Leave Tweedmouth for Bamburgh passing through Beal en route. Spend some time in Seahouses before reaching the sands of Embleton. Enjoy the town of Alnwick before reaching Alnmouth. Visit the castle at Warkworth before visiting Amble and winding inland to Morpeth.
On the south bank of the River Tweed, Tweedmouth is an historic village famed for milling, iron manufacture and salmon fishing – the weather vane atop St. Bartholomew Church is in the image of salmon! The 15 arched Old Bridge crosses the River Tweed and is an impressive landmark dating back to 1610.
A village towards the North East coast in area of outstanding natural beauty, Beal affords breath-taking views out towards Lindisfarne and Holy Island. On a clear day, to the north you can see Goswick Sands, and you are close to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne with its abbey ruins and castle and the exciting causeway to drive across.
Bamburgh is dominated by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle standing guard on the coast. Take time to explore the castle, enjoy a picnic on the green in the shadow of the castle and make your way down through the sand dunes to the golden sands – if only the water was a few degrees warmer!
The market and former fishing town of Seahouses is a great place to relax and while away some time and take in the magnificent views. Explore the harbour and may be take a boat trip to the Farne Islands – look out for terns and seals.
Embleton Bay, just a mile from the village is home to delightful sandy beach where you can take in the fresh air of the Northumberland coast, whilst admiring the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. If you are feeling energetic there is a 7 mile circular walk to take in nearby Craster and Low Newton.
Anyone a Harry Potter fan? The medieval market town of Alnwick is home to the simply stunning Alnwick Castle, one of Britain’s iconic castles. Explore the castle, the nearby Alnwick Gardens and head into town for Barter Books, one of the country’s largest second hand bookshop and the Bailiffgate Museum.
A picturesque village on the Aln River Estuary, Alnmouth is home to large sandy beach to be enjoyed by all the family. Enjoy the views, local wildlife – bird watchers will love the place and may be pay a visit to the Ferryman’s Hut – possibly the smallest museum in the country.
Warkworth Castle dominates the skyline of Warkworth village on the rocky spur alongside the River Coquet home to seals and otters. Explore the castle, take a boat trip across the river to the 14th century chapel and enjoy the views.
Amble By the Sea
At the mouth of the River Coquet you can explore the marina, enjoy the local seafood, take in the views to Coquet Island, or if time permits, a boat trip across to the island, home to thousands of breeding puffins each year. Time your visit to Amble right and you can enjoy the country’s only puffin festival.
On the banks of the River Wansbeck you can explore the market town of Morpeth – take in the Bagpipe Museum and the Northumbrian Art and Crafts Gallery or wander the Carlisle Park including the Turner Garden. Foodies will love the many eateries, stacked with local produce.