Use your Northumberland holiday cottage as a base to explore the beauty of the 64 miles of coastal path and the vast stretches of uncrowded beaches the county has to offer. Take a boat to the Farne Islands to visit the puffin colonies and on your return to Seahouses and enjoy proper fish and chips on the seafront. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans along the path of Hadrian’s Wall.
Historic Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England – medieval, castellated forts; crumbling ruins; haunted edifices containing 13th century torture chambers, and even Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, otherwise known as Alnwick Castle.
Other sites include the extraordinary country house and 1,000 acres of garden and woodland at Cragside, and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, with its 6th century history. For some city action visit Newcastle with its magnificent architecture, quayside and iconic bridges.