Northumberland Off The Beaten Path

  • As far as I walked
    As far as I walked
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  • Stream entering the beach at Sugar Sands.
    Stream entering the beach at Sugar...
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  • Sand, sea but no surf!
    Sand, sea but no surf!
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Northumberland Off The Beaten Path

  • Beaches Near Boulmer

    Slowly making our way northwards to the Scottish Borders, we stopped off at these secluded beaches for a wander.These include Howdiemont Sands, Sugar Sands and Steel Beach.These can either be accessed on foot from Boulmer or take the road from Longhoughton which is private and a toll is payable(£2 I think.) This road is pretty narrow but once you...

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  • Edlingham Castle

    An interesting ruin now in the hands of English Heritage.John de Edlingham built the Hall House in the 12th c. which was later fortified in 1296 by Sir William Felton when needs arose. Sir William's son decided to improve the domestic side by building on a solar tower and then strengthened it's defences with the gate tower and curtain...

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  • Edlingham Church

    Set just in front of Edlingham Castle, the church occupies a peaceful location, in a quiet, green valley. Off behind, you can see the magnificent 1885 viaduct, now disused and abandoned.St. John the Baptist church was built in 11th c. and is a typical Norman building. The large, square tower was added in 14th c. and was used as a refuge from the...

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  • Prehistoric carvings.

    Northumberland is particularly rich in strangely carved stones. More than 500 of them lie dotted about the landscape, often near known prehistoric settlements or stone circles.Dating from prehistoric times (Neolithic and Bronze Age, in the main) they usually have the type of 'cup and ring' pattern found in other parts of Northern Europe (including...

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  • Etal Village

    Etall is a small village some 10kms south west of Berwick -upon - Tweed in the river Till valley. For a small village there is quite a lot to see and do in the area, from the castle, a light railway, olde worlde pubs, churches and a hall.This really is a sleepy get away from it all country village.

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  • Dunstanburgh castle.

    Built in the 14th century, Dunstanburgh castle lies in a most dramatic position just north of Craster. There's no access by car, but a gentle walk along the cliffs will take you there. It is open in the spring and summer months, but check locally for times. Don't forget to continue your walk to the north, to see the thousands of seabirds which nest...

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  • Craster

    A tiny fishing village with a superb fish shop (Craster kippers are famous). The pub does excellent crab sandwiches. Walk along the cliffs in either direction.....to the north lies Dunstanburgh castle, to the south birds and wildlife. It's best to leave your car in the car park just outside the village, as there's hardly anywhere to park.

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  • Robin Hood's Tree

    If you've seen the movie Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner then you might recognize this pic. One scene of the movie was shot at this tree which was on the hike we took. Start from Steel Rigg or Once Brewed and you'll stumble across it eventually.

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Northumberland Hotels

  • Tillmouth Park Country House Hotel

    Cornhill-On-Tweed, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD12 4UU, u

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Hexham Royal Hotel

    On arrival at this hotel, having paid in full by credit card in advance, we were told there was no...

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  • Tower Restaurant & Accommodation

    Right by the Bondgate, so 'Alnwick central'. Private parking at the rear (steepish drive to get into...

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  • Eshott Hall

    Morpeth, NE65 9EN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Lord Crewe Hotel & Restaurant

    Front Street, Bamburgh, NE69 7BL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Ashcroft Guest House

    Ashcroft Lantys Lonnen, Haltwhistle, NE49 0DA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • St. Cuthbert's House

    192 Main St., North Sunderland, Seahouses, NE68 7UB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Travelodge Blyth A1m

    Moto Service Area, A1(M), Hilltop Roundabout, Blyth, S81 8HG, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Wheatsheaf Hotel

    St. Helens Street, Corbridge, NE455HE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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