Situated in enviable positions right next to the historic harbour and beautiful sandy beach, they provide the perfect holiday base from which to explore this diverse and fascinating county.
For the history lover there are signs of Northumberland’s often turbulent past on our very doorstep. The magnificent cliff-top ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle are a scenic walk from the village of Craster, with other castles at Bamburgh, Lindisfarne, Warkworth and Alnwick all within a short car journey away.
Other historic sights of interest are the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall which is around an hour’s drive to the south and the mysterious Neolithic art-works known as Cup & Ring marks which are found preserved in many spots in the county such as Lordenshaws near Rothbury and Old Bewick near Alnwick.
For the sportsman and woman, Northumberland has a multitude of attractions. For the golfer there are links courses at Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh, Alnmouth. For the keen angler, you can try your skill at game fishing on the rivers of the Coquet, Tyne and Tweed or have a day sea fishing from pier, beach or boat with regular trips organised from Craster, Seahouses or Amble.
Then there’s the countryside! As well as mile-upon-mile of beautiful sandy beaches and dramatic rocky coves which are very often almost deserted, there is the opportunity to explore the wild cheviot hills or Kielder Forest areas which are home to some of the country’s rarest animals such as Osprey, Red Squirrel and Otters. For the keen walker or cyclist, this is about as near to heaven as you will find!
Fine dining, shopping and exploring a wide variety of quaint market towns and villages provide great day’s out and an opportunity to pick up a unique gift or two. Call in at the Mick Oxley Gallery in the heart of Craster village for artworks or browse the shops in the nearby villages of Warkworth and Alnmouth.
Whatever your interests, Northumberland truly has something for everyone and at Coastal Walks Cottages, we are committed to help you get the very best from your stay. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the region or our accommodation. We are here to help.