE HOUSE EMBLETON

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Six charming stone cottages and barn conversions set in the heart of Embleton, a picturesque village just 10 minutes walk from the pristine golden sands of Embleton Bay and magnificent ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Superb barn conversions, full of character with oak-beam ceilings, mezzanine sleeping lofts, open fires, immaculate bathrooms and modern kitchens - perfect for couples or small families. Also spacious stone cottages, each with two luxurious ensuite bedrooms. Fully fitted kitchens and beautifully furnished living rooms opening onto private patio and well appointed gardens.

VILLAGE FARM SHILBOTTLE

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Village Farm, situated in a village three miles from Alnwick and unspoilt beaches, offers a warm personal welcome. Open all year round and ideal for families and couples. • Variety of properties equipped to a high standard of comfort, including 17th century farmhouse, Scandinavian chalets, cosy cottages. • Fantastic inclusive facilities; health club with gym, indoor pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna, relaxation areas and heated loungers. • Games room, sports field, tennis court, adventure playground. • Beauty therapist, hair salon and riding school. For details, see our website or please call.

Mr Michael Townsend Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Embleton, Northumberland NE66 3UN T: 01665 576111 F: 08707 060394 E: stay@dunstanburghcastlehotel.co.uk

Mrs C Stoker, Town Foot Farm, Shilbottle, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2HG T/F: 01665 575591 E: crissy@villagefarmcottages.co.uk

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ALNDYKE FARM COTTAGES ALNWICK

Alnwick Coast & Country Accommodation

This cosy cottage stands in an idyllic location in the Vale of Whittingham. Spacious and well equipped. An ideal base for touring Northumberland. Mrs Marian Charleton, The Grange, Whittingham NE66 4BE T: 01665 574380 M: 07796 872954 E: mariancharleton@btconnect.com

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CURLEWS ALNWICK Situated in Alnwick this mid-terraced stone cottage provides comfortable accommodation within a short walk of pubs, restaurants, Castle & Garden Mrs Maureen Mason, 10 Prudhoe Street, Alnwick NE66 1UW T: 01665 603393 E: stay@curlewscottage-alnwick.co.uk

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Alndyke cottages are situated on a 400 acre working farm surrounded by lovely countryside on the outskirts of Alnwick and 3 miles to the coast. Alnwick, famous for Alnwick Castle and Gardens, is a short walk away. Buy a book at Barter Books, one of the largest second-hand bookshops in Britain, come back and relax at Alndyke Cottages. Both cottages sleep up to 6 people and consist of a sitting room with original Inglenook fire place and wood burner stove, kitchen furnished with all mod cons, three bedrooms, bathroom and downstairs toilet with wash basin. Each cottage has car parking, garden with picnic table and BBQ. Please visit website for full details. Electricity, wood, coal and welcome pack included. B&B available in farmhouse.

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COLUMN VIEW ALNWICK

Mrs Laura Davison, Alndyke Farm, Alnmouth Road, Alnwick NE66 3PB T: 01665 510252 E: laura@alndyke.co.uk

Luxurious ground floor apartment in Victorian townhouse. Private garden/patio. Two minutes walk from town, castle, garden, Barter Books. Highly praised. Mr and Mrs P Agan, Column View, 2 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1PP T: 01665 602378 M: 07851 064 144 E: philip.agan@hotmail.co.uk

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Comfortable Edwardian end terrace house in Alnwick. Convenient for restaurants & public transport. 5 minutes walk Barter Books & 15 minutes to Leisure Centre. Well equipped kitchen, large living/dining room. One double, one twin bedroom. Downstairs bathroom. Private, secure patio at rear. Children 4 & over welcome. No smokers or pets. Mrs Margaret McGregor, Broome Hill Farm, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2BA T: 01665 574460 E: margaret@broomehillfarm.co.uk

www.hollyhocksalnwick.co.uk PER WEEK £300 min - £520 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4

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Relax and enjoy fantastic panoramic views from this cosy comfortable cottage only four miles west of historical Alnwick. Ideal base for exploring coast and hills. One double and one twin bedroom. Double glazed and all on one level. Safe south facing garden. Patio furniture. Children aged 2 and over very welcome. Sorry no smokers or pets. Mrs Margaret McGregor, Broome Hill Farm, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2BA T: 01665 574460 E: margaret@broomehillfarm.co.uk

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LINK HOUSE FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGES ALNWICK

Located between the popular fishing villages of Craster & Beadnell, our farm consists of 13 individual converted cottages (2 to 4 bedroom) and a timber lodge. Each property is completely self contained and all equipped to a high standard with their own garden area and seating. We also have a large adventure play ground and football area. The cottages are only yards from the NT dunes and long sandy beaches, a perfect base to tour the ancient castles, market towns, try a walk along the coastal paths or in the National Park. Ideal for families, couples, walkers, cyclists and bird watchers or for those who deserve and crave a peaceful holiday on our beautiful picturesque coastline. Also an excellent winter treat. Major credit/debit cards accepted online.

LOW STEADS HOLIDAY COTTAGES LONGHOUGHTON

Spacious farm cottages on Northumberland coast. Two beautiful beaches a short walk away. Well equipped and comfortable accommodation. One cottage suitable for wheelchair access. Ample parking, gardens and wood burning stoves. Ideal for families, walkers or those who want to relax in peaceful surroundings. Dogs by arrangement. Mrs Margaret Forsyth, Low Steads, Longhoughton, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3AL T: 01665 577227

www.lowsteads.co.uk PER WEEK: £300 min - £640 max UNITS: 4 SLEEPS: 1- 6

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Mrs Kathleen Thompson, Link House Farm, Newton by the Sea, Alnwick NE66 3ED T: 01665 576820 M: 07912 188 396 E: stay@linkhousefarm.co.uk

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OLD BARNS FARMHOUSE HOLIDAY COTTAGE WARKWORTH

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Comfortable Grade II listed cottage in historic Warkworth. Fantastic coastal view, private garden. Central location for exploring Northumberland. Mrs Jane Wilkes, Old Barns Farmhouse Holiday Cottage, Morwick Road, Warkworth, Morpeth NE65 0TH T: 01665 713427 E: jane.wilkes@virgin.net

Set in scenic countryside, Lumbylaw Farm (organic cattle and sheep) is equidistant between Alnwick and Rothbury. Delightful detached stone cottages - one with two bathrooms. Walk in grounds to medieval Edlingham Castle and Victorian five-arch disused railway viaduct over valley. Perfect location to explore Northumberland both coastal and inland. Sorry no pets. Lumbylaw Farm, Edlingham, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2BW T: 01665 574277 E: holidays@lumbylaw.co.uk

www.lumbylaw.co.uk PER WEEK: £236 min - £849 max UNITS: 2 SLEEPS: 1 - 6

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SEAWINDS NEWTON-BY-THE-SEA Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac only a minute’s walk from a beautiful sandy beach, this cottage is a real gem and an ideal location for a family break. Mrs J Leiper, Bygate, Black Heddon, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0JJ T: 01661 881506 M: 07720 051 201 E: stay@seawinds-lownewton.co.uk

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Situated in the picturesque coastal village of Craster. Relax in Rock Ville's sunlounge overlooking the spacious garden with uninterrupted panoramic sea views watching for seals,dolphins and seabirds. In addition our two pine lodges beside a stream amongst willow trees are a haven for garden birds 1min from the harbour. Special offers available.

