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A brilliant location for any occasion
A tranquil haven, perfect for long country walks and exploring, and just 40 minutes' drive from the the rich and vibrant city of Newcastle. Culturally significant historical sites aren't too far either, including Alnwick Castle as well as the unmissable Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
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A World Heritage Site since 1987, Hadrian’s Wall is an astounding feat of engineering that is best known for being Britain’s most impressive and most important Roman monument. Together with the Antonine Wall and the Upper German Raetian Limes, it forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire.’
Considered a must-see for visitors of the region, Lindisfarne is a small island off the northeast coast of Northumberland with a castle, priory and two lighthouses. Within its tidal walls is both an island and a picturesque village with a wealth of history.
Bamburgh Castle is the Royal Seat of the Kings of Northumbria, making it a truly regal destination and what many consider to be the grandest castle in Britain.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth is home to over 40 living displays – from graceful stingrays and tropical sharks to otters, frogs, and seahorses – which all bring the complexity and immense variety of life in the ocean to life. You’ll also have the opportunity to step into the diverse tropical rainforest and meet our colony of adorable monkeys; including tiny marmosets and comical-looking cotton-topped tamarins.
A fun day trip is one to Derwent Reservoir where you can walk the trails, set sail on the tranquil waters or cast a line to try your luck at fishing.
If you visit on a race day you can expect the thrill of choosing your prize horse and watching the race commence at full speed. A trip to the racecourse is an exciting day out for all ages.
Located in the heart of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Kielder Observatory is a paradise for astronomy enthusiasts. Book onto an event to enjoy the full Observatory experience and get to use the large telescopes supervised by astronomers from Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society (KOAS).
One of the most iconic, and the second largest inhabited, castles in the UK, Alnwick Castle dates back to the Norman Period of 1309. Most known for featuring as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter film series thanks to the medieval architecture and Italianate State Rooms. There is a rich history of drama and intrigue to explore, providing a fun-filled day out for all ages.