Something For Everyone In Northumberland
Published: Tuesday 23rd Jan 2018
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
From coastal paths to castles a visit to Northumberland is a must with something for everyone. Our friends at Grace Darling Holidays have self -catering accommodation to suit you, from cosy cottages to luxury homes and romantic getaways, which are perfect for St Valentine’s Day the 14th of February.
Take your significant other to one of Grace Darlings Holiday homes and you will be in the good books forever. So what are you waiting for, take a look at their website and whatever the reason for your break away there is an accommodation with your name on it.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery which is steeped in history, you can go for walks, visit castles, and museums. The Grace Darling museum in Bamburgh tells of the heroic rescue of nine survivors from the wreck the SS Forfarshire. A young Grace and her father William rowed out in a small coble boat to pick up those in peril.
The fascinating details not only of the rescue but of Graces life as the daughter of a lighthouse keeper can be found at the museum. View personal belongings to artefacts from the disaster on the 7th of September 1838, when the paddle steamship foundered on the Harcar rocks just off the Farne islands .Grace and her father were the first people to receive the RNLI’s silver medal; they also received a gold medallion for bravery from the Royal Humane Society.
Half-way between Berwick upon Tweed and Alnwick stands Bamburgh Castle. The villages of Seahouses, Craster and Embleton are nearby, with stunning vistas and an abundance of history and resident ghosts, the castle is a must see when visiting the area. The ghosts of the pink lady, Green Jane and Dr John Sharp, who set up Britain’s first lifeboat station is said to have been seen wandering the castle. The Armstrong family own the castle, with 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside and coast, the castle is built on a 180 foot basalt crag.
The holy island of Lindisfarne is a fantastic place to go for a retreat or sightseeing. Although an Island you can get to it by a causeway which is under water twice a day, so remember to get tide times. The Lindisfarne castle has a small climb up to it, but what a view and talking of views the toilet window has one of the best views I have ever seen from any window.
There is a priory and shop, and St Cuthbert’s centre, which has a lovely peaceful feeling inside. The monastery from as far back as the 8th century, are now the ruins of a 12th century priory, which is claimed to be on the site of the earlier monastery .There is something for everyone in Northumberland…