Northumberland & Scottish Borders cottage holidays

Self Catering Cottages in Northumberland & Scottish Borders


Home to England's most tranquil and inspiring National Park, Northumberland is a magical place with romantic coastal ruins to magnificent border fortresses with priceless treasures. Fierce battles once raged over the now peaceful landscape, which is now the perfect setting for a tranquil Northumberland cottage holiday.

Tread the paths the Romans trod, stride over the awe-inspiring Hadrian's Wall – a World Heritage Site, explore the various forts and turrets and the remains of great Abbeys. It is the land of the Sir Walter Scott whose home, Abbotsford House, is open to the public as are many other houses and gardens – all within easy reach of your self catering Northumberland & Scottish Borders holiday cottage.

Walk along mile after mile of clean and safe award-winning golden sandy beaches, lay back and relax amongst the sheltered sand-dunes, or if you are a fan of hers, follow the Catherine Cookson trail. Escape from the mainland by causeway at low tide to the fascinating Holy Island or take a boat trip from the bustling, colourful harbour at Seahouses to the Farne Islands, a major bird sanctuary.

Northumberland and the Scottish Borders have a distinctive sound. It is a song made up of the sound of the sea, the voices of the people, the curlews on the moors and hills and of course its music. The Northumbrian pipes and the music of the area, sometimes atmospheric, plaintive and evocative but always mesmerising, sing of the history, the hardship and the joy of the people and the land. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience all this for yourself with a self catering holiday cottage in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

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Some Northumberland & Scottish Borders Attractions

Bamburgh
The Magnificent Castle
Grace Darling Museum
Bamburgh Castle's Aviation Artefacts Museum

Alnwick
Majestic and imposing Castle
The exciting Alnwick Gardens
Alnwick Garden Treehouse (one of the largest treehouses in Europe)

Seahouses
Whale, dolphin and seabird cruises
Farne Island boat trips
Grace Darling lighthouse

Hadrian's Wall
A World Heritage site – Roman forts at
Vindolanda, Corbridge, Chesters and Housteads
Museums and exhibitions

Lindisfarne
Lindisfarne Priory
Heritage Centre
Lindisfarne Castle

Holy Island
Reached only by causeway at low tide

Dunstanburgh
Ruined coastal castle

Warkworth
Ruined castle
Riverside walks
Warkworth Hermitage – 14th century chapel
Rowing boat and canoe hire

Rothbury
Cragside House and 900 acre gardens
Riverside walks

Hexham
Horse racing
Open air markets

Kielder Water
Largest man-made lake
Watersports, water cruises
Landrover safaris
Forest Walks, cycling trails, picnic sites
Visitor centres

Alnmouth
Alnmouth Golf Club
Birdwatching
Pubs and tearooms

Replica Watches
Replica Watches


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