Month: April 2020

Plenty reasons to plan a stay in Northumberland

What could be better than making plans for some well earned time away, and no matter what you’re looking for Northumberland will be sure to fit the bill. It never fails to impress all who visit this northern most County of England.

The coastline – Northumberland has an unrivaled and magnificent coastline with castles, coves, dunes, wildlife, bird life and with more than 30 miles of beaches to choose from it’s difficult to pick a favourite spot. The beaches are the widest, cleanest and most picturesque you will find in the UK.

The landscape – There aren’t enough words to describe the landscape here, it’s beyond dramatic, it’s inspiring, it’s beautiful, it’s vast, it’s ever changing. Northumberland can take you from harsh and rugged to pretty and idyllic within such a short space of time, but please don’t just take our word for it, it has to be seen to be believed.

History – We’re just bursting with it, whether it’s Kings & castles, battles & riots, stately homes, mining heritage, museums or the Romans and a certain famous Wall you can’t help but be in awe of the facts, the discoveries and the often bloody history steeped almost everywhere you look.

Gardens – Each and every garden you discover in Northumberland is unique and each has it’s own story to tell. Some have a wealth of history embedded in their walls or running through their borders, some are grand and stately whilst others are more modern and full of ambition and quirkiness. Whichever ones you choose to visit you will not be disappointed.

The people – Northumberland is home to only 316,000 people and is so sparsely populated that 97% of it is classed as rural. There may not be many of us Northumbrians but we are the friendliest of folk, happy to chat, happy to take time with you and you will always feel welcome here.

Our produce – We’re producers and we’re proud of it. Our butchers, farm shops, bakers, restaurants, cafes, pubs, dairies, markets, chefs and our farmers will ensure the produce you find in Northumberland is something you will always remember. If it’s produced in Northumberland it’s produced with passion!

Our dark skies – A winter stay is spectacular in Northumberland, we have the darkest starriest skies and can even boast that our International Dark Sky Park is the largest protected Dark Sky area of night sky in Europe. 

If you’re still unsure whether Northumberland is the place for you, then just take a look at what other have had to say about their stay, we promise you won’t want to leave.

If you’d like to book a stay with us and enjoy some 5* luxury then please head to our availability page on our website or you can contact us directly…we look forward to hearing from you.