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Mr Michael Robson, 19 Heugh Road, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3TJ T: 01665 576 286 E: info@crasterholidays.co.uk

Mrs Maureen Mason, 10 Prudhoe Street, Alnwick NE66 1UW T: 01665 603393 E: info@stonecrop-alwinton.com

www.crasterholidays.co.uk PER WEEK £310 min - £979 max UNITS: 3 SLEEPS: 1-7

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This fabulous cottage has been skilfully created from a stone granary and enjoys stunning views of the Coquet Valley.

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HOWICK

Mrs Di Spark, Howick Estate Office, Alnwick NE66 3LB T: 01665 577285 E: estateoffice@howickuk.com

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Alnwick Coast & Country Accommodation

A free pass to Howick Hall Gardens and the lovely woodland walks on Howick Estate come with this superb listed building - once the village school. Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle are a short walk away on the nearby coastal path where you can enjoy bird life, wild flowers and spectacular views. The site is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

SHEPHERD'S COTTAGE NEWTON-BY-THE-SEA

A superbly situated coastal cottage in an idyllic location with large garden, parking and stunning views towards Dunstanburgh Castle. Five minute walk from the golden sands of Embleton Bay and ten to Embleton golf course. Ideal for families, couples or groups. Perfect for lovers of outdoor pursuits or a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Mrs Debbie Jackman, 1 St Mary's Cottage, Newton-by-the-Sea, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3EN T: 01665 576553 E: enquiries@dunstansteads.co.uk

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Quality self catering cottages in Amble 'the friendliest port'. These stone built 19th century cottages lie in a peaceful area within strolling distance of the harbour, marina and restored pier. Close to award winning beaches. They make a comfortable and relaxing base for exploring Northumberland in any season of the year. Mrs Lynne Gray, 17 West Avenue, Amble, NE65 0PD T: 01665 711737 E: djgray147@btinternet.com

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HAREHOPE ESTATE EGLINGHAM Wonderful walking/horse riding and carriage driving from the doorstep of two idyllic, secluded, riverside cottages.

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Anvil Cottage in Embleton, on the Northumberland coast, with some of the most beautiful unspoilt coastline in the country. Mr G Skipper, 6 Merton Cottages Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3XL T/F: 01665 603502 or 01665 576362 E: skipphoto@hotmail.co.uk

A quaint cottage, full of character with a cosy open fire. Families, cyclists, walkers and golfers welcolme. Prices include electricity and bed linen. Mrs Ella Unwin, Blue Bell Inn, W T Stead Road, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UP T: 01665 576573 PER WEEK: £290 min - £510 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4

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Two superbly situated cottages at Low Newton by the Sea with outstanding coastal views overlooking Embleton Bay to Dunstanburgh Castle. Each unit has 2 bedrooms sleeping 5 people. Mrs Alison Cottam, 13 St Georges Crescent, Monkseaton, Tyne & Wear NE25 8BJ T: 0191 251 2506 E: coastguardcottages@hotmail.com

Ms Ali Wrangham, Harehope Hall, Alnwick NE66 2DP T: 01668 217329 M: 07970 857603 E: aliwrangham@btconnect.com PER WEEK: £300 min - £1000 max UNITS: 2 SLEEPS: 10

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Alnwick Coast & Country Accommodation

A bungalow situated on the outskirts of Alnwick in a secluded position down a private drive, there is accommodation for five people. Mrs Val Greene, 68 Church Lane, Kirkby La Thorpe, Sleaford, Alnwick, NG34 9NU T: 01529 413148 E: val.greene@btinternet.com PER WEEK: £220 min - £420 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 5 J7

Our Coastguard's Cottage in Low Newton-by-the-Sea has views of Dunstanburgh Castle and the beach. Comfortable and warm. 3 double bedrooms. Open fire. Glorious walks. Birdwatching. 200 metres to the beach. Fully equipped. Separate sitting room and a downstairs cloakroom. Three excellent golf courses nearby. Susan Jarratt T: 01242 517 772 M: 07971 268 566 E: susanmjarratt@hotmail.com PER WEEK: £400 min - £650 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 6

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Two quality properties offering luxury and character. South-west gardens, great emphasis on providing comfort in tastefully furnished and equipped holiday homes. Fantastic views across Embleton Bay. Ideal for golfers, walkers and cyclists. Prices include heating and electricity. Enjoy a warm welcome from our family run business. Mr Chris and Sue Seal, 1 Westfield, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4YE T: 0191 2856930 M: 07711 066 584 E: seal@northumbrian-holiday-cottages.co.uk

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This charming single storey cottage is set in a peaceful pretty garden in the heart of old Alnwick. It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle yet within easy walking distance of the castle, gardens and the town centre. Alnwick castle and garden are just metres away and it is an easy two minute walk to the town centre where the theatre, shops, restaurants and markets have something for all ages. It’s a gentle two minute stroll to Hulne Park for peaceful countryside walks plus the banks of the river Aln and pastures are almost on the doorstep. This well located cottage is ideal to explore Alnwick and discover its special places or the perfect spot to simply relax.

Two spacious, comfortable and well equipped stone cottages situated 1 mile from Craster and the coast. Immaculate throughout. No smoking. Private parking. Ideal location for walking, birdwatching, cycling, touring the area. Superb clean beaches, numerous coastal footpaths to be explored. Within walking distance of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Mrs Josie Jamieson, Nightingale Cottage, Braeside, Old Swarland Morpeth NE65 9HZ T: 01670 787487 M:07749 045057 E: enquiries@jjcottages.co.uk

Mrs R Davidson, Proctors Stead, Dunstan, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TF T: 01665 576613 E: enquiries@proctorsstead.co.uk

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Rothbury and Coquetdale Stunning views looking over Rothbury from Simonside. (Mario Czekirda)

Rich in history, the beautiful Coquet Valley was prime pillaging ground for bands of Border Reivers. Quieter now, the town of Rothbury has traditional shops and cozy country pubs. Nearby the marvel of Victorian ingenuity, Cragside House celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Perfect for a picnic are Edlingham Castle and Brinkburn Priory, where you’re also likely to see interesting wildlife.

