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Read on to discover some of the attractions you can explore and enjoy while staying in one of our Northumbria cottages.
The ideal location for a break in one of our holiday cottages Northumberland possesses historic sites aplenty, documenting the history of England. Roman remains abound along the World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall, while lying just off the coast to which it is linked by tidal causeway is Lindisfarne (Holy Island), cradle of English Christianity. The county boasts several impressive medieval castles some, like Bamburgh, occupied others, such as Dunstanburgh, now hauntingly ruined. If you are looking for holiday cottages Northumberland is a great location for a get-together with family or friends, as it offers plenty to do for people of all ages. Mile upon mile of empty sandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, punctuated by picturesque coastal villages such as Craster - famed for its kippers - and Alnmouth. From Seahouses, tourist boats leave for the Farne Islands. This group of low-lying, uninhabited rocks is home to millions of seabirds including puffins, shags and guillemots, as well as colonies of seals.
If you are staying at any of our Northumbria cottages a visit to Alnwick is recommended. Its castle, 'the Windsor of the North', boasts one of the most impressive and imaginative gardens in the country. A short country drive away is Chillingham with its fascinating castle. The grounds are home to the only remaining herd of truly wild cattle in the country. These magnificent white beasts of ancient bloodline roam the parkland at will, free from interference by man. To the north, and not to be missed whilst staying at one of our Northumbria cottages, are the lonely Cheviot Hills, their bare summits forming a natural barrier between England and Scotland and offering fantastic opportunities for walkers and mountain bikers. Another popular destination for those staying at one of Northumberland cottages is Berwick-upon-Tweed, England's most dramatic walled town. Its border location meant it changed hands many times, often violently, a valued asset fought over by English and Scots. Inside the formidable walls is a charming and eclectic Georgian market.
Northumberland's western reaches consist of empty Pennine countryside, a wilderness landscape which forms the Northumbria National Park with Kielder Water at its heart. This is Europe's largest man-made lake, the perfect location for water sports which range from water-skiing to fishing. If you are thinking of holidaying in Northumberland cottages offer the perfect base from which to discover the natural beauty and dramatic history of this county. So why not browse our selection of Northumbria cottages to find something that catches your eye? ... Read More »