Just Half-an-Hour from Holy Island!
is famous for its wealth of
world-class heritage sites. In particular, North
features a unique collection of Castles and
astles, like Etal, recalling some of the
fiercest fighting on one of the bloodiest of Anglo-Scottish
borders battlefields - Flodden
riories, like Lindisfarne on Holy
Island, heralded the Celtic medieval rebirth of Christianity
to spread the 'Good News' around the globe.
There are many English Heritage sites in the
northeast. Membership or an 'Overseas Visitors Pass' will obtain
free entry to these and over 300 sites throughout England!.
f castles are your thing, then there is
astle and D
The magnificent castle at B
amburgh once the ancient seat of Northumbria is a must as
astle with its Water Gardens
associations just down the road. Both are
are privately owned.
f journeying between Alnwick and
Bamburgh, why not take the coast road stopping off at Seahouses
to visit the
anctuary to one of the largest colonies of seabirds
and seals; H
ermitage of the Northern Saints; S
of Grace Darling's heroic sea rescue.
Like many royals and celebrities you may choose
to sail to the Farnes or go diving there with Billy Shiel MBE.
est from the A1 trunk road, about
level with Holy Island, through the village of Lowick and set some of the
most scenic Cheviot landscapes are the Ford and Etal
Estates. Between the quaint, well-kept villages of Ford and
Etal watch out for the signs to Heatherslaw. Ride the
miniature railway; visit a working watermill and browse the
workings; have a homemade snack at the mill cafe - delicious!
nd whilst you're in the area why not pop in to
entre, near Wooler. The centre provides
a fun and educational resource for all the family to enjoy
discovering what makes the countryside tick.
ontinuing north past Holy Island to
Berwick-upon-Tweed brings even more of the famous Anglo-Scottish
Borders into easy reach.
f venturing forth as far as S
) or K
elso racetrack or castle
not pop into the famous regimental museum at C
ot quite so far our from Berwick you may
care to visit the uniquely famous C
hainbridge and the adjacent H
oney farm which features a
working hive and educational bee
ust across the Chain Bridge from the Honey Farm the magnificent grounds of Paxton House
border the River
Tweed. Check out the events programme. See Shakespeare performed
in the open air, visit an art exhibition or simply take the whole
family for a perfect day out.
For some a holiday is not complete
without a good game of golf. North Northumberland hosts a number
of excellent links courses. Near Holy Island we have the
Berwick Golf Club
at Goswick. Also convenient is the
9-Hole course at Haggerston Castle
or the amenities of a town look no further than
Berwick-upon-Tweed - only twenty minutes up the road from Holy Island:
Modern Sports Complex
Chinese & Indian Cuisine
Modern Shops & Market
Main Line Station (LNER)