Places To Visit


You are spoilt for choice of where to visit in Northumberland. You will need to stay longer! From historic towns, panoramic beaches and castles you won’t know where to start.

Alnwick Gardens

Set in 12 acres of magnificent Gardens Alnwick Gardens is home to the world’s largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard, a Grand Cascade comprising 120 water jets and the worlds largest Treehouse Restaurant.

It’s a great place for families and children to visit and the children can play on the mini diggers and the water fountains.

The Garden is a peaceful and tranquil haven to spend time wandering amongst the Roses, the Ornamental Garden and the Cherry Blossom or enjoying a relaxing moment on the swing seats.

After your stroll you can enjoy a bite to eat in the Potting Shed, The Bakery or The Pavilion Café or for a bit of fine dining you can book into the amazing Treehouse Restaurant.

Barter Books

Barter Books is one of the largest second hand bookshops in Britain and its where the iconic ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster came from. It is located in a refurbished railway station and is such a special place to visit. You can sit next to one of the open fires and read your book, enjoy tea and scone in the café and watch the mini railway overhead. You can exchange books for credit against future purchases. I’m sure you will easily spend a few hours browsing the shelves. Great news too as it is dog friendly.


Described as ‘The friendliest port in England’ – This fishing village is host to excellent seafood restaurants and other eateries such as traditional fish and chips, Italian and award winning Ice cream parlour – Spurrelis.

Colourful pods surrounding the harbour accommodate independent shops and on a Sunday there is the local Amble market.

Coquet Island is situated just a mile off the coast and is a RSPC nature reserve, protecting not only the famous Puffins but the rare Roseate Terns.


Is the most Northerly town in England and is full of unexplored places, hidden courtyards and cobbled alleyways. Steeped in History of the battles between England and Scotland you can walk along the Elizabethan ramparts which gives you a great view of the town and ideas of where to explore. Throughout the year, Berwick hosts festivals such as the Literary and Art Festival and the Food and Fringe Festival.

Ford and Etal

Is one of Northumberland’s best kept secrets and is just over 30 mins drive from Beadnell. Home to the Joicey family for over 100 years, this working estate has fascinating heritage attractions, beautiful countryside to explore, places to eat (The Black Bull is the only thatched roofed pub in England), drink and shop. You can ride the Heatherslaw  team train, stroke a heavy horse, learn how flour is produced at the Heatherslaw cornmill or explore the Victorian schoolroom with walls covered in Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

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Northumberland Zoo

Northumberland Zoo – is a family run zoo and there is 17 acres for you to explore with over 100 species of animals.

You can book one to one encounters with the animals or take part in a half day experience working with the animals.

Northumberland Zoo is a great day out for everyone.


Located 2 miles north of Beadnell, Seahouses is famous for its traditional fish and chips, fishing and the Farne Islands.

There are many independent shops selling gorgeous coastal gifts and local foods.