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Cragside house (National Trust)

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TOSSON TOWER FARM ROTHBURY Guest comments that say it all! "Excellent accommodation in perfect quiet location with fantastic views". "Rooms are beautifully furnished - delicious breakfasts". "By far the best B and B ever"! "The perfect place for a truly relaxing holiday". See more guests' comments on Trip Advisor. Recommended by The Guardian Travel reporter. Five Star Gold Award winning farmhouse and barn conversion with stunning views from all rooms over the Coquet Valley and Cheviot Hills. Ensuite bedrooms are traditional and elegant combining antique with a modern twist. Luxurious king size beds, goose down duvets, plump pillows and soft towels to assure you of a good night’s sleep far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Breakfasting in our garden room with panoramic views is a lavish affair with an emphasis on fresh local produce. Guest lounges, gardens, car park, private fishing. Central location for exploring coast and countryside. Good restaurants and pubs nearby.

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Mrs A Foggin, Tosson Tower Farm, Rothbury, Northumberland NE65 7NW T: 01669 620228 E: stay@tossontowerfarm.com

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Charismatic 200 year olde-worlde cottage with beautifully appointed bedrooms. Relax and savour our superb choice of breakfasts all using local produce. Mrs Joan Telford, Farm Cottage Guest House, Thropton, Rothbury NE65 7NA T: 01669 620831 E: joan@farmcottageguesthouse.co.uk

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SOUTH FARM WINGATES Relax in our traditonal farmhouse with spacious ensuite bedrooms in the pretty hamlet of Wingates. Ideally situated for exploring our beautiful Northumbrian countryside and coastline. Mrs Margaret Cuthbert, Longhorsley, Morpeth NE65 8RW T: 01670 788562 E: stay@southfarmwingates.co.uk

FIVE STARS GOLD AWARD Georgian farmhouse on livestock farm. Relax in beautifully appointed spacious en-suite bedrooms with superb views over open countryside. Delicious AGA cooked breakfasts using local produce. Ideally located for visiting Northumberland's many attractions including Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Cragside and Wallington. Mrs Susan Aynsley, Lee Farm, Rothbury NE65 8JQ T/F: 01665 570257 M: 07801 868390 E: enqs@leefarm.co.uk

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Katerina’s is ideally situated for the amenities of pretty Rothbury Village, the beautiful countryside of the Coquet Valley,Northumberland National Park, Lindisfarne, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Cragside House and the Scottish Borders.

A family run Inn in the centre of the village with 7 en-suite rooms and great food in a lovely restaurant. A friendly relaxed atmosphere, helpful staff and cask marque real ales in the bar complement the comfortable rooms with hospitality trays and flat screen tvs. GUEST LOUNGE. POOL ROOM. FREE PRIVATE PARKING. FREE WIFI.

Miss Teresa Wilson, Townfoot, Rothbury NE65 7SR T: 01669 620470 E: enqs@queensheadrothbury.com

We offer wide and interesting menus, both for breakfast and our optional (licensed) evening meals – see our own website for menu details. Stay two nights and save £4 per room, per night, three and save £8 - or six and save £10! Mrs Cathryn Mills, Katerinas Guest House, Sun Buildings, High Street, Rothbury, Morpeth NE65 7TQ T: 01669 620691 E: ian.mills6@btopenworld.com

www.katerinasguesthouse.co.uk

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Once part of an historic Coaching Inn, Katerina’s now has three lovely en-suite bedrooms, decorated and colour co-ordinated to enhance their individual character. Some have original fireplaces and beamed ceilings, all have 4-poster beds, TV, superbly stocked tea-tray, mini-fridge and many extra touches for your enjoyment.

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Enjoy warm hospitality at our 600 acre working farm set in peaceful scenic countryside opposite Cragside and within walking distance of Rothbury. Mrs June Taylor, Wagtail Farm, Rothbury NE65 7PL T: 01669 620367 E: wagtail@tinyworld.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £35.00 min – £35.00 max ROOMS: 2D 2ES

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CLERVAUX COTTAGE ROTHBURY

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Rothbury & Coquetdale Accommodation

April Cottage is a recently renovated, well-equipped, attractive stone-built two bedroomed cottage close to the heart of Rothbury. Short breaks available. Mrs K J Biggers, Hope Lodge, Hope Terrace, Alnwick NE66 1AJ T: 01665 603233 M: 07766 646 211 E: biggers.alnwick@tiscali.co.uk

Comfortable historic well-equipped cottage in stunning location. Ensuite to master bedroom. Linen/towels provided. Short Breaks available. Pets welcome. Mrs Kathryn Reynalds, Kyloe, Hillside West, Rothbury, Northumberland NE65 7YN T: 01669 620784 E: clervaux.rothbury@hotmail.co.uk

www.april-cottage-rothbury.com

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Three character cottages set in the picturesque village of Rothbury. Ideal for all types of country lovers.

Located within Northumberland National Park and nestling between the awesome splendour of the Upper Coquet Valley & Cheviot Hills. This cosy cottage is surrounded by stunning views. Furnished & equipped to a very high standard. Log fire and lovely country garden. A very special place to relax and unwind, a walker’s paradise. Mrs D Straughan, Bedlington Lane Farm, Bedlington Northumberland NE22 6AA T: 01670 823042 F: 01670 827230 E: stay@fellsidecottcheviots.co.uk

Mr Graham Lockwood, 16 Simonside View, Rothbury NE65 7YQ T: 01669 620683 E: grahamlockwood@btinternet.com

www.fellsidecottcheviots.co.uk PER WEEK £225 min - £450 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 3 (+ Cot )

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TOSSON TOWER FARM ROTHBURY

“What a fantastic view” – the most frequent comment we hear! See pheasants, rabbits, deer, red squirrels and more in an idyllic rural setting. Cottages furnished to a high standard with enclosed garden & parking. Excellent walking, touring and cycling area. Good selection of bars and restaurants near by. Private fishing (trout and salmon). Near Rothbury Golf Course, Cragside, Wallington Hall, Alnwick Castle, The Alnwick Garden and Tree House. Central location for coast and countryside. See website for prices and availability. 3 cottages: 2 sleeping 2 to 6 people, 1 sleeping 2 to 8. FREE WI-FI. Cards taken. Bed and breakfast is also available in the farm house. Mrs A Foggin, Tosson Tower Farm, Rothbury, Northumberland NE65 7NW T: 01669 620228 E: stay@tossontowerfarm.com

www.tossontowerfarm.com PER WEEK: £275 min - £825 max UNITS: 3 SLEEPS: 20

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Sycamore Gap, Hadrian's Wall (Mario Czekirda)

New museums at Housesteads and the Roman Army Museum now give a fascinating insight into what life was like on Rome’s most northerly frontier 1800 years ago. Attempt the Hadrian’s Wall Path, or opt for a shorter walk in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Allen Valley is a hidden gem set in spectacular and tranquil countryside.

