countryside all around is studded with castles and stately
homes. Cragside, Brinkburn Priory, Wallington Hall, Alnwick Castle
and its intriguing gardens, Warkworth Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle
and Bamburgh Castle are all within a comfortable driving distance.
the coastline there are miles of magnificent beaches, sand
dunes, towering cliffs and pretty coastal villages such as Alnmouth,
Craster, Beadnell and Seahouses. The whole area is a vast tract
of natural beauty, still largely undiscovered.
afield, the Scottish Border Country and Hadrian's Wall
are both less than an hour away by car, whilst even Edinburgh
takes only just over an hour and a half.