Newcastle Away Days
over 60 minutes drive
Howick Hall and Gardens - www.howickhallgardens.com
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 (www.belfordhiddenhistory.co.uk)
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-castle.com/)
Chillingham Cattle – the famous wild white cattle, the only ones in the UK who now live on enclosed parkland on
the Chillingham Estate (www.chillinghamwildcattle.com)
Ford and Etal Estates - https://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/ including
Hay Farm Heavy Horses - https://www.hayfarmheavies.co.uk/
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
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 - https://www.chainbridgehoney.com/
Wallington Hall - historic National Trust property www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens - click here for more information
Still to come - information on:
The Borders (including Paxton House)