Northumberland is the most northern of England's counties. Today it is a region famed for its natural beauty and its diversity of wildlife.
For those who wish to venture a little further a field, Rothbury is the local shopping town and near by Cragside House - a fantastic national trust property. Also of interest is Wallington House, The white cattle of Chillingham and the many castles on the miles of unspoilt Northumbria beaches - Bamburgh, Warkworth and Dunstanburgh to name a few. Within 20 minutes drive is the County town of Alnwick with its ancient castle, home of the Dukes of Northumberland for 900 years and the set for the Harry Potter films. Also in Alnwick are the famous Gardens, a great local attraction for all the family. The coast holds a wealth of delights for walkers, bird watches and historians whether it's the near by Alnmouth beach or the little further a field Farne Islands and Lindisfarne which is accessible by boat or causeway depending on the tides.
A little further north is the beautiful Scottish border country with a fantastic drive along side the River Tweed taking you to the market town of Kelso, or venture to Flodden Field and imagine the battle between the English and the Scots there in 1513.
For those who want to touch on city life, Newcastle with its shopping and night life are less than an hour's drive and Edinburgh is an hour by train; sample the buzz of city life safe in the knowledge that you can soon return to the tranquility of Alnham.
Fishing is available at Caistron and Fontburn, or horse riding on the beach or in the Cheviot hills from Kimmerson riding centre, just a few miles North, or why not hire a bike and have it delivered to your door to explore the area on two wheels instead of four.
If you'd like to discuss any aspect of our accommodation or a particular activity or attraction, please don't hesitate to contact us.