Do the circular walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle, enjoy some fish soup and crab sandwiches in The Jolly Fisherman at the end of the walk and stock up on freshly smoked kippers from Robson’s Smokery before going home.

Take a walk from Seahouses to Bamburgh along the beach (at low tide, parts of a shipwreck can be seen half way along). Check out the rocks at Seahouses, next to the old war time ammunitions hut, where you can have an evening beach ‘barbie’. Bring your jumpers and some rugs to keep warm.

Take afternoon tea at the former home of Earl Grey (namesake of the tea), Howick Hall and Gardens. It’s like stepping back in time and is a marvellous place for tea and cucumber sandwiches.

Cycle to Ross from Bamburgh. Enjoy a meander through the country lanes for about four miles. Leave your bikes locked up at Ross and walk over the sand dunes (about 30 minutes) to the most beautiful deserted beach with amazing views of Holy Island. You can also drive to Ross and park your car on the country lane if you do not fancy cycling. 

Walk from Beadnell along the beach, dunes and bays to Newton-by-the-Sea and have lunch in The Ship Inn. Football Cove, along the route, is a real find, but don’t swim there as the currents are strong. It’s very sheltered and is a great place for sunbathing or fishing.

Take a rowing boat down the River Coquet in Warkworth. The boats are found just down the road from the Castle (in the summer months only), along from the picnic area which is accessed from the village centre and the church. After a picnic by the river and some essential retail therapy in Warkworth’s galleries and shops, we suggest you head south out of Warkworth to Morwick and treat yourselves to a large freshly made icecream from the Morwick Dairy.

Spend the day at  Chillingham Castle near Chatton. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of artefacts ranging from invitations from Buckingham Palace, personal letters from Jules Holland, stuffed alligators, old wooden skis used on Everest expeditions, suits of armour, torture chamber contraptions and letters warning you not to steal the silverware or you’ll be struck down by the curse! It is known as the UK’s most haunted castle and is open from April to October.



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