North Northumberland has a coastal region second to none for natural beauty and places of historic interest.
The Farne Islands are accessible by boat from Seahouses Harbour, where there is a large grey seal colony and bird sanctuary.
There are numerous walks around the area, including from the hostel; Beadnell can be accessed over farmland.
Historically, the three castles of Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnwick provide the backdrop to a thousand years of battles, conquests and sagas of powerful families.
The area has strong Christian associations going back over 1500 years with St Cuthbert who lived on the Farne Islands and St Aidan who lived on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Northumberland has plenty of gardens and grand stately homes to visit. Alnwick garden is perhaps the most well known; however, less formal and equally delightful gardens can be found at Howick gardens and Cragside Estate – both with lovely tearooms; very welcome after a long walk!
Northumberland is the home to some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. Apart from the stunning landscapes, there are a great many outdoor activities available with everything from walking, cycling, fishing, a variety of water sports including kayaking, surfing and diving, golf and, of course, wildlife watching.
The beaches and sand dunes of Seahouses and Bamburgh provide endless enjoyment with their numerous rock pools, and a bucket and spade along with a picnic remain the most popular pastimes for visitors of all ages.
Welcome to the Northumberland coast – and enjoy what we have to offer –
you will want to return again and again!