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Angelina's Guidebook

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Angelina's Guidebook

Beaches
A 20 minute walk from the flat and you will soon stumble upon one of the prettiest beaches in the North East. Grab a homemade ice-cream from Cresswell Ices and head for the rocks for some good old fashioned rock-pooling.
Cresswell
A 20 minute walk from the flat and you will soon stumble upon one of the prettiest beaches in the North East. Grab a homemade ice-cream from Cresswell Ices and head for the rocks for some good old fashioned rock-pooling.
Continue along Cresswell beach and you will soon find yourself at Druridge Bay Country Park. Another fantastic beach which stretches between Cresswell & Amble. There is a visitor centre with information, toilets, a cafe and gift shop (open most weekends and school holidays), activities, water sports, bird-watching, walks, orienteering and cycling.
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Druridge Bay
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Continue along Cresswell beach and you will soon find yourself at Druridge Bay Country Park. Another fantastic beach which stretches between Cresswell & Amble. There is a visitor centre with information, toilets, a cafe and gift shop (open most weekends and school holidays), activities, water sports, bird-watching, walks, orienteering and cycling.
A picturesque village with a curved beach - popular amongst families - great for sand castle building & ball games. Visit the smallest museum in Northumberland – The Ferryman’s Hut for the history of the lives of local boatmen.
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Alnmouth Beach
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A picturesque village with a curved beach - popular amongst families - great for sand castle building & ball games. Visit the smallest museum in Northumberland – The Ferryman’s Hut for the history of the lives of local boatmen.
This little sheltered bay is perfect for families. Great for water sports, sand castle building & ball games. The only west facing harbour on the East coast!
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Beadnell Bay
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This little sheltered bay is perfect for families. Great for water sports, sand castle building & ball games. The only west facing harbour on the East coast!
Sightseeing
Here you will find the new award winning Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre – one of the best wildlife watching spots in the North East. A sanctuary for breeding and migrating birds, red squirrels and otters. There is a café here, discovery trails and a natural play area (suitable for under 10s).
Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre
Here you will find the new award winning Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre – one of the best wildlife watching spots in the North East. A sanctuary for breeding and migrating birds, red squirrels and otters. There is a café here, discovery trails and a natural play area (suitable for under 10s).
A small harbour village, Amble is home to the UK’s only puffin festival, inspired by the 36,000 colony nesting on Coquet Island. Catch a Puffin Cruise from Amble Harbour to watch these colourful creatures. There is a seafood centre along the harbour and fish and chip shops aplenty. Watersports fans – head to the Coquet Shorebase Trust which offers sailing, kayaking to power boating and raft building.
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Amble
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A small harbour village, Amble is home to the UK’s only puffin festival, inspired by the 36,000 colony nesting on Coquet Island. Catch a Puffin Cruise from Amble Harbour to watch these colourful creatures. There is a seafood centre along the harbour and fish and chip shops aplenty. Watersports fans – head to the Coquet Shorebase Trust which offers sailing, kayaking to power boating and raft building.
The second-largest inhabited castle in England can be found here and home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family for over 700 years. Parts of the Harry Potter films and Downtown Abbey were filmed here. Around the corner you will find Alnwick gardens which is filled with over 4000 different plants, a poison garden and Treehouse restaurant. Love reading? Barter Books sits in a transformed 19th century Victorian Railway station – you can find second hand books and grab a coffee here. Ballifgate gallery and museum is also worth a peek.
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Alnwick
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The second-largest inhabited castle in England can be found here and home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family for over 700 years. Parts of the Harry Potter films and Downtown Abbey were filmed here. Around the corner you will find Alnwick gardens which is filled with over 4000 different plants, a poison garden and Treehouse restaurant. Love reading? Barter Books sits in a transformed 19th century Victorian Railway station – you can find second hand books and grab a coffee here. Ballifgate gallery and museum is also worth a peek.
Home to the Craster Kipper!! This smoked fish is still prepared in the village in the traditional way in oak smoked barrels. Bird spotting is available in the Arnold Memorial Nature Reserve (owned by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust) – recorded birdlife rarities include wryneck, icterine and the red-breasted flycatchers. The Mick Oxley Gallery is full of seaside inspired artwork and crafts. A short walk from Craster and you will stumble on Dunstanburgh Castle.
