Cottages in Central Northumberland
Choose from a superb selection of holiday cottages in Central Northumberland and enjoy a refreshing short break or stay longer with friends and family and explore more that this fabulous area has to offer! There is a great variety of things to do and places to visit for great days out in Northumberland, including the AONB Northumberland coast with coastal villages within easy reach including Alnmouth, Warkworth and Amble and the stunning Northumberland National Park with miles of stunning woodlands, rivers, valleys and the impressive Simonside and Cheviot Hills for those that like to explore new heights.
Within easy reach of your holiday cottage in Northumberland, you are never far from stunning scenery and top attractions. Staying in the medieval market town of Alnwick, you can look forward to visiting The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle. Located in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick, both the castle and gardens are well worth a visit with lots of fun-filled activities to be enjoyed from learning how to ride a broomstick at the castle to exploring one of the world’s largest treehouses in the Alnwick Garden. Alnwick Castle, will delight both Harry Potter and Downton Abbey fans who can walk in the footsteps of their favourite characters and relive their favourite on-screen moments.
Shoppers will love the bustling market towns and picturesque villages in Northumberland, including Alnwick, Morpeth and Ponteland where there is a great choice of shops to peruse including a mix of local gift and craft shops, as well as other popular high street stores. Take a break from shopping and relax in one of the many wonderful local coffee shops, tearooms, restaurants or pubs.
Northumberlandia is well worth visiting during your holiday. Otherwise known as ‘The Lady of the North’, this huge earth sculpture of a reclining lady stands 100 feet high and spans a quarter of a mile. There are four miles of paths on and around this impressive landform which has a lake and woodland surrounding it. A café and visitor centre are also on site.
Nearby, The Cheese Loft Café in Blagdon is a must visit for cheese lovers. Enjoy the Indulgent, Cheese Lovers Afternoon tea and sample some of the delicious varieties of cheese made by The Northumberland Cheese Company. You can also book a cheese tour during your visit and watch the cheese being made!
Whatever the weather has in store during your stay, Northumberland has it covered. When the sun doesn’t shine, spend time at Barter Books, one of Europe’s largest second hand bookshops set in an Alnwick’s old train station. Cosy up in front of the fire and immerse yourself in your new favourite book. There is also the Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre in Alnwick which has a large indoor swimming pool and bouldering wall.
National Trust properties, including Cragside House, gardens and estate and Wallington Hall and gardens are near the market town of Morpeth and provide great family days out with lots to explore both inside and out. Spend a day at English Heritage’s Belsay Hall, Castle and gardens discovering the magical Quarry Garden, lake, castle and Grecian style hall.