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LANGLEY CASTLE HOTEL LANGLEY ON TYNE

A genuine 14th Century castle set in a 12-acre woodland estate. All guest bed chambers have private facilities, some of which boast window seats set into 7ft-thick walls, sauna, spa bath and 4-poster beds. Castleview and Castleview Lodge, converted Grade I Listed buildings within the grounds offer additional guest rooms with stunning views up to the main castle. The magnificent drawing room, with blazing log fire, traceries and stained glass, complement the intimate nature of the Josephine Restaurant, awarded two AA Rosettes. The food served in the restaurant makes the most of fresh, local produce, with fish and game a speciality.

Close to Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland National Park, Matfen Hall occupies an idyllic rural location in the charming village of Matfen and is set amongst 300 acres of parkland. The hotel boasts a fine dining restaurant, awarded 2 AA rosettes, a superb golf course, spa, award winning leisure club, conferencing facilities and outdoor activity centre. Matfen Hall, Matfen NE20 0RH T: 01661 886500 E: info@matfenhall.com

www.matfenhall.com PRPN: (B&B) £79 min – £215 max ROOMS: 2S 26D 25T 7F 53ES

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www.langleycastle.com PPPN: (B&B) £77.50 min – £139.50 max ROOMS: 14D 5T 5F 3S 27ES

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The Hadrian Hotel is a 19th Century family run Inn located close to Hadrian’s Wall, approx 600yards from the Hadrian Walk Path, a cosy pub and restaurant in the midst of Hadrian’s Wall country. Open fires and views of the tranquil countryside. Food is served all day in the main bar and in our restaurant at lunch and dinner. Pool, darts, dominoes, TV. The Hadrian Hotel, Wall, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4EE T: 01434 681232 E: hadrianhotelwall@gmail.com

www.hotel-hadrians-wall.com PPPN: (B&B) £45 min – £58 max ROOMS: 2D 4T 4ES

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Serviced Accommodation - (B&Bs, Guest Houses and Farmhouses)

www.ovingtonhouse.co.uk

www.2thecrofts.co.uk

PPPN: (B&B) £37.50 min – £45 max ROOMS: 2D 1T 3ES

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BROOMSHAW HILL FARM HALTWHISTLE Comfortable, peaceful B&B in idyllic setting 1 mile from Hadrian's Wall. Lovely ensuite rooms.Locally sourced breakfast. Ideal walking and cycling base.

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Perfect location 1 mile south of Hadrian's Wall with spectacular views. Relax and enjoy farmhouse hospitality & locally sourced breakfast. Mrs Sandie Gibson, Carr Edge Farm, Newbrough, Hexham NE47 5EA T: 01434 674788 M: 07789 752 517 E: stay@carredge.co.uk

Mrs Anne Stark, Broomshaw Hill Farm, Willia Rd, Haltwhistle NE49 9NP T: 01434 321775 M: 07854 537 617 E: broomshaw@hotmail.co.uk

www.broomshaw.co.uk

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COACH HOUSE BARDON MILL Friendly, family run B&B. Ground and first floor self-contained bedrooms in beautiful garden annexe. Great food. Stunning Hadrian's Wall country.

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Mrs Carole Hall, Southview, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7HZ T: 01434 344779 E: mail@bardonmillcoachhouse.co.uk

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PRIORFIELD B&B CORBRIDGE Edwardian house, elegant ensuite rooms garden views. Short walk to historic village. Off road parking. Peaceful location. Hearty breakfast. Open all year. Mrs Jill Steenberg, Priorfield, Hippingstones Lane, Corbridge,NE45 5JP T: 01434 633179 M: 07860 962448 E: nsteenberg@btinternet.com

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BUSH NOOK GUEST HOUSE BRAMPTON

Bush Nook Guest House situated within the wonderful Hadrian’s Wall countryside, overlooking Birdoswald Roman Fort and the River Irthing valley at Gilsland, with panoramic views east to Northumberland National Park, Kielder Forest and north over the “debatable land” of Reiver history to the Scottish Lowlands.

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A comfortable B&B close to the centre of Corbridge, rail/bus links. Special facilities for walkers, cyclists and tourists. Mrs Tove Brown, Fellcroft B&B, Station Road, Corbridge NE45 5AY T: 01434 632384 E: tove@fellcroft.co.uk

The area around Bush Nook has numerous opportunities to be active, with excellent walking and cycling routes to suit all abilities. Likewise the openness of the countryside, peacefulness and fresh air enable those wishing to have a restful holiday to be equally contented. Quote BBNT2013 for 5% discount on rates. Mr Malcolm Redman, Bush Nook, Upper Denton, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7AF T: 01697 747194 M: 07920 842 253 E: info@bushnook.co.uk

www.bushnook.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £35 min – £50 max ROOMS: 1S 3D 2T 1F 1SU 7ES

www.fellcroftbandb.com PPPN: (B&B) £32.50 min – £45 max ROOMS: 1S 1D 1T 1ES

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Experience the wildness, the freshness and two millennia of history.

www.bedandbreakfastanickgrange.co.uk

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Experience warm Northumbrian hospitality at Anick Grange Farm, our 17thC farmhouse on a working farm. Comfortable beds, spacious rooms with en-suite facilities. We have open views of the Tyne Valley situated 1 mile north east of Hexham just off the A69 in the heart of Hadrians Wall country. Open Mid-March to End-September. Mrs Julie Dixon, Anick Grange Farm, Hexham NE464LP T: 01434 603807 M:07712 418945 E: enquiries@bedandbreakfastanickgrange.co.uk

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Spacious Victorian home on edge of historic Corbridge with excellent Aga breakfasts featuring local produce. Cyclists and walkers most welcome. Mrs Liz Hagger, 2 The Crofts, Newcastle Road, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5LW T: 01434 633046 E: welcome@2thecrofts.co.uk

Elegant Georgian country house in peaceful location. Ideal for touring Hadrian’s Wall and North East. Beautifully furnished ensuite bedrooms. Mrs Lynne Moffitt, Ovington, Prudhoe NE42 6DH T: 01661 832442 E: stay@ovingtonhouse.co.uk

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Serviced Accommodation - (B&Bs, Guest Houses and Farmhouses) HALLBARNS B&B SIMONBURN Luxury farmhouse accommodation on a working farm. Easy access for Hadrian's Wall, Kielder, the Scottish Borders and the unspoilt Northumberland coast.

