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Northumberland Tourism and Accommodation Guide
Here are links to some other websites to help you plan your self catering cottage holiday in Northumberland.
- Alnwick Garden
An extraordinary contemporary garden adjacent to Alnwick Castle, including the magnificent Treehouse ( a most fabulous restaurant in one of the world's largest wooden treehouses), Poison Garden and wonderful water features. Also includes Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food. Tel: (01665 511350) www.alnwickgarden.com
A 90 minute drive or alternatively a 40 minute train journey from Berwick will take you into Waverley Station at the heart of Edinburgh City centre. Admire the many shops, restaurants, Scottish architecture, museums and art galleries that the city has to offer.
Based in Alnwick's old railway station, this is one of the largest second hand bookshops in Britain - winner of 2013 Home & Antique Award. On a rainy day you can browse the collections to your heart's content and then enjoy a coffee in front of the fire. A 40 minute drive from Beal.
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Chillingham Castle is home to alarming dungeons and torture chambers, as well as beautiful parklands and gardens and a tea room. A separate tour takes in the ancient and famous herd of wild cattle as seen on BBC 1 Countryfile. A 20 minute drive from Beal.
The Lindisfarne Priory, run by the English Heritage, allows you to follow in the footsteps of the ancient monks who built their priory there almost 1,400 years ago. As well as enjoying the spectacular coastal views, you can visit the museum to see the medieval manuscripts or learn about a gruesome Viking raid many hundreds of years ago.
what ever brings you here from castle to pub, mill to river, railway to gallery, to enjoy ford moss nature reserve or to discover the famous Flodden
Mick Oxley is a self-taught artist based in the Northumbrian sea-side village of Craster, a location which inspires much of his work. His gallery in Craster (40 minutes from Beal) exhibits a range of his original contemporary artworks, cards and limited edition prints.
This former fort, currently run by the National Trust, was converted into a private home in 1903 by Edward Lutyens, however it is still possible to visit inside. The Castle is situated in an idyllic location on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, overlooking the enchanting walled gardens. There are family events run throughout the year, as well as a gift shop.
Local, Mail order wine supplier.Order your holiday drinks and they will be delivered to your cottage.
Approximately 45 minutes from Beal, Floors Castle is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. The walled garden, adventure playground and cafes can be visited, along with river and woodland walks or even a tour around the castle itself.