Northumberland

Northern Delights

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Overview

Leave Coldstream heading to Wooler before heading on to Chillingham. Take a trip through Barrow Burn en route to Byrness village before winding across to Otterburn. Enjoy Wallington and Belsay before finishing at Morpeth.

Coldstream

Coldstream sits on the Scottish side of the River Tweed. Explore the regimental museum of the Coldstream regiment and take in the river views before heading across the border into Northumberland.

Wooler

The “Gateway to the Cheviots”, Wooler is an old market town and ideal base for those looking to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. Nearby you will find walking, biking, rock climbing, horse riding and fishing.

Chillingham

Visit Chillingham Castle – possibly the most haunted castle in the country – spooky! Explore the 13th century castle, taking in the dungeons, Great Hall and State rooms. And then visit the nearby Chillingham Cattle Park, home to wild white cattle.

Barrow Burn

Passing through Barrow Burn as you explore the national park, you can explore the mixed woodland of Barrow Burn Wood, a haven for wildlife.

Byrness

The last village in England before heading to the Cheviot Hill to reach Scotland, Byrness on the A68 is situated on the Pennine Way. Explore the forest, Catcleugh Reservoir and take in the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Otterburn

Set in the Redesdale Valley, Otterburn is well worth exploring. Just outside the village you will find the site of the Battle of Otterburn. Explore Otterburn Mill with its museum outlining the history of weaving and wool milling in the area. Cross the road and take a walk through woodland across the hills.

Wallington

Wallington is a 13,000 acre estate that has something for everyone. Explore the history of the house and then head out to enjoy the gardens, lawns, lakes and woodland walks – including the walled garden. Walk by the river, enjoy the local wildlife and may be spot the famous red squirrels.

Belsay

Visit Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens for a day of exploration. Take in the Grand Grecian Hall, medieval castle and 40 acres of enchanting gardens including the Quarry Garden and Rhododendron Garden.

Morpeth

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.

Overview

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Coldstream

2
14.3 miles

Wooler

3
6.4 miles

Chillingham

4
27.0 miles

Barrow Burn

5
14.1 miles

Byrness

6
10.4 miles

Otterburn

7
12.6 miles

Wallington

8
6.7 miles

Belsay

9
9.8 miles

Morpeth

What to see and do…

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Brinkburn Priory

Longframlington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8AR

Alnwick Garden

Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU

Travelodge Berwick-upon-Tweed

Travelodge Berwick-upon-Tweed, North Road, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1UQ

About the Northern Delights Trail

Distance:101 miles
Cities / Towns:9
Number Of Businesses:3

Start your journey just over the border in Coldstream, Scotland before crossing the River Tweed and returning to England and reaching the market town of Wooler, the “gateway to the Cheviots”. Check out the haunted castle at Chillingham before climbing to Barrow Burn. Take in the views from the “last village in England” at Byrness before arriving to enjoy the history of Otterburn. Tour the expansive Wallington estate and enjoy Belsay before finally arriving at Morpeth.

Panoramic Vistas

The hills and Northumberland national park offer some stunning views of the countryside. You don’t have to get to the top of the hills to get a good view – but the best panoramic views are worth the effort!

Historic Castles

From ghostly goings on at Chillingham Castle to the Belsay Castle and Gardens, Northumberland provides the visitors with a choice of castles to visit.

Great Outdoors

Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, climbing, canoeing or horse riding, Northumberland is a playground for active outdoors people – who can then retire into the welcoming hostelries, tearooms, pubs and restaurants to recharge!

Also Nearby

Brinkburn Priory

Longframlington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8AR

Alnwick Garden

Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU

Travelodge Berwick-upon-Tweed

Travelodge Berwick-upon-Tweed, North Road, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1UQ