Northumberland Journals

Places I Have Visited in Northumberland

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A travel journal to Northumberland by Jennifer23

Bamburgh Castle Photo, Northumberland, England More Photos
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Lindisfarne Castle

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Attraction | "A Peaceful and Tranquil Island"

Lindisfarne Castle Photo, Lindisfarne, United Kingdom
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I recently spent a few days in Northumberland, and took the opportunity to return to Lindisfarne, or Holy Island as it is probably better known.Locally, the island is rarely referred to as 'Lindisfarne'. The signposts mostly state 'Holy Island'. Following on from the murderous and bloodthirsty attack on the monestary by the Vikings in 793AD, it obtained its local name from the observations made by the Durham monks: 'Lindisfarne - baptised in the blood of so many good men - truly a 'Holy Island'. Its more appropriate title is 'The Holy Island of Lindisfarne'.Travelling along the A1 south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, you will notice Holy Island signposted. After turning off from ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 5, 2009

Lindisfarne Castle
Near Berwick-upon-Tweed
Lindisfarne TD15 2SH
+44 1289 389244

Bamburgh Castle

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Attraction | "No Castle Can Claim a More Dramatic Setting..."

Bamburgh Castle Photo, Northumberland, England
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Standing majestically up here on the North East coast is Bamburgh Castle.To anyone visiting Northumberland's beautiful coastline, Bamburgh Castle is a beautiful site, and there surely are few castles that can claim a more dramatic setting.It sits on an outcrop of rocks overlooking the long sandy beach, and is a place I have visited many times over the years, as I love the remoteness of the coast here, and I also love to visit castles and cathedrals.I can vividly recall one of my earliest visits, sitting on the huge canons here, and having my photograph taken with my Mum and Dad when I was around 5 years old.~~~~~~~~HISTORY~~~~~~~~There is evi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 15, 2009

Bamburgh Castle

Northumberland NE69 7DF
+44 1668 214515

Warkworth Castle

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Attraction | "A Coastal Treasure"

Warkworth Castle Photo, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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On my recent visit to Northumberland which is not far from where I live, I took the time to visit some castles and places of interest which I had not been to for a few years, and Warkworth Castle was on my list of places to re-visit.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHERE IS WARKWORTH CASTLE?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Warkworth Castle sits proudly on top of a hill overlooking the River Coquet in the historic village of Warkworth on the coast of Northumberland. Visitors in the springtime will see the hill covered with hundreds of daffodils.As the River Coquet joins the sea, you will find this picturesque village and the nearby port of Amble, with its marina and braid....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 11, 2009

Warkworth Castle
Warkworth
Morpeth, England NE65 0UJ
+44 1665 711423

The Kings Head Hotel

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Hotel | "'Nowt posh or la-di-da' - just hearty, wholesome, food!"

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The Kings Head Hotel is a place I came across when having a drive out in the country one day a few years ago.It can be found overlooking the cobbled town square in the rural village of Allendale, in Northumberland, and has been there since the late 17th century.We first drove into Allendale by following the signposts from the A69, which is a long stretch of road running from Newcastle, and following part of Hadrian's Wall, to Carlisle. Allendale lies about halfway across the A69, 10 miles south of Hexham. We have returned here many times since our first visit.Allendale always seems very quiet and is described as a sleepy village. it has a few pubs, little shops and parking spac...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2009

The Kings Head Hotel
Market Pl
Allendale, Northumberland, England
01434 683681

Dunstanburgh Castle

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Attraction | "A Beautiful and Remote Ruin"

Dunstanburgh Castle Photo, Alnwick, England
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I am fortunate in that living in the North East of England, Northumberland is right on my doorstep. Despite visiting the castles and heritage sites of Northumberland regularly over the years, I had never visited Dunstanburgh Castle until last week.I had seen the castle on TV, photographs and paintings, but actually visiting the castle was most impressive, not only because it is such a dramatic ruin, but also because of its very remote setting on the coast. I read that Turner painted the castle many times, often getting up at the crack of dawn to do so!The castle occupies a prominent headland inbetween Embleton and Craster. From Craster there is a gentle slope towards the castle...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2009

Dunstanburgh Castle
Craster
Alnwick, Northumberland, England NE66 3TT
+44 1665 576231