Venturing out

Great places to visit in our area.

Heading west towards Rothbury, you will find Cragside (7.6 miles West) – a beautiful Victorian country house and gardens where the rhodendrons in May and June throw up a riot of colour as you drive through the estate. The hall was once the house of Lord Armstrong and was the first lit by hydroelectricity.

Recent work has been done on its iron bridge which was re-opened to the public in 2009 and is well worth a visit. If you are new to the area you shouldn’t miss a visit to Alnwick Garden (9.7 miles East) with its magnificent greenery, fountains and the largest tree house in Europe (which sells very nice hot chocolate at lunchtimes and good food all day.)

Places recommended by people who have stayed in the cabins

Tynemouth (29.8 miles South East)

Craster (16.9 miles North East)

Here are some of our favourites.

hadrians wall

65.9 miles South West

Hadrian’s Wall, also called the Roman Wall, Picts’ Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, is a former defensive fortification of the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 in the reign of the emperor Hadrian.


30.0 miles South

Segedunum was a Roman fort at modern-day Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England, UK. The fort lay at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall near the banks of the River Tyne, forming the easternmost portion of the wall.

Belsay Hall

21.7 miles South East

Belsay Hall is a Regency style country house located at Belsay, Northumberland. It is regarded as the first British country house to be built entirely in the new Greek revival style.

bowes museum

82.5 miles South

The Bowes Museum has a nationally renowned art collection and is situated in the town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham, England. 

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