Where To Stay and What To Do on an Easter Weekend in Northumberland Why Go At Easter?
Published: Wednesday 29th Mar 2017
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
All the major attractions reopen in time for the Easter holiday with many offering Easter egg trails or special one-off events for the four-day weekend.
Northumberland has been described as ‘England’s most tranquil location’ by Countryfile, winning three of 11 titles in its awards including Landmark of the Year for Bamburgh Castle, National Park of the Year and Heritage Site of the Year for Hadrian’s Wall.
The mornings and evenings are getting lighter so more time can be spent walking on the beaches or in the Northumberland National Park.
Where to stay?
Grace Darling Holidays are now offering short breaks in some of our cottages over the Easter Holidays which gives you the option to escape with family and friends or get away and relax with a romantic break just for the two of you. Discover your perfect place this Easter.
- Coastal Apartment
Overlooking the magnificent Northumberland coastline and The Farne Islands beyond, Le Son de la Mer is a chic seafront apartment in a fantastic location, just minutes from restaurants. There is also 20% off for all Grace Darling Holiday customers at Seahouses Golf Club during your stay.
Northumberland is famed for its golf courses and Seahouses Golf Club is highly regarded. One of the traditional Northumberland golf courses, it has standard scratch of 68, which is seldom bettered, and boasts two of the most prestigious par threes in the North of England.
- Family Getaway
If you like beaches and sea views, then Gullsway is ideally suited. Located on Beadnell’s Harbour Road, this freshly refurbished property has a light and airy beach house feel along with a lovely enclosed west facing garden to enjoy the sun. Beadnell itself, has a wonderful stretching sandy bay, with the option of water sports available through the summer.
- Couples Cottage
Hiding within the ground of majestic Ellingham Hall, The Apple Store is where old world charm meets new world living. The Hall dates to 1703 and the matured grounds within the estate include wonderful gardens, croquet lawn and woodlands to explore.
Where to go?
Get a real sense of the vast sandy white beaches and the iconic castles of Northumberland on any section of the coastal path. Between Craster and Newton you’ll see Dunstanburgh Castle or at the end of the Seahouses to Bamburgh stretch you’ll be rewarded with views of the majestic Bamburgh Castle.
A visit to St Aidan’s Bistro in Seahouses is well worth the trip. Here you can watch the sunset over the Northumberland coast as you wind down over a plate of seafood. Or for an alternative fun experience, head over to The Treehouse Restaurant at The Alnwick Garden and dine in and amongst the branches of this eatery in the sky. Booking ahead is advisable as The Treehouse can be very busy during holidays and weekends.
The quaint village of Alnmouth is great for those who love shopping, and it is worth a visit just to see its colourful houses, beach, delis, shops and art galleries.
Easter weekend would not be complete without an Easter Egg trail. The Alnwick Garden will have you hopping with excitement as you bounce your way around The Garden taking in all the wonderful sights and smells of Spring, or head over to Bamburgh Castle where the Bamburgh Beast has hidden her golden eggs all around the grounds to save her beastlings, and if you find them all you will enter a draw to win some of her golden treasure.