Northumberland in the north east of England is a stunning holiday destination. Whether you are looking for a short break, a weekend away or a week’s holiday, Northumberland has so much to offer. From the historic Hadrian’s Wall, to the coast of Alnwick, the seaside town of Seahouses and beautiful city of Durham, Northumberland and the surrounding area is a fantastic place for a UK holiday.
Sykes Cottages have an excellent selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in Northumberland, providing the perfect base for you to explore the sleepy villages, beautiful beaches and buzzing cities that that north east of England has to offer. Here are some suggestions of places to visit from your Northumberland cottage.
Traditional seaside charm at Seahouses
Seahouses is a charming traditional seaside town situated approximately 20 miles north of Alnwick. A popular holiday destination, Seahouses is a popular place for fishing making it a great place to tuck into a hearty serving of fish and chips on the beach!
The Farme Islands, a cluster of 15-20 small islands depending on the tide, just off the coast of Seahouses provide a fantastic destination for scuba diving enthusiasts.The Seahouses Festival that take place in June each year is a great place to learn more about the local area and its stunning wildlife. However you choose to spend your time in Seahouses, staying in a self catering holiday cottage in Seahouses means that you can explore the best of the area by day and when the evening comes, retreat to your charming holiday cottage.
Fact and fiction at Alnwick
However you choose to spend your holiday in Alnwick, one thing is for sure – you will be spoilt for choice! Alnwick is arguably one of the most picturesque places in Northumbria with character filled cobbled streets and lovely little shops to wander around as well as the Alnwick Garden, one of the best contemporary gardens in the UK. Harry Potter fans will love visiting Alnwick Castle, featured heavily in the Harry Potter films as Hogwarts – a must for all Harry Potter fans!
City charm at Durham
Durham is a truly unique university city, situated within easy reach of your holiday accommodation in Northumberland. The potent blend of the historic cathedral, winding river and bussing shopping scene, Durham is well worth a visit.
Planning a trip to Northumberland? Visit the Official Tourism website for the area for more information about days out and local events. Why wait? Book your next holiday to Northumberland today! Contact us to rent a holiday cottage in Northumberland!