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www.hallbarns-simonburn.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £35 min – £50 max ROOMS: 1D 2T 1F 4ES

Traditional Northumbrian barn conversion in the beautiful Allen Valley hills. Fantastic views to Hadrian's Wall. Comfortable rooms, all en-suite. Mrs Caroline MacLean, High Keenley Fell Farm, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9NU T: 01434 618344 E: camaclean@btinternet.com

www.highkeenleyfarm.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £30 min – £35 max ROOMS: 2D 1T 3ES

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Mrs Margaret Locke, Hallbarns Bed & Breakfast, Hallbarns, Simonburn, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3AQ T: 01434 681419 M: 07788 998 959 E: enquiries@hallbarns-simonburn.co.uk

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HIGH REINS HEXHAM Quiet residential area close to open countryside and golf course. All rooms with full en-suite bathroom. Self catering apartment also available. Mrs Jan Walton, High Reins, Leazes Lane, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3AT T: 01434 603590 M: 07720 052 906 E: pwalton@highreins.co.uk

www.highreins.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £35 min – £39 max ROOMS: 1S 2D 1T 4ES

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Standing on the line of Hadrian's Wall and built of Wall stone, Holmhead offers a quiet location by the Tipalt burn, right next to Thirlwall Castle. Rooms have great views of the castle or North Pennines AONB. Self catering cottage and camping barn accommodation also available. Directly on Hadrian's Wall Path and Pennine Way trail.

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Mrs Judy Clark, Holmhead Guest House, Hadrians Wall, Greenhead, Northumberland CA8 7HY T: 016977 47402 E: holmhead@forestbarn.com

www.bandbhadrianswall.com PPPN: (B&B) £32.50 min – £50 max ROOMS: 2D 2T 4ES

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LOCKSLEY B&B STOCKSFIELD

SERVICED ACCOMMODATION ON BOO LI K NE

Warm welcome awaits in our comfortable home, lovely gardens. Ideally situated in Tyne Valley. Bronze winner North East Tourism Awards 2007. Mrs Josie Sandford, Locksley B&B, 45 Meadowfield Road, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7PY, T: 01661 844778 M: 07791 784 090, E: josie@locksleybedandbreakfast.co.uk

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THE RED LION NEWBROUGH

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Our carefully modernised accommodation provides a luxurious retreat in handsome surroundings with log burning fires and freshly cooked food.

Mr Rob Harris, The Duke of Wellington Inn, Newton, Northumberland NE43 7UL T: 01661 844446 E: info@thedukeofwellingtoninn.co.uk

Mrs Susan Smith, Stanegate Road, Newbrough, Hexham NE47 5AR T: 01434 674226 E: redlionnewbrough@hotmail.co.uk

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www.thedukeofwellingtoninn.co.uk

www.redlionnewbrough.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £30 min – £45 max ROOMS: 5D 4ES

The Duke of Wellington Inn is located in the village of Newton close to Corbridge, Hadrians Wall and Hexham. The inn has recently reopened following an extensive refurbishment. The décor reflects the traditional country inn history but with a modern twist. Existing oak and stone has been enhanced with modern colours, furniture and fabrics. Lunches and dinners are served seven days a week in the bar and dining room. The food provides traditional British comfort eating to an exceptional standard and makes use of local, seasonal ingredients. A comprehensive range of beers and ales compliments an extensive wine list. The inn experience continues with seven bedrooms providing a very high quality of accommodation.

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WORMALD HOUSE WYLAM

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Pleasant country house in attractive village. Only 1/2 mile from Hadrian’s Wall National Trail and adjacent to Hadrian’s cycle way. Mr & Mrs JR Craven, Wormald House Main Street, Wylam, Northumberland NE41 8DN T/F: 01661 852529 E: angelacraven@btconnect.com

www.wormaldhouse.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £31 min – £35 max ROOMS: 2D 1T 3ES

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THE HAYES B&B CORBRIDGE

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Guest accommodation in large late 19th century country house with splendid views Easy access to Hadrian’s Wall. Family run. WiFi available. Mrs M J Matthews, The Hayes, Newcastle Road, Corbridge NE45 5LP T/F: 01434 632010 E: ctmm18@gmail.com

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CLOVER HILL FARM BRAMPTON

Hadrian’s Wall & North Pennines Accommodation

Newly renovated (2010) to a very high standard, this stone and slate farm cottage sits in a moorland location with stunning views. Mr John Errington, Clover Hill Farm, Lambley, Halton Lea Gate, Brampton CA8 7NF T: 07834068316 E: erringtonfarms@live.com

www.cloverhillcumbria.co.uk PER WEEK: £390 min - £490 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4 B14

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Mrs Marilyn Framrose, Old Church Cottage, Chollerton, Hexham NE46 4TF T: 01434 681930 E: mframrose@chollerton-oldchurch.co.uk

www.chollerton-oldchurch.co.uk PER WEEK £210 min - £595 max UNITS: 3 SLEEPS: 1x5 1x4 1x2

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Cosy barn conversion nestled in Hadrian's Wall country commanding spectacular views. Ideal base for walking & cycling. Wheelchair accessible. Mr Dave Armstrong, Grindon Farm, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, NE47 6NQ T: 01434 684273 M: 07732 911007 E: dave@grindonfarm.co.uk

www.grindonfarm.co.uk

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APPLETREE COTTAGE OVINGTON

SELF CATERING

GRINDON FARM HEXHAM

ON BOO LI K NE

Situated between Heavenfield and Paradise, 2 miles from Hadrian’s Wall, these 3 stone cottages with beamed ceilings are set in lovely gardens with open views over beautiful countryside. Close to Hexham we are convenient for Newcastle, Carlisle, Alnwick and the Scottish Borders. Kirkend sleeps 5, Lonnenend 4 and the Stable 2 people. Monday and Friday changeover.

PER WEEK £315 min - £640 max UNITS: 2 SLEEPS: 1x4/5 1x6/7

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APRIL COTTAGE CORBRIDGE Comfortable cottage,enclosed garden. Centre of historic Corbridge, interesting village shops. Ideal for Hadrian's Wall, Kielder, Alnwick & Coast. 21 Woodland Close, Chelford, Cheshire SK11 9BZ T: 01625 861718 M: 07808 612 548 E: peterandkatedean@btinternet.com

www.aprilcottagecorbridge.co.uk PER WEEK: £350 min - £460 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 5 F13

Relax and enjoy warm Northumbrian hospitality at Appletree Cottage. Traditional stone cottage facing south with garden and parking spaces. One mile from A69 Newcastle-Carlisle trunk road. Good base for visiting Hadrian's Wall, Vindolanda, Hexham, Corbridge, The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle. Mrs Lesley Rowell, Ovington Hall Farm, Ovington, Northumberland, NE42 6ED T: 01661 832355 E: lesley@appletree-cottage.net

www.appletree-cottage.net PER WEEK: £275 min - £375 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4

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BRAEMAR HAYDON BRIDGE Delightful bungalow in friendly village. Ideal location for visiting Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, Kielder Water, Metro Centre, Durham, Carlisle, Lakes and Scotland. Mrs Cynthia Bradley, Edenholme, John Martin Street, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland NE47 6AA T: 01434 684622 M: 07949 369 222 E: edenholme@btinternet.com

www.edenholme.co.uk

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GIBBS HILL FARM COTTAGES BARDON MILL

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FELL VIEW COTTAGE SPARTY LEA

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Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with unrestricted views of the wonderful Allendale Valley in Northumberland, voted the most tranquil county in the UK. The cottage has been rebuilt using the original stones to create a traditional Northumberland cottage to the highest standard possible..

