Alnwick Castle

Further Afield

Northumberland is a large county but well worth exploring so why not head out and visit Alnwick Castle which is only 20 minutes away by car and is where they filmed Harry Potter. Beside the Castle is a large Alnwick Gardens which was created by the Duchess of Northumberland.

If it’s a rainy day why not visit Barter Books as it the largest second hand book store in Europe. If even worth a look if it’s not a rainy day as it’s inside Alnwick’s old railway station.

Howick Hall is the family of Earl Grey and is also the home of Earl Grey tea. The Hall also has some amazing gardens and well worth a visit.

Preston Tower is a lovely place to visit which we often do as our kid’s just love to roam through the woods and its Border Pele Tower is just beautiful too. This place is a no hassle place and it’s open to the public all year long.

Berwick-Upon-Tweed has the only English football team playing in Scotland, (Just a little fact) but it is also steeped in history. You can walk the walls of Berwick or just visit the town itself.

Ford and Etal Estate is where you will find Heatherslaw Mill and Lady Waterford Hall. You can take a small steam train to the end and enjoy a cup of tea in the tea shop. The views are stunning and Waterford Hall is just something else.

Cragside House was the first house in the world to have hydroelectric powered lighting. This is a National Trust Property and is definitely worth a visit.


I could go on and on about what’s around but I think you will need to visit Northumberland yourself just to see how stunning it is.