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Craster
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Home to the Craster Kipper!! This smoked fish is still prepared in the village in the traditional way in oak smoked barrels. Bird spotting is available in the Arnold Memorial Nature Reserve (owned by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust) – recorded birdlife rarities include wryneck, icterine and the red-breasted flycatchers. The Mick Oxley Gallery is full of seaside inspired artwork and crafts. A short walk from Craster and you will stumble on Dunstanburgh Castle.
A popular holiday destination and fishing village full of quaint little shops and great for rock pooling. You can grab a boat trip to the Farne Islands from here and take in the sights of Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island.
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Seahouses
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A popular holiday destination and fishing village full of quaint little shops and great for rock pooling. You can grab a boat trip to the Farne Islands from here and take in the sights of Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island.
Cut off twice daily by tides this beautiful little island is a must see. Visit the 12th century Lindisfarne Priory and Lindisfarne Castle (please be sure to check for safe crossing times).
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Holy Island
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Cut off twice daily by tides this beautiful little island is a must see. Visit the 12th century Lindisfarne Priory and Lindisfarne Castle (please be sure to check for safe crossing times).
Head south east from Ellington and you will soon arrive at this small coastal town, famous for its restored beach (more than 500,000 tonnes of sand was brought up from Skegness!) you will find the ‘Couple Sculpture’ by Sean Henry. Visit the Newbiggin Maritime Centre and learn about the history and heritage of this small coastal town. Fancy a bit of dolphin spotting? Join the Newbiggin by the Sea Dolphin Watch Association – set up by a group of volunteers to keep watch over the wild dolphins and marine animals that visit Newbiggin Bay (free to join or donations gratefully received).
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Head south east from Ellington and you will soon arrive at this small coastal town, famous for its restored beach (more than 500,000 tonnes of sand was brought up from Skegness!) you will find the ‘Couple Sculpture’ by Sean Henry. Visit the Newbiggin Maritime Centre and learn about the history and heritage of this small coastal town. Fancy a bit of dolphin spotting? Join the Newbiggin by the Sea Dolphin Watch Association – set up by a group of volunteers to keep watch over the wild dolphins and marine animals that visit Newbiggin Bay (free to join or donations gratefully received).
Castles
An ancient village where you will find Warkworth Castle – explore the extensive remains. Visit the 14th century chapel (accessible only by boat via Warkworth’s Hermitage boatman) – once home to monks.
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Warkworth
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An ancient village where you will find Warkworth Castle – explore the extensive remains. Visit the 14th century chapel (accessible only by boat via Warkworth’s Hermitage boatman) – once home to monks.
You will find one of the UK’s iconic castles here, an 1,400 year-old Anglo Saxon fortress, below you will find a beach which is spread out with plenty of space for all, a popular surfing spot too.
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Château de Bamburgh
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You will find one of the UK’s iconic castles here, an 1,400 year-old Anglo Saxon fortress, below you will find a beach which is spread out with plenty of space for all, a popular surfing spot too.
This is an historic fortress town which was passed back and forth between England and Scotland for centuries – visit Berwick Barracks (built in 1717), now home to three museums to discover the town’s history. The remains of Berwick castle is perched over the River Tweed.
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
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This is an historic fortress town which was passed back and forth between England and Scotland for centuries – visit Berwick Barracks (built in 1717), now home to three museums to discover the town’s history. The remains of Berwick castle is perched over the River Tweed.
Food scene
A 15 minute drive from the flat this pretty historic market town is worth a visit - take a walk along the River Wansbeck and you will stumble across Carlisle park with a children’s play park and paddling pool, and rowing boats for hire (seasonal and weather dependant). There is a flower park with a small Avery - take a walk up Ha’ Hill from here & admire the views of Morpeth castle (you can sometimes find goats grazing here too). There is a small retail shopping centre and lots of great places to eat which cater to all taste buds!
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Morpeth
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A 15 minute drive from the flat this pretty historic market town is worth a visit - take a walk along the River Wansbeck and you will stumble across Carlisle park with a children’s play park and paddling pool, and rowing boats for hire (seasonal and weather dependant). There is a flower park with a small Avery - take a walk up Ha’ Hill from here & admire the views of Morpeth castle (you can sometimes find goats grazing here too). There is a small retail shopping centre and lots of great places to eat which cater to all taste buds!
Family Fun
Whitehouse Farm Centre is the largest family-run farm in Northumberland, just outside of Morpeth with lots of animals to see and lots of fun to be had in the adventure playground.
Whitehouse Farm Centre