The Area

Come and live the outdoor experience in the Northumberland National Park and Dark Skies National Park. 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, dark skies and hidden gems. Your activities whilst staying at Dunns Houses Farmhouse could include a spot of local fishing, golf, horse riding, Kielder Water outdoor activities, a visit to the Dark Skies Observatory, and many more activities. A great place to start your planning is which features our region’s beauty spots, from countryside to coast, and our rich cultural heritage packed with castles and historic houses. Northumberland has a large number of historical houses with beautiful gardens, Abbeys, priories, museums and galleries…

Below are some useful links for planning your trip to Northumberland:


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.


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


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  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, situated 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, 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., which also has flat racing. All are within an easy 45 minute reach of Otterburn.