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Visiting Northumberland??

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badguider Tue 23-Apr-13 19:27:00

I have a vague idea that I might quite like to visit Lindisfarne and Alnwick (are they near each other) and that area generally this summer while heavily pregnant but I don't know. What is there to actually do at Lindisfarne?
Is there anything else good in the area?

We normally do a lot of very physical stuff on holiday so what can I do at about 7 or 8 mnths pregnant?

Also, we will have our new campervan by then, where could we stay with it?


Imflabulous Tue 23-Apr-13 19:34:55

Not a whole lot to do on lindisfarne, there is the priory and beach etc but you could do it in a day. Alnwick has the castle and gardens, large book shop, little museum etc and is about 30 mins from lindisfarne.

Add alnmouth, seahouses, bamburgh, warkworth to the list too all not far from each other and worth a visit.

I would say staying near to alnwick would be a perfict base as near shops etc and central to most places imo.

badguider Tue 23-Apr-13 19:44:10

Sounds like we could make a nice week out of it. If DH brings his road bike then I can let him work off his excess energy while I waddle about like a landed whale smile

Bunbaker Tue 23-Apr-13 19:58:41

There are literally loads of places to visit in Northumberland. Lindisfarne also has a castle worth visiting.

Places worth visiting:
Alnwick plus castle and garden
Farne Islands
Bamburgh castle
Hauxley nature reserve
Belsay Hall
Woodhorn colliery museum
Ford and Etal
Hatherslaw light railway
Ingram Valley
Hadrian's Wall
Most of the coast

I would suggest you stay in the Rothbury or Alnwick area as it is pretty central to where most of the places worth visiting are.

Make sure you check the tide timetable before visiting Holy Island. Every year there are a few idiots who get themselves on the news because they tried to cross the causeway at the wrong time and got stranded.

badguider Tue 23-Apr-13 20:33:17

Brilliant! Thank you.

We've been to Keilder a few times mountain biking. We will probably come down via Keilder and back via the coast. It'll be fun smile

babybarrister Tue 23-Apr-13 20:36:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bunbaker Tue 23-Apr-13 20:45:34

I don't work for the tourist office, but spend a lot of time there as OH is from Northumberland. It is a wonderful place for a holiday.

Butterkistbutterkistrarara Fri 26-Apr-13 10:54:53

we loved the Heatherslaw light railway, pot-a-doodle-do a ceramic place/café/and an outdoor swing set, and Chain bridge honey farm.

Have a great time.

FrameyMcFrame Mon 29-Apr-13 11:04:44

if you like staying in caravans this place is good. Has a heated outdoor kids pool and nice play areas
Waren Park

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