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We are just 10 minutes walk from the pristine golden sands of Embleton Bay and the imposing ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. However, Northumberland has much more to offer than just beautiful beaches - here are just a few of the attractions we can recommend:
- Lindisfarne Castle
- Bamburgh Castle
- Chillingham Castle
- Dunstanburgh Castle
- Alnwick Castle & Gardens
- Warkworth Castle
- Lindisfarne Priory
- Howick Hall & Gardens
- Wallington Hall
- Farne Islands Nature Reserve
- Cragside House & Gardens
- Newton by the Sea
The castle capital of Britain! The castles of Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Bamburgh, Chillingham and Lindisfarne can be reached within 30 minutes or less. Just a short trip inland will take you to the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall with its many Roman settlements and forts along the rugged border hills. Famous country houses nearby include Cragside, Wallington Hall, Paxton House, and the nationally acclaimed Beamish Open Air Museum.
Contact: Alnwick Tourist Information Centre on 01665 510665, National Trust on 01670 774691 www.nationaltrust.org.uk, English Heritage at www.english-heritage.org.uk
Flora & Fauna:
Northumberland's protected environments support an abundance of rare plants and animals. The large number of nature reserves including the Farne Islands, Budle Bay, Beadnell Bay, Newton and Embleton Links, Druridge Bay (World Heritage Site), Kielder Water Park and North Northumberland National Park provide visitors with a unique opportunity to see many species seldom found elsewhere.
Contact: Northumberland Wildlife Trust on 0191 284 6884
There are many great walks to suit all standards - miles of coastal track cover the magnificent beaches and headlands, whilst more challenging hikes can be found in the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Parks. Contact: Alnwick Tourist Information Centre on 01665 510665
Located on the Sustrans National Cycle Route we are a cycle-friendly hotel. Covered storage for bikes and limited bicycle hire available. Contact: www.sustrans.org.uk
With at least 15 golf courses within half an hour of the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel we are ideally situated for a golfing break. Residents of the hotel are offered discounted Green Fees at many of our local clubs. Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club is only a few hundred yards away.