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Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Alnwick Castle

Description: Owned by the Percy family since the 1300’s, it is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. In a magnificent state of preservation, it has been the location for numerous films, most recently ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves’ Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NU 187135 How to get there: By car: Lies just off the A1 35 mi...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

The Alnwick Garden

Description: This garden is now one of the star attractions of Northumberland. In its first year it attracted over 300,000 visitors. The centrepiece is the Grand Cascade, but the Rose Garden and the ornamental garden are a joy to behold throughout the year. The Garden attracts around ˝ million visitors each year. The rose "The Alnwick Rose" was launched by David Austin at Che...
Type: Gardens

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

Description: This is the museum of Alnwick and District, where you can explore the turbulent history of North Northumberland. Located in the former St Mary’s Church, there are six specially themed areas capturing the unique nature of this historic region. Ownership: Registered Charity Situation – OS ref: NU 175136 How to get there: By car: In the town of Alnwick at 14 Bailiffgate,...
Type: Museums

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Bamburgh Castle

Description: Dominating the Northumberland coastline, south of Lindisfarne, Bamburgh Castle is the home of the Armstrong family. Open to the public are the King’s Hall, the Cross hall, reception rooms, the Bakehouse as well as the Armoury and the Dungeon. Restored many times, the original castle dates from Anglo-Saxon times. At present, the Bamburgh Research Project is excavating near to the ...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Cragside House, Gardens & Estate

Description: The home of Lord Armstrong, the Victorian engineer and landscape genius. The living exhibition of the development of technology within the home. The first house in the world to be lit by electricity. Extensive gardens, walks and a labyrinth and play area for the children. Ownership: National Trust Situation – OS ref: NU 074022 How to get there: By car: Off the B6341 Al...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Grace Darling National Memorial Museum, Bamburgh

Description: A Museum of the Life and Times of lifeboat heroine, Grace Darling. Ownership: Royal National Lifeboat Institution Situation – OS ref: NU 178349 How to get there: By car: In the village of Bamburgh. Turn off the A1, south of Berwick upon Tweed along the B1342. Signposted Bamburgh and Seahouses. By public transport: Regular bus services from Berwick upon Tweed. OPENI...
Type: Museums

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Description: A 15” gauge railway which runs from Heatherslaw Mill to Etal Village. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 933384 How to get there: By car: Lies on the B6354 between Ford and Etal Villages. By public transport: Local bus service. Seasonal opening details (2016): OPEN: 10am-4pm daily, March-October 2016; first train at 11am Return journey prices: Adult...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Heatherslaw Mill

Description: A working water mill, where locally grown wheat is ground to make a stoneground wholemeal flour. A miller is on hand to demonstrate and explain the process. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 933384 How to get there: By car:Off the B6354 Ford to Etal road. By public transport: Local bus service. Seasonal opening details (2016): March to end October 2016. ...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall

Description: The most complete Roman fort in Britain, extensively excavated, with the finds displayed in the museum amd visitor centre. Ownership: National Trust and English Heritage with Trust Situation – OS ref: NY 790688 How to get there: By car: Off the B6318 which runs parallel to and to the north of the A69, Newcastle to Carlisle road. North of Haydon Bridge. Parking. Signpost...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Kielder Water & Forest Park

Description: Europe's largest man-made lake in a beautiful forest setting. Offers a wide range of land and water-based activities. Ownership: Situation – OS ref: How to get there: By car: Signposted off the A68 south of Jedburgh along the B6320. By public transport: Bus service available – timetable on Kielder website (link below) Seasonal opening details: February to D...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford

Description: Lady Waterford Hall, formerly the village school contains a unique collection of watercolour murals, depicting biblical scenes, using local people as models. Painted between 1862 and 1883 by Louisa Anne, Marchioness of Waterford. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 949375 How to get there: In the village of Ford. By car: lies on the B6353 road, which joins the B...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Lindisfarne Castle

Description: On Holy Island, this castle was built to protect the area against all comers. Converted into a baronial style home in 1903, by Sir Edwin Lutyens it now has a beautiful interior of antique Flemish and English furniture, porcelain and brass. Ownership: National Trust Situation – OS ref: NU 136417 How to get there: Safe crossing times. By car: Turn left, off the A1 sou...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Lindisfarne Heritage Centre

Description: The Lindisfarne Heritage Centre is the base for information on the Lindisfarne Gospels. An interactive program allows you to turn the pages of the 'virtual' Gospel, and, newly arrived, is a limited edition facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels donated by the British Library, along with an accompanying exhibition. Ownership: Owned and managed by the people of the Holy Isla...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Lindisfarne Priory

Description: One of the holiest Anglo-Saxon sites in England – the Cradle of Christianity. For 1300 years this has been a place of pilgrimage. Ownership: English Heritage Situation – OS ref: NU 127417 How to get there: Access limited by tides. Safe crossing times. By car: Across the tidal causeway from the mainland. Turn off the A1 south of Berwick along the road signposted Beal an...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Marine Life Centre and Northumbria's Haunted Kingdom, Seahouses

Description: This museum is an entertaining and an educational experience – a time tunnel of the fishing industry both at sea and ashore in Seahouses. Also has the Haunted Kingdom, a walk through Gh...
Type: Museums

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Etal Castle

Description:A 14th century castle which will allow you to discover the history of border warfare with an inclusive and exciting personal audio tour. Ownership: English Heritage Situation – OS ref: NT 925392 How to get there: By car:In Etal Village – on B6354, Ford to Etal road. By public transport: Local bus service. Seasonal opening details (2016): End March to 30th September ...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Farne Islands

Description: The site of the best-known seal and bird colonies in the North East of England. Ownership: National Trust Situation - OS ref: NU 218358 How to get there: By car: Park in Seahouses and arrange a boat trip from Seahouses Harbour. By public transport: Local bus service to Seahouses and then boat trip. Seasonal opening details : From April to August or September. Breed...
Type: Scenic

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

The Fenton Centre

Description: A combination of Visitor Centre, Nature Walks, Birds of Prey and fun for all the family. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 969337 How to get there: By car: Just off the B6525 or A697. Head for Doddington or Milfield and take the road signposted Fentons. By public transport: Seasonal opening details (2010): Easter to end October Opening Hours: Daily...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Northumberland, Scottish Borders

The Battle of Flodden Field Memorial

Description: The memorial stone stands on the site of the Battle of Flodden, above Branxton near Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland. Ownership: Situation – OS ref: NT 890370 How to get there: By car: Off the A697, some 3 miles south of Cornhill on Tweed. Turn off at the Bluebell Inn and follow the road through the village of Branxton. Signposted. By public transport: N/A Season...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Pot-a-Doodle Do

Description: A creative art centre where all ages can have a try at various artistic techniques and take the results home with them. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NU 015495 How to get there: At Borewell Farm, Scremerston. By car: Off the A1 south of Berwick upon Tweed, leave the A1 at the roundabout, signposted Scremerston. Head towards Cocklawburn Beach. Pot-a-doodle Do ...
Type: Leisure-Activities

Scottish Borders Northumberland