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Family holidays in Northumberland

Can’t wait to get away from it all? This region is full of history and raw beauty just waiting to be explored. There are many temptations on offer, from the rugged coastline and quiet beaches to capital culture and castles. In every direction, it’s uncrowded and unbelievably beautiful.

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Alnwick Castle

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Other

LOCATION:Alnwick Castle,
Alnwick,
Northumberland,
NE66 1NQ

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Discover Alnwick Castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in Europe - home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, through over 700 years of drama, intrigue, tragedy and romance. Harry Potter was even filmed here Only assistance dogs are permitted in the castle and grounds. Distance from Haggerston Castle: 23 miles Distance from Berwick: 32.4 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices

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Bamburgh Castle

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Museum & Attraction Events

LOCATION:Bamburgh Castle,
Bamburgh,
Northumberland,
NE69 7DF

OPEN DATES:Year round

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Each year Bamburgh Castle thrills, enthralls and captivates many thousands of visitors from across the globe with its incredible history, dramatic views and treasure-trove collection of unique pieces which tell the story of Bamburgh’s many reincarnations over the centuries, from Anglo Saxon Royal palace to Victorian inventor and industrialist The First Lord Armstrong’s vision of a perfect castle. Distance from Haggerston Castle:13.3 miles Distance from Berwick: 22.5 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices

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Berwick Upon Tweed Barracks & Main Guard

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Museum

LOCATION:The Parade,
Berwick Upon Tweed,
Northumberland,
TD15 1DF

OPEN DATES:Year round

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Adult:£4.60

Child:£2.80

Family:£12.00

Built in the early 18th century to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, the Barracks was among the first in England to be purpose built. The 'By Beat of Drum' exhibition gives you an insight into the life of the British infantryman from the Civil War to the First World War. A stone's throw away from the Scottish borders and located in a Georgian market town it also boasts a range of other temporary and permanent exhibitions to explore: The King's Own Scottish Borderers museum, the Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery and the Berwick Borough museum. Ticket prices based on barrack price.  Children under 5 go free Family ticket based on 2 adults 3 children Distance from Bewrick: 0.7 miles Distance from Haggerston Castle: 8.9 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices

2017 open times to be confirmed

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Chain Bridge Honey Farm

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Wildlife Centre

LOCATION:Chain Bridge Honey Farm,
Horncliffe,
Berwick-upon-Tweed,
Northumberland,
TD15 2XT

OPEN DATES:Year round

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Beekeeping exhibit & display of vintage machinery. The bees at Chain Bridge Honey Farm can produce up to 50 tonnes of honey in a good season. (ie good weather)The bees begin their honey-making year in fields of oil seed rape. Besides this crop the bees can forage on hawthorn, willowherb borage and phacelia.This mixed flower honey is bottled and named Tweedside honey after its geographical collection area. It is generally light in colour and deliciously sweet in flavour.Towards the end of July, the beekeepers load the hives on to specially designed four- and six-wheel drive vehicles to be transported to the heather moors. August brings the Heather flowers into bloom and with it our delicious Heather Honey! Admission to the visitors centre is free Distance from Haggerston Castle: 6 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices

Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm (CLOSED WEEKENDS)

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Chillingham Castle

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Museum & Attraction Events

LOCATION:Chillingham Castle,
Chillingham,
Alnwick,
Northumberland,
NE66 5NJ

OPEN DATES:3 April-31 October

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A medieval castle continuously owned by the family of the Earls Grey and their relations since the 12th century Distance from Haggerston Castle: 17 miles Distance from Berwick: 26.2 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices

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