Superb award-winning stone cottages on 17th century working farm on Hadrian’s Wall, recently refurbished to the highest standard. Log fires, peaceful, breathtaking views, walking, private fishing on pretty lake, birdwatching. Ideal central base for Hadrian’s Wall trail. Five minutes to main Roman sites, day trips to the Lakes, Holy Island and Scotland.

Mr C Verne-Jones, 69 Buckinghamshire Road, Belmont, Durham DH1 2BE T: 0191 386 9045 E: info@fellviewcottage.co.uk

Mrs Gibson, Gibbs Hill Farm, Once Brewed, Bardon Mill, Hexham Northumberland NE47 7AP T/F: 01434 344030 E: val@gibbshillfarm.co.uk

www.fellviewcottage.co.uk

www.gibbshillfarm.co.uk

PER WEEK: £495 min - £790 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 7

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KELLAH FARM COTTAGES HALTWHISTLE

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MOORGAIR COTTAGE SLALEY Superb cottage with every convenience to make your holiday stress free and enjoyable. Small working farm, home of Moorgair Alpacas.

Hadrian’s Wall & North Pennines Accommodation

Mrs V Ridley, Moorgair, Slaley Hexham, Northumberland NE47 0AN T: 01434 673473 M: 07425 160446 E: moorgair@btinternet.com

www.moorgair.co.uk PER WEEK £250 min - £390 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 5 ON BOO LI K NE

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Kellah has been farmed by our family since 1849; Experience life on a working farm. Kellah is an Ideal base for Hadrian's Wall, touring and walking in the North and South Tyne valleys. The comfortable self catering cottages have central heating, open fires and walled gardens. Pets are welcomed by arrangement. B&B is also available.

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ROSES BOWER LODGE WARK

Mrs Lesley Teasdale, Kellah Farm Cottages, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0JL T: 01434 320816 M: 07751 882122 E: stay@kellah.co.uk

www.kellah.co.uk PER WEEK: £290 min - £420 max UNITS: 2 SLEEPS: 6

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ROWAN COTTAGE CAWBURN Attractive converted barn on a peaceful farm location. Well equipped and comfortable with cosy open fire and private garden. Short Breaks available.

Situated on a working sheep farm with stunning views over the beautiful Warks Burn, within the Northumberland National Park. Enjoy the Lodge, a recently modernised cosy cottage. Visit the 'Long Drop' and stroll past the old farm bastle. Enjoy the flora, fauna, and abundant wildlife. Susan and Lewis Watson, Roses Bower Farm, Wark NE48 3DX T: 01434 230779 M: 07710 995 966 E: info@roses-bower.co.uk

Mrs M Swallow, High Edges Green, Cawburn, Haltwhistle NE49 9PP T: 01434 320352 E: enquiry@rowan-cottage.org.uk

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THE HAYES CORBRIDGE Two stone cottages converted from former stables, set in a small courtyard in spacious grounds of large country house. Wifi available. Mrs M J Matthews, The Hayes Newcastle Road, Corbridge NE45 5LP T/F: 01434 632010 E: ctmm18@gmail.com

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WEST FELL COTTAGE CORBRIDGE On a small private estate, this 2 bedroomed farm cottage enjoys a unique position amongst this beautiful area. Nearby is Dilston Castle with Corbridge, Hexham and the Roman Wall a short drive away. Mrs Joan Smith, West Fell House, Ladycutter Lane, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5RZ T: 01434 632044 E: westfell@hotmail.co.uk

www.hayes-corbridge.co.uk PER WEEK: £305 min - £500 max UNITS: 2 SLEEPS: 5

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HOUGHTON NORTH FARM HEDDON-ON-THE-WALL

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Spacious and modern situated in beautiful countryside right on the Heritage trail. We provide high quality accommodation for visitors and walkers. Mrs Paula Laws, Houghton North Farm, Heddon-on-the-Wall NE15 0EZ T: 01661 854364 E: wjlaws@btconnect.com

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Our family run site set in a beautifully idyllic location close to Hadrian’s Wall and the town of Haltwhistle. Excellent facilities for tourers, campers and wigwamers await you including the underfloor heated amenities block, sauna, cycle storage, licensed take away cafe, bar, laundry room, drying room, kids play area, alpacas, guinea pigs and more!

POPLARS RIVERSIDE CARAVAN PARK HAYDON BRIDGE

Mr Steve Dunwell, Shield Hill, Haltwhistle NE49 9NW T: 01434 320175 E: info@herdinghillfarm.co.uk

Mrs Norma Pattison, Poplars Riverside Caravan Park, East Lands End, Haydon Bridge NE47 6BY T: 01434 684427 E: normapattison@supanet.com

www.herdinghillfarm.co.uk PER NIGHT: £12 min – £26 max (Tents 26, Wigwams 8, Touring 22, Luxury Bunkhouse 1)

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Kielder and Redesdale Kielder Water & Forest Park (Alan McPhail)

Bellingham is the gateway to Kielder Water & Forest Park. Famous for its walking and cycling, and home to the Kielder Observatory, the park boasts the darkest night skies in the country. The wild area of Redesdale offers wonderful fishing and wildlife watching whilst its friendly local pubs serve tasty meals made with fresh local produce.

BERWICK COAST & COUNTRY WOOLER, FORD & ETAL & TILL VALLEY ALNWICK COAST & COUNTRY ROTHBURY & COQUETDALE

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Relax in a quiet and peaceful location. Only one mile from Bellingham and close to Kielder Water and Hadrian's Wall. No children or pets. Mrs Barbara Young, Boat Farm, Bellingham, Hexham NE48 2AR T: 01434 220989 E: info@boatfarm.co.uk

www.boatfarm.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £38 min – £38 max ROOMS: 2D 1T 3ES (Single Occupancy £44)

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Full of character and charm, the Pheasant Inn offers comfortable and stylish ensuite accommodation, a warm welcome and some of the very best home cooking the area has to offer. Set within the Northumberland National Park, the Inn is the perfect retreat where you can relax and enjoy your stay. Mr W Kershaw, Stannersburn, Falstone, By Kielder Water, Northumberland NE48 1DD T/F: 01434 240382 E: stay@thepheasantinn.com

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BURNFOOT HOLIDAY COTTAGES NETHERTON Historic barns recently converted, in a breathtaking location. Award-winning Inn five minutes’ walk, tennis court, wood stoves, children and pets welcome.

