For those of you who love an outdoor pursuit, Northumberland and Alnwick are full of exciting activities. From shooting to star gazing. We’ve got it covered. And when you’re in need of relaxation at the end of your day, we’re here with a great choice of whiskies, comfy chairs and cosy rooms to retire to.


Local golf courses to try include:

Goswick, a championship golf course in every sense of the word, is situated six miles south of the beautiful and historic town of Berwick upon Tweed.

Bamburgh, Bamburgh Castle has one of the most beautiful and entertaining courses in Britain. It is short but tricky, fun but thought-provoking.

Alnmouth, Foxton, although the course has a coastal location it has parkland turf and a reputation for the quality of its greens and excellent presentation.

Dunstunburgh, there are holes to challenge golfers of all skill levels and ages. It is a traditional links course, created by the great golf course architect, James Braid.


Alnwick Parks the estate of the Duke of Northumberland is literally on our doorstep and offers exceptional game shooting for all levels, in spectacular surroundings.

There are many other commercial shoots in the area, including Calally, Harehope, Scrainwood and Ellingham, catering for parties throughout the Partridge and Pheasant season.


The Northumberland Coastal Path, Discover castles, golden beaches, wildlife and history on the Northumberland Coast Path. It’s made for walking.

Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail, is an unbroken 84-mile signposted trail stretching from coast-to-coast, from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-solway in the west.

St. Cuthbert’s Way, The route is among the most varied and exciting of its type, encompassing everything from the rugged terrain of the Cheviot Hills, to the enormous sandy beaches of the Northumberland coast.

Walk Hadrian’s Wall with modern day Centurion Gambax, discover about life in the Roman Army whilst taking in the spectacular views at Cawfields.

The Northumberland Coast

With more than 30 miles of beaches the Northumberland Coast is simply spectacular. Promenade along piers, play at penny arcