Things to do
The Local Area
Warkworth is a great base for many outdoor activities with its many beaches, rivers and the Cheviot Hills all nearby. All the pictures above are taken within a 15 min walk of the cottages. If you are planning on bringing your 4 legged friend then the beaches are dog friendly all year round as are many of the bars and cafes. Local attractions not to be missed are Warkworth Castle (one of many castles in the area - there are about 70 in Northumberland) and the Hermitage. Alnwick Castle and Gardens are only a 10 minute drive away. For any history buffs, as well as the castles, Hadrians wall is nearby. Don't miss the boat trip to the Farne Islands from Seahouses. If you go in the summer you'll see the puffins and get dive bombed by the Arctic terns - so don't forget your hat!! In the Autumn you should see the baby seals. Or closer by boat trips round Coquet Island leave from Amble Harbour also giving you a chance to see the local wildlife. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink with much of the produce locally sourced. The Ship Inn at Low Newton sits in a lovely square and even has it's own microbrewery. If it's seafood you are after The Old Boathouse in Amble is the place to go. For afternoon tea pop in for tea and cake at the Cafe Bertrams in the village. There is a local bus service that runs through the village on a regular basis if you don't want to take the car out and Newcastle, Edinburgh and beyond can be reached by train from Alnmouth Train station only 3 miles away. You will find the Northumbrians a friendly bunch and there is always a warm welcome wherever you go.