The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, commonly known as either Holy Island or Lindisfarne, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, which constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century, it was an important centre of Celtic Christianity under Saints Aidan of Lindisfarne, Cuthbert, Eadfrith of Lindisfarne and Eadberht of Lindisfarne. After the Viking invasions and the Norman conquest of England, a priory was re-established. A small castle was built on the island in 1550.
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Explore the Elizabethan town walls of Berwick-Upon-Tweed on this interesting circular walk. The easy walk runs for just over a mile so should suit most abilities. Along the way there's nice views of the River Tweed, the Royal Tweed Bridge and the impressive Royal Border Bridge, part of the East Coast Main Line. Other highlights include a number of Bastions (forts) and the Bell Tower which was built in 1577.
With Lily ponds, planted borders, wildlife to spot and a fun Q&A trail to follow. There are also events held year-round in the Parks. Both Castle Vale and Coronation Parks lead to a beautiful riverside walk along the Tweed (locally called the New Road)
A seaside village located on the south side of the River Tweed, just opposite Berwick-upon-Tweed, and next door to Tweedmouth. Indeed, it is a bit difficult to separate Spittal from its more famous neighbours, though Spittal has the advantage of one of the best beaches in Northumberland! There is an attractive seafront, with a promenade along the shore, and easy access to Berwick.
Berwick Boat Trips offer a choice of River &Sea Trips. Daily Sailings from Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Enjoy unsurpassed views of the town and sail past several historical sites. On our Sea Trips, you might be lucky
enough to spot seals and dolphins.
Set in spacious, 18th-century barracks, this museum showcases military history exhibits &artifacts.
Built for a dashing young Scottish laird, Patrick Home of Billie, in 1758 on a ridge overlooking the majestic River Tweed, Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain. On view are 12 period rooms, many boasting interiors by Robert Adam and the finest collections of furniture by Thomas Chippendale including the unique star-backed chairs in the lady's bedroom. There are also exquisite Regency period Scottish furniture, designed by William Trotter of Edinburgh. The House was extended in 1811 by George Home, 16th Laird of Wedderburn, to include the largest purpose built picture gallery in a Scottish Country House, in which are now housed over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Magdalene Fields is the first or last golf course in England depending on whether you are travelling north or south. The course is situated five minutes from the centre of the ancient town of Berwick upon Tweed.
Teeing up at the first hole you are just yards from the famous Elizabethan walls. By the time you reach the signature par three eighth hole (played over a cove) you have a wonderful view of the cliffs leading into Scotland. After the turn, from the tenth there is an equally stunning view of the Northumberland coast with Bamburgh and Holy Island castles clearly in view.
For over a hundred years golf has been played on the Goswick Links, which lie some 7 miles south of the old garrison town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, on the east coast of north Northumberland.To the West the Cheviot Mountain Range overlooks the coastal strip with Goswick Links lying between the railway line and sands. The Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle lie to the South and looking North the low Lammermuir Hills lie just beyond the River Tweed and The Scottish Borders. The original nine holes were laid out in 1890 by James Braid and extended in 1894 to 18 holes. In 1964 the original nine holes were modified by Frank Pennick. Recently four new greens and four new tees have been added. The course now measures over 6600 yards and can be stretched to 6800 yards from back tees.
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Eyemouth Golf Club perched upon the top of Gunsgreen Hill, provides spectacular views over the picturesque coastal fishing town of Eyemouth and the rugged East Berwickshire coastline. Open for a full round of golf nearly every day, this challenging 18-hole cliff top links is an enjoyable and worthwhile test of golf. It’s 6th Hole, ‘A Still No Ken’voted ‘Britain’s No 1 Most Extraordinary Golf Hole’has been included in the Top 18 Holes in Scottish Golf 2015. Eyemouth also boasts ‘The Hawkness Monster’–Scotland’s longest hole at 656 yards when played from the tiger tee.
Home to the Joicey family for over 100 years, this large rural Northumberland estate offers a host of places to visit and things to do and a great range of accommodation. Centred on the two villages of Ford &Etal which lie in the valley of the River Till, between the Scottish Border and the Cheviot Hills and just a few miles inland from Holy Island and Bamburgh, a visit here is a journey with no set trail or prescribed route. Whether exploring the corn mill, walking the Flodden battlefield, viewing the stunning pre-Raphaelite paintings in Ford, riding on the steam railway, enjoying home baking in one of the tearooms, or exploring the more hidden corners of this estate we offer you a warm Northumbrian welcome and a great day out!
The historic town of Eyemouth, 5 miles north of the border with England, boasts a natural harbour and fine coastal scenery. Eyemouth is a small town and civil parish in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is 2 miles east of the main north-south A1 road and just 8 miles north of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Saunter along the bustling harbour of this colourful fishing village and browse an Aladdin’s Cave of shops in this popular seaside holiday resort. Board a Billy Shiel or Serenity boat trip bound for the Farne Islands, one of the UK’s top wildlife experiences. During the breeding season around 150,000 seabirds vie for space here. Get dive bombed by terns on Inner Farne and encounter curious grey seals that make up one of the country’s largest colonies. Sup a pint of Farne Island ale in a friendly inn’s beer garden overlooking the islands themselves and take in the sights of Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island.
Bamburgh Castle has stood guard above the spectacular Northumberland coastline for over 1,400 years. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country.
Norham Castle is a castle in Northumberland, England, overlooking the River Tweed, on the border between England and Scotland. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The castle saw much action during the wars between England and Scotland.
Why not take a walk to the Union Chain Bridge which was completed in 1820 and is a suspension bridge that spans the River Tweed and links England to Scotland.To round off your visit take tea in the cafésituated in a double decker bus! Yes, that’s right! Goodies available include honey flapjack, honey sponge and superb heather honey ice cream (made for us by Doddington Dairy).
Lying within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this beach is prefect long windswept walks. Both the Northumberland Coast Path and the National Cycle Route pass nearby. This beach is a great spot to come for birdwatching or just to look in the rock pools.
Alnwick Castle is a castle and country house in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of The 12th Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest and renovated and remodelled a number of times.
The Alnwick Garden is a complex of formal gardens adjacent to Alnwick Castle in the town of Alnwick, Northumberland, England. The gardens have a long history under the Dukes of Northumberland, but fell into disrepair until revived at the turn of the 21st century.