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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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Attraction

Bamburgh Castle

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Museum & Attraction Events

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

OPEN DATES:Year round

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prices

Adult:£10.50

Child:£5.00

Family:£25.00

Spectacular castle overlooking Farne Islands and beaches. Enjoy a great day out at Bamburgh Castle. Explore 14 public areas, learn more about the castle from our friendly knowledgeable guides and new audio tour. Watch history being uncovered during live archaeological excavations. Refreshments are available in the Clock Tower Tea Rooms. Specialising in Northumberland produce sample a range of delicious home cooked meals and light snacks. Experience the sights, stories and atmosphere of over two thousand years of history. Visit the stone walls that has witnessed dark tales of royal rebellion, battles, spellbinding legends, and maybe even a few ghostly going ons in this iconic building Family ticket based on 2 adults and up to 3 children Distance from Haggerston Castle:13.3 miles Distance from Bewrick: 22.5 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices

Attraction

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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prices

Adult:£4.00

Child:£2.40

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. Throughout the war between the English and Scottish this 18th century fort was an important military defence Ticket prices based on barrack price. Children under 5 go free 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

Open from April 2014  -  open times to be confirmed

Attraction

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! The Chain Bridge Honey Farm visitor centre was established in the early 1990s to allow the public to discover first hand the extraordinary tale of bees and 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

Open Monday - Friday, November - Easter 10.00am - 5.00pm Open daily Easter - October 10.00am - 5.00pm

Place of interest

Farne Islands

CATEGORY:Place of interest

TYPE:Other

LOCATION:Seahouses Tourist Information Centre,
Seafield Car Park,
Seahouses,
Northumberland,
NE68 7SW

OPEN DATES:Year round

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Take a short boat trip to the Farne Islands and see the thousands of seabirds and puffins that it is home to. Boats depart from Seahouses Harbour (approx. 20 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed). A short boat trip away lies this picturesque isle, perfect for spotting puffins and other seabirds who live there Distance from Haggerston Castle: 16.1 miles Distance from Bewrick: 25.3 miles Information correct at time of publishing, subject to change without prior notice. Please visit attraction website for opening times and prices

Attraction

Ford & Etal

CATEGORY:Attraction

TYPE:Houses & Gardens

LOCATION:The Visitor Centre,
Heatherslaw,
Cornhill-on-Tweed,
Northumberland,
TD12 4TJ

OPEN DATES:Year round

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Ford & Etal is a place to discover. Home to the Joicey family for over 100 years, this large rural Northumberland estate offers a host of places to visit and things to do and a great range of accommodation. Centred on the two villages of Ford & Etal which lie in the valley of the River Till, between the Scottish Border and the Cheviot Hills and just a few miles inland from Holy Island and Bamburgh, a visit here is a journey with no set trail or prescribed route. Whether exploring the corn mill, walking the Flodden battlefield, viewing the stunning pre-Raphaelite paintings in Ford, riding on the steam railway, enjoying home baking in one of the tearooms, or exploring the more hidden corners of this estate we offer you a warm Northumbrian welcome and a great day out! Whether exploring the corn mill, walking the Flodden battlefield, viewing the stunning pre-Raphaelite paintings in Ford, riding on the steam railway, enjoying home baking in one of the tearooms, or exploring the more hidden corners of this estate we offer you a warm Northumbrian welcome and a great day out!

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