Old Stone Bed & Breakfast, Chathill, Northumberland
So many places to Visit in Northumberland
LOCAL NORTHUMBERLAND ATTRACTIONS
Old Stone is ideally situated for easy access to local attractions. The historic town of Alnwick is just 9 miles away with its cobbled streets, weekly market, Playhouse Theatre, the majestic Medieval Castle used in Harry Potter and water feature gardens offering a unique dining experience at The Tree House.
A short drive takes you to the picturesque village of Bamburgh with its spectacular castle, amazing stretch of golden sandy beach and the Grace Darling Museum which tells the story of a national heroine & Northumbrian icon.
Nearby Seahouses is a friendly seaside resort with a small fishing harbour where you can take a boat trip to the Farne Islands home to seals, puffins and over 20 nesting bird species. Take a boat ride to the Islands and enjoy their wildlife habitats. Diving around the Farne Islands offers the opportunity for both scenic and wreck dives with boats operating out of Seahouses.
A little further down the coastline is Craster famous for its smoked kippers. While visiting why not take a stroll to Dunstanburgh Castle.
A few miles north takes you to Chillingham famous for ancient cattle that once roamed the great forests of Britain and have survived for over 700 years. No other herd like this exists anywhere in the world! You can also visit Chillingham Castle which is one of the most haunted in Europe.
Historic Berwick upon Tweed is a 25 minute drive away and the most northerly town on the Northumberland Coast with a spectacular Robert Stevenson-designed railway viaduct. Walk the Elizabethan Walls and follow The Lowry Trail (Lancashire painter L.S. Lowry painted and holidayed in the town) and visit the Border Barracks and Museum.
A visit to Northumberland
A trip to Northumberland would not be complete without visiting Holy Island also known as Lindisfarne where St Aidan established England’s first Christian community. Access to this historic location is via a causeway so tidal times must always be checked before crossing.
Take a Stroll on Hadrians Wall
Spanning the width of the north of England and with a network of
brilliant cycling and walking trails linking four Roman properties,
Hadrians Wall is designated as one of the most important monuments built in Britain by the Romans.
Visit the Farne Islands
Whats on in Northumberland
The Castle is a 12th Century garrison castle including rooms filled with remarkable artefacts, an armoury, cramped dungeon and a gory torture chamber with a sloping floor to drain the blood!
Close to Alnwick & other tourist attractions
If you’re looking for Northumberland adventures why not try climbing, canoeing, surfing or mountain biking. With other locally available activities including golf, cycling, fishing and shooting Northumberland has something to inspire everyone!