Amazing Locations To Visit In Northumberland In April
Published: Tuesday 3rd Apr 2018
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
One of the best locations to spend a relaxed Easter break is Northumberland. Located in the north-east of England, the rugged coastal terrain with picturesque views and incredible natural beauty is an idyllic getaway to spend quality time with the family.
Some of the best destinations in the area to spend a holiday are:
Bamburgh: Despite its teeny size, Bamburgh has a lot to offer visitors in terms of places of historical interest and amazing natural beauty. It is home to the iconic Bamburgh Castle, the most prominent landmark in the area. For the best views of the surrounding areas, visit Bamburgh Castle and climb up to its ramparts for the most panoramic views of the place. The beach has plenty of sand dunes in the background and declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest. With sandy hills, culverts and coves there are a lot of nooks and corners to explore before reaching the shoreline. A good option if you are looking to stay in the area is the Grace Darling Holiday Cottages in prime locations across Northumberland and close to Bamburgh. The village in the area offers a host of dining options, ranging from gastropubs to restaurants serving a wide variety of culinary delights. While in the area, drop in at the famed Grace Darling Museum, which commemorates the heroic deeds of the young lady who saved a number of shipwrecked crew.
Beadnell: This area is renowned for its crescent shape bay and is one among the many small villages along the coastline. While it may be small, it is renowned for its watersports. Visitors can try their skills at a variety of water sports like kite surfing or sea kayaking. The area is also famous for being the location of a shipwreck from WWII, which serves as a popular diving spot. Visitors, who can take a stroll down the coastline towards Newton by the Sea, will arrive at Long Nanny - a famous breeding site for Little Terns. Some of the newer additions to the area include a pop-up pizzeria in Swinhoe and a bistro/cafe in the area, which are popular with visitors looking to grab a bite to eat in the area.
Craster & Embleton: The area of Craster & Embleton was declared among the best coastal walks in the country. A rather quaint fishing village, it houses the remains of Dunstanburgh Castle. The location of the castle between the rugged terrain of the Craster coastline and the sandy beach of Embleton Bay, make the castle standout as the most prominent landmark in the area. There is a lovely gastro pub in the area offering scenic views, a smokehouse renowned for its Craster Kippers, an art gallery and a seafood restaurant.
Newton by the Sea: The area comprises of two different sections - Low Newton and High Newton. These are among the more tranquil and less visited destinations in Northumberland. While the National Trust manages most of Low Newton, High Newton consists of woodlands, fields and a popular gastropub to drop in for a drink when in the area.