How to pack for a festival getaway in Northumberland
Published: Tuesday 20th Nov 2018
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
If you are planning an escape this Winter to Northumberland, whether for a long weekend, mid-week break or a couple of weeks over the festive period, you will be in for a great time. This is a fantastic season to visit the county, with many Christmas events taking place, and if that isn’t your thing, then you may also enjoy the many walks, cycle ways and strolls you can take through the changing landscape of the season. The views are simply breath taking come rain or shine, or even snow. If you are wondering what to pack for your escape, here’s a few ideas of some basics to help:
You will definitely want to walk through the countryside wherever you are staying in Northumberland. Northumberland National Park is a great place to start, and if you have dogs to walk too, then all the better. They will love this scenic Park. If you are a couple looking for a romantic walk, then the walk along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland National Park is perfect, and you can then return to the Twice Brewed Inn for a hearty pub feast. If you want something on higher ground, you can follow a high-level route on the Otterburn Ranges where you can see wild goats, moorland birds and even rare black grouse. Click here for more great walks.
Lots of Layers and a Warm Coat
The weather is unpredictable (as with the rest of the UK!) and you may even see elements all four seasons in one day! Northumberland may experience some snowfall in the winter - although heavy snowfall in the city is rare. It is best for visitors to check the weather forecast before they arrive to get a better idea, but you can be sure temperatures won’t reach much beyond 5 degrees Celsius. Make sure you pack those layers, scarves, hats and gloves!
Smart Clothes for Evenings Out
You may want to indulge in some fine dining while in Northumberland. In which case, you will want some smarter clothes. Some great restaurants include The Post Office Bistro, Bouchon, David’s Restaurant or even The Black Bull Inn, where one reviewer commented, “It was absolutely delicious! Lovely varied menu, with great GF & Vegetarian options. Staff were attentive but not fussy and prices were very reasonable for a 3 course meal with wine and other drinks. Highly recommended if you are staying anywhere nearby.” Make sure if you do want to eat out somewhere nice, that you book up in advance. Around December, some of these establishments can get booked up quickly and we would hate for you to be disappointed!
Grace Darling Holidays
If you want to find a reliable place to stay in Northumberland for your next break, then Grace Darling holidays has an exclusive collection of luxury cottages and houses which provide the perfect base to explore Northumberland. You will find these fully kitted out to meet all your needs, whether you are travelling solo, with a partner or with a big family.