ON BOO LI K NE

Mrs Gemma Stienlet, Netherton, Rothbury NE65 7EY T: 0191 2811900 E: stay@burnfootholidaycottages.co.uk

www.burnfootholidaycottages.co.uk PER WEEK: £245 min - £1950 max UNITS: 8 SLEEPS: 46

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A quiet peaceful location one mile from Bellingham on the banks of the N. Tyne. Visit Kielder, Hadrians wall or simply relax by the river. Mrs Barbara Young, Boat Farm, Bellingham NE48 2AR T: 01434 220989 E: info@boatfarm.co.uk

www.boatfarm.co.uk PER WEEK: £265min - £435max UNITS: 2 SLEEPS: 4 & 2+2

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Luxury Scandinavian style lodges on the lakeside of Kielder Water boast panoramic views stretching over the lake and forest. The two and three bedroom lodges are fully equipped and furnished to high standards with private verandas. Views of Kielder Water, ensuite bathrooms and whirlpool baths are available in selected lodges. Also on site is an 83 pitch caravan park for both touring caravans and motor homes. Facilities* on-site include a licensed restaurant and bar, indoor swimming pool and sauna, skating rink, mapping minigolf, children’s play garden, birds of prey centre, wildlife garden, squirrel hide, fishing by bank and boat, fully licensed shop, cycling and walking trails and ferry cruises around the lake. The lodges are a perfect base for nature lovers, explorers, walkers, cyclists, artists, families … anyone looking to escape, set their own agenda and create new experiences in Kielder Water & Forest Park.

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*Some facilities are seasonal. Please check when booking.

Kielder Lodges, Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Hexham NE48 1BT T: 01434 251000 E: kielder.holidays@nwl.co.uk

www.nwl.co.uk/kielder PER WEEK: £349 min - £1165 max UNITS: 32 SLEEPS: 4 - 6 (depending on which lodge you stay in)

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Comfortable stone cottage in centre of village in unspoilt area. Walking, cycling, fishing, shops, pubs, restaurants nearby. Studio apartment also available. Mr Mike Aynsley 73 The Wynd, North Shields NE30 2TD T/F: 0191 280 9578 E: castlehill@hotmail.co.uk

www.castlehillview.co.uk

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PER WEEK £270 min - £375 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4

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LOCK UP MEWS BELLINGHAM Newly refurbished apartment in village centre. Unspoilt area. Walking, cycling, fishing, golf, shops, pubs, restaurants nearby. 2 bed cottage also available. Mr Mike Aynsley, Lock Up Mews, 73 The Wynd, North Shields, NE30 2TD T: 0191 280 9578 E: castlehill@hotmail.co.uk

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www.castlehillview.co.uk

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Character Coach House in Northumberland National Park near Kielder. Original fireplaces, exposed beams, use of Rectory garden and tennis court. Mrs Anne Monroe, Greystead Coach House, Greystead, Tarset, Hexham NE48 1LE T: 01434 240244 E: anne@greysteadrectory.com

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STATION COTTAGE FALSTONE Very comfortable former station waiting room in the heart of Kielder Forest, near Kielder Water. Excellent for walking and cycling. Mrs J Banks, Station House, Falstone, Hexham NE48 1AB T: 01434 240311

PER WEEK: 310 min - £749 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 6

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The campsite and new bunkhouse are both situated on a working farm at the gateway of the Northumberland National Park. Mr R Telfer, Demesne Farm, Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 2BS T: 01434 220258 E: stay@demesnefarmcampsite.co.uk

www.demesnefarmcampsite.co.uk PPPN: £6 min – £17 max TOURING: 6 PITCHES: 24 HOSTEL: 15 D10 ON BOO LI K NE

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Our Five Star family site in the National Park is ideally located for all that Northumberland has to offer. With excellent toilets and showers plus level hard standing or grass pitches all with 16amp electricity. We also have four heated Camping Pods for hire. Bellingham village with it shops, pubs and restaurants is just 15 minutes’ walk and the bus stops at the site entrance. Free Wi-Fi. Non-members are welcome.

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Carole and Barry, Brown Rigg, Bellingham, Hexham NE48 2JY T: 01434 220175 E: Bellingham.site@thefriendlyclub.co.uk

Site details and book online at www.thefriendlyclub.co.uk/bellingham PER NIGHT: £14.97 min - £23.13 max PITCHES: 65

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Isaac’s tea trail Isaac’s Tea Trail is a 36-mile circular trail that starts in Allendale at Isaac's Well and goes over to Nenthead and Alston and returns by Ninebanks (YHA Ninebanks). The route is way marked and has distinctive Isaac signs.

He was also a Methodist like many others and distinctively dressed in black. Over the years Isaac became a familiar figure on his round of deliveries to the isolated farmhouses and remaining households still connected with the mines. He also helped raise money for local charities. As well as Isaac’s Tea Trail, Northumberland is home to other long-distance walks, including St. Oswald’s Way and St. Cuthbert’s Way. See www.visitnorthumberland.com/longwalks

The walk follows the footsteps of the legendary tea seller and fund raiser Isaac Holden. On the trail you will discover glorious dales and cross wild moors with stunning views across the North Pennines. The walk is special because it gently carries you back in time to the 19th century – to the demise of the lead mining industry and the life of a local tea seller. When the lead mining industry collapsed Isaac was forced to find a new way of making a living and so he became a travelling tea seller.

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Morpeth’s lovely boutique shops, cafes and pubs make the town an ideal base for exploring Northumberland. Nearby is the amazing Northumberlandia, a giant man-made human form. Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives, Wallington Hall & Gardens, Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens and Seaton Delaval Hall provide fascinating glimpses of our past, whilst Newbiggin’s Maritime Museum and promenade are ideal for a day at the seaside.

BERWICK COAST & COUNTRY WOOLER, FORD & ETAL & TILL VALLEY ALNWICK COAST & COUNTRY ROTHBURY & COQUETDALE KIELDER & REDESDALE

MORPETH AND SOUTH EAST NORTHUMBERLAND HADRIAN’S WALL & NORTH PENNINES

Belsay Hall (Graeme Peacock)

Newbiggin by the sea (Mario Czekirda)

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Serviced Accommodation NORTHUMBERLAND COTTAGE

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CHEVINGTON MOOR

ON BOO LI K NE

Quality accommodation situated between the old market town of Morpeth and the medieval town of Alnwick allowing access to all attractions.. Mr Ricky Atkinson, Chevington Moor, Morpeth NE61 3BA T: 01670 783339 E: info@northumberland-cottage.co.uk

www.northumberland-cottage.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £35 min – £85 max ROOMS: 1S 2D 1T 4ES

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THE DYKE NEUK INN MELDON For fantastic views, home cooked food, award winning ales and a comfortable night’s sleep, look no further than The Dyke Neuk.

