Northumberland Journals

North East England June '12 Pt3

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A travel journal to Northumberland by koshkha

Farne Islands Photo, Northumberland, England More Photos
Quote: The third part of our week's holiday in the North East of England

Farne Islands

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Attraction | "Puffin Power Part 1"

Farne Islands Photo, Northumberland, England
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When we started planning our trip to the North East of England for the end of June this year, the most northerly part of our itinerary was going to be Lindisfarne. Whilst hunting for somewhere to stay, we came across some information about the Farne Islands. I’m sure we should have known about them, but we didn’t. It took just one word to convince us that a visit was compulsory; that word was PUFFIN!I would guess that almost everyone knows what a puffin looks like – especially if they’ve grown up in the UK – but hardly anyone has ever actually seen one. I put it down to Puffin being the brand name of the children’s range of books from Penguin Books. Their logo made the little black and whi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 18, 2012

Farne Islands

Northumberland, England

Farne Islands

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Attraction | "Puffin Power Part 2"

Farne Islands Photo, Northumberland, England
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There are several islands and whilst you only stop on one of them, there are plenty of things to see as you sail past the islands. There’s an old ruined church and several light houses. The captain tells passengers about Grace Darling and her father and their work rescuing people from ship wrecks. He’s full of interesting anecdotes and slightly worn jokes and the spirits on the boat are very high. But most people are there to see the animals and he knows that’s where our focus will be. He sails up as close as is safe and non-disturbing for the animals so you can see seals basking on the rocks. Most look rather a lot like rocks themselves so you’ll probably find you’re looking at your photos afterwards...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 18, 2012

Farne Islands

Northumberland, England

South Buckton Bed & Breakfast

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Hotel | "South Buckton B&B Part 2"

South Buckton Bed & Breakfast Photo, Northumberland, England
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My favourite feature was the big red sofa from which we could look at the view and the television. It was very comfortable and gave a welcome relief after four days of hotel rooms where we had to sit on the bed all the time. South Buckton has wi fi which is free to use and which came in very welcome after some tricky hotel connections although we did get a power cut which knocked out the router on the first evening and encouraged us to go to bed early.The shared bathroom was a large one with a shower over the bath and sink and toilet. The second toilet was in the room next door and left me a bit baffled by having no sink unit, meaning I had to go back to the main bathroom to wash my hands....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 23, 2012

South Buckton Bed & Breakfast
4 Miles North of Belford
Northumberland, England

South Buckton Bed & Breakfast

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Hotel | "South Buckton B&B Part One"

South Buckton Bed & Breakfast Photo, Northumberland, England
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When my husband decided he wanted to go to Lindisfarne during our June holiday we discovered that it’s not a place where you can easily find affordable accommodation. The problem with Lindisfarne is that it’s not exactly an island and not exactly part of the mainland. It’s joined to the mainland by a causeway and for many hours of each day when the tide is in Lindisfarne is effectively cut off from the rest of the world. Since the accessible hours vary with the tides it can be a tricky place to visit and an even trickier place to stay. Get the timing a wee bit wrong and you can find yourself stuck on the island or unable to get to it and I don’t want that kind of stress on my holiday.He fo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 23, 2012

South Buckton Bed & Breakfast
4 Miles North of Belford
Northumberland, England

Indian Brasserie

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Restaurant | "A poor choice"

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The small Northumberland seaside town of Seahouses doesn't offer too much in the way of culinary excitement. It's a place blessed with a superfluity of fish and chip shops and old-style cafes but in the evenings your choices are very limited. A good portion of fish and chips can be a very traditional delight but it's not the sort of thing you can (or should) eat every day. We had checked out the various dining options after going to the Farne Islands to see the puffins and had identified two Indian restaurants as possible places for dinner. We were staying about 10 miles away, closer to Lindisfarne island and drove back to Seahouses on our second night in the area.There are two Indian rest...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 22, 2012

Indian Brasserie
Main Street
Seahouses, Northumberland