Northumberland: what to see

Northumberland: what to see


There are lots of events organised throughout the year in Northumberland. To plan your itinerary you can click on the various links throughout our website to find out what’s happening during your stay at Dunns Houses Farmhouse. We are perfectly situated to explore a huge range of historical treasures, beautiful landscapes and hidden gems. Your activities whilst staying at Dunns Houses Farmhouse could include a spot of local fishing, golf or horse riding. A great place to start your planning is www.northumberland.gov.uk, Click on where to go.Which features our region’s beauty spots, from countryside to coast, and our rich cultural heritage packed with castles and historic houses see www.english-heritage.org.uk click on the map of the north east also www.nationaltrust.org.uk search Northumberland a lot of theHitorical houses with beautiful gardens. Abbeys and priories. Museums and galleries…

Walking:

There are many breathtaking walks to be found in the region. The Northumberland National Park have a great deal of information about the local area. Try a guided tour, pick your own route, or even try rock climbing. There are many walks through towns and hills, and keen walkers could climb the summit of the highest peak in Northumberland, The Cheviot

Golf

Visit Northumberland has a comprehensive round up of many of the best golf courses in the region. Rothbury Golf ClubThere is also a Bellingham Golf Club 7 mile from Dunns houses Farmhouse B & B.

Northumberland: things to do

Northumberland: things to do

Fishing:

Dunns Houses has it’s own private stretch of The River Rede for fishing by guests. See our fishing page for further details. Also discover further fishing spots in Northumberland. We also suggest visiting the Caistron Lake trout fishery, and Hardy fishing.

Historical Interest:

There are many castles and forts to discover that show what a rich past the region has.Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter fans take note!) and Gardens are a must to visit, or a visit further up the beautiful Northumberland Coast to Dunstanburgh Castle, situauated between the glorious Embleton beach, and the equally glorious fishing port of Craster (think kippers!). For Halls and Gardens, Belsay Hall is a treat, as is Wallington Hall. Many of Northumberland’s beautiful gardens are open to the public, a full guide is available, and one of the high points is Lord Armstrong’s Cragside House.

Horse Racing:

There is plenty of horse racing locally to enjoy during your stay. There is the National Hunt at some of the most beautiful and friendly courses click on the links below to book tickets.

www.kelso-races.co.uk 

www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk, which also has flat racing. All are within an easy 45 minute reach of Otterburn.

Family Activities:

Rock climbing, otter safari, learn to fly birds of prey, pond dipping, cycling, walking, to explore the rich flora and fauna of Northumberland, bat watching, deer stalking night watchers! Further details and many more activities can be arranged on the forestry website.You can go on Astronomical experience at the Kielder Observatory only 14 miles away learn all about our Dark skys or venture to Kielder Water, a huge man made lake packed with water sports, the venue of the Kielder Marathon.