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The Mill House  
Chatton

Alnwick

Northumberland

NE66 5RA

Attractions

The Cheviot Hills - some of the best walking within the Northumberland National Park, a wild romantic landscape of rounded hills and valleys.  A picnic or paddle in the Breamish Valley is a perfect day out.  The dramatic waterfall of Linhope Spout is worth a visit for walkers as is dramatic climb up to the highest point in Northumberland the Cheviot summit.

 

Bamburgh - 9 miles to the East was once known as the Ancient Capital of Northumbria.  It hosts outstanding beaches and an imposing complete castle still in use today.  It is also classified as being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Grace Darling the famous lighthouse keepers daughter is also at rest here as well a museum dedicated to her memory.

 

Seahouses - 11 miles to the South East is a small working fishing port and a gateway to the Farne Islands with one of the largest grey seal colonies and a haven for numerous sea birds.

 

Holy Island/Lindisfarne Priory - Originally home to the Lindisfarne Gospels and St Cuthbert, Holy Island is reached by a causeway at low tide, there is recorded history from the 6th century and it boasts a 16th century castle with spectacular views and the Lindisfarne Priory famous for its mead.

 

Berwick upon Tweed -  is the northernmost town in England, on the east coast at the mouth of the River Tweed and has changed hands many times over the centuries between Scotland and England.  It is an impressive bastioned town which is fully walled and has some of the best preserved Elizabethan ramparts in Europe which were updated in the 17th and 18th century.

 

Alnwick - an historic market town situated in the heart of Northumberland with the impressive Alnwick Castle and gardens, which is the ancestrial home to the Duke of Northumberland and found fame in the Harry Potter movies.  Alnwick's Market Place is also the centre for local events including Alnwick's International Music Festival, local and continental markets and the Farmers Market held on the last Friday of each month. 

 

Alnmouth - A picturesque village situated 4 miles south east of Alnwick, it boasts the 4th oldest golf club in England.

 

Cragside - is the country house of the former Lord Armstrong, built into a rocky hillside with a four kilometer forest garden open to the public , it is the first house to be lit using hydro electric power.

 

Etal and Ford Railway - also known as Heatherslaw light railway, is a 15 gauge steam railway running from Heatherslaw 6.4 kilometers to Etal Village.  At Heatherslaw you can see the only working water mill in Northumberland and at Etal the haunting 14th century castle.

 

Flodden Battelfield - walk the footsteps of the soldiers who fought on the Flodden battefield over 500 years ago.  The forces of Henry VIII of England and King James IV of Scotland fought in probably the bloodiest battle on English soil.

        

Numerous Castles, golf courses, walking routes are available for your enjoyment within easy reach.

 

 

 

 

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