Newcastle Away Days over 60 minutes drive
Bamburgh Castle
Howick Hall and Gardens -  Seahouses – fishing port Farne Islands trips – sailing from Seahouses Beadnell – fishing village Bamburgh – small historic coastal village Bamburgh Castle - stunning Grade I listed building, the Royal Seat of the Kings of Northumbria and the family home of the Armstrong family since 1894. Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Click here for more information Grace Darling’s Grave, Bamburgh Click here for more details Bamburgh Beach - golden sands with a backdrop of magnificent Bamburgh Castle.  This beach will look familiar as it has featured in a number of feature films and TV series. Belford Museum – located in a small market town accessed via the A1 ( Kirkley Hall Zoo – a great family day out! Accessed via the A1 and B6524 . Follow signs to Kirkley Hall Campus. ( Chillingham Castle – medieval castle ( Chillingham Cattle – the famous wild white cattle, the only ones in the UK who now live on enclosed parkland on the Chillingham Estate ( Ford and Etal Estates -  including Hay Farm Heavy Horses - Kirkharle Courtyard – Birthplace of the famous landscape gardener Capability Brown, take a stroll around the serpentine lake which is the final piece of Brown’s designs to become a reality and follow the family trail. Take a gentle walk and explore the nearby Grade 1 listed St Wilfrid’s Church where Capability Brown was baptised. Berwick – historic Border town accessed via A1 Berwick Barracks - built in the 18th century to the design of distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, Berwick Barracks one of the first in England to be purpose built. Berwick Castle + Ramparts - The remains of a medieval castle from the Anglo-Scottish skirmishes together with impressive bastioned town defences (the most complete in England), which surround the whole town..  Mainly Elizabethan but updated in 17th + 18th centuries, the whole circuit can be walked. L S Lowry Trail - Lowry was drawn to Berwick by its architecture and sea views.  He stayed at the Castle Hotel near the station and produced more than 20 paintings and drawings of Berwick during his visits. The Trail follows his steps and shows some of Berwick’s hidden gems such as the Elizabethan Walls, the town, Tweedmouth and Spittal.  The full trail takes approx 3 hours. Berwick Bridges - There are three bridges spanning the River Tweed at berwick. Berwick Bridge, also known as the Old Bridge is a Grade I listed stone bridge built between 1611 and 1624. There is a new road bridge which is now the main road entrance to the town centre and there is the famous Royal Border Bridge which is a Grade I listed railway viaduct built between 1847 and 1850, when it was opened by Queen Victoria. These bridges can best be seen from Meg’s Mount  - said to have gained its name from a cannon called “Roaring Meg” is a demi-bastion on Berwick Ramparts, which means that it is shaped like half an arrow-head, and was built in the reign of Elizabeth I as part of her defence system for the town. Visitors climbing to the top of Meg’s Mount see views down the coast to Holy Island and Bamburgh, and along the Tweed Valley to the Southern Uplands of Scotland. Chainbridge Honey Farm -  Wallington Hall - historic National Trust property  Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens - click here for more information Still to come - information on: The Borders (including Paxton House) York Edinburgh Carlisle