ON BOO LI K NE

The Dyke Neuk Inn, Meldon, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3SL T: 01670 772662 E: thedykeneuk@aol.com

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b Conveniently situated. Clean, homely, superb breakfasts. FREE WiFi. Off street parking with CCTV. Covered area for bikes/motorbikes. Mr Tim Herbert, 40 Bullers Green, Morpeth NE61 1DE T/F: 01670 503195 E:enquiries@cottingburnhouse.co.uk

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A quality assessed Inn offering great food, excellent service and comfortable en suite accommodation from a family with over 35 years experience in the hospitality trade Mrs Kirsty Stevens, The Swan at Choppington, Choppington NE62 5TG T: 01670 826060 E: enquiries@theswanchoppington.co.uk

www.theswanchoppington.co.uk PPPN: (B&B) £22 min – £55 max ROOMS: 6S/D/T/F 6ES

PPPN: (B&B) £25 min – £35 max ROOMS: 1S 1D 2T 2ES

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Serviced Accommodation THE OLD SHIP NEWBIGGIN-BY-THE-SEA

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The Old Ship has stood in the center of Newbiggin bay, overlooking the sea, for over 150 years. Incorporating traditional features with modern needs. Mr Dennis Inglis, 63 Front Street, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea NE64 6NJ T: 01670 817231 E: theoldshipnewbiggin@gmail.com

Morpeth and South East Northumberland

www.theoldshipnewbigginbythesea.org.uk PPPN: (B&B) £24 min – £45 max ROOMS: 5D

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COBLE COTTAGE NEWBIGGIN-BY-THE-SEA Deceptively spacious well equipped 3 bedroomed cottage close to beach. Art Trail, Maritime Centre and Links Golf within village. Much more nearby.

Extremely comfortable, spacious, luxurious 2 beds, great location, in quiet village minutes from Druridge Bay. Indoor Jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub. Mr Joe Evans, The Old Vicarage, Ulgham Village, Morpeth NE61 3AR T: 01670 790225 M: 07963497565 E: joe@ulgham.demon.co.uk

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Ms Eva Hartley, 4a King Georges Road, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, NE64 6HR T: 01670 817029 E: eva@coblecottage.org

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www.coblecottage.org Coble Cottage, Newbiggin by the Sea

PER WEEK £250 min - £500 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 4

PER WEEK: £225 min - £590 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 5 J10

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GRANGEMOOR BARN SCOTS GAP Beautifully converted barn on working farm on River Hart. Spacious, well equipped with panoramic views in central location. Large garden. Short breaks available. Mrs Joanna Walton, Grangemoor Barn, Scots Gap, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4EE T: 01670 774339 E: joanna.walton@homecall.co.uk

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SEA-TON LODGE NEWBIGGIN-BY-THE-SEA Warm welcome at Sea-ton Lodge & House. Quiet, Comfortable, Well equipped, Parking, Arrival Home Teas, Northumberland steeped in history, Roman Forts, Abbeys, Halls, Priory's Cathedrals, Castles. Mrs Mary Dodds, Seaton House, 20 Seaton Avenue, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea NE64 6UX T: 01670 816057 E: marybob.dodds@googlemail.com

www.grangemoorfarmholidays.co.uk PER WEEK £250 min - £700 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 6

PER WEEK: £350 min - £640 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 5

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TAHFAY HOUSE NEWBIGGIN BY THE SEA

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THE OLD TACK ROOM & THE OLD STABLES PONTELAND

Victorian town house offers spacious self-catering accommodation. 5 Bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 people. Just 50m from the sea, 30 mins to Newcastle. Mr Stuart Dodds, 4 Fawdown House Farm, Longhirst, Morpeth NE61 3LQ T: 01670 503597 E: cozydays@tiscali.co.uk

Very cosy converted stable block on owners 200+ acre grassland farm. Half a mile to shops/restaurants. Tennis court gamesroom. No smokers/dogs.

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www.elandfarm.co.uk

PER WEEK: £420 min - £1180 max UNITS: 1 SLEEPS: 10

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Ms Clare Stephenson, Eland Green Farm, North Rd, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 9UR T: 01661 822188 M: 07786 537 424 E: elandgreen@msn.com

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quality and accessibility All the accommodation featured in this guide has been quality assessed by either VisitEngland or The AA, or has recently applied for a rating and is awaiting assessment. Please be aware that ratings may change throughout the year and you are advised to check with the individual accommodation establishment if you have any specific requirements.

National accessible awards scheme The National Accessibility Scheme independently assesses accommodation establishments that care about accessibility. Each has been assessed against a set of demanding criteria: Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Quality scores are given by professional assessors based on every aspect of the experience including the comfort of the beds, the quality of breakfast and dinner and, most importantly, the cleanliness of the accommodation. Gold and Silver awards are given to accommodation providers who ‘go the extra mile’ to make your stay a special one.

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Typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those that may need to use a wheelchair some of the time and can negotiate a maximum of three steps. Independent – Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair and transfers unaided to and from the wheelchair in a seated position. This person may be an independent traveller.

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Welcome to Excellence staff have been trained to provide high levels of service and customer care

Assisted – Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position. This person also requires personal/ mechanical assistance (e.g. carer, hoist).

The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK. Look out for the Welcome logos where accommodation provides extra facilities for walkers and cyclists. The scheme also covers providers of special facilities for pets and families.

For serviced accommodation, there are two separate schemes – one for hotels and one for guest accommodation. Guest accommodation owners have to provide certain additional facilities and services at the higher star levels.

Access Exceptional attained by providing for all levels of mobility impairment listed above with reference to the British Standards BS 8300:2001. This is awarded to establishments that fulfill all the requirements of M1, M2, M3 (A or I) and some additional Best Practice criteria.

Hearing Impairment Minimum entry requirements to meet the National Accessible Standards for guests with hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf. Recommended (Best Practice) additional requirements to meet the National Accessible Standards for guests with hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Complaints If you have any issues that have not been resolved by the proprietor/manager and which you would like to bring to the attention of the assessor body, please write to:

Visual Impairment

For VisitEngland ratings: Quality in Tourism, Security House, Alexandra Way, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8NB E: feedback@visitengland.org For AA ratings: The AA, 15th Floor, Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, RG21 4EA E: customer.service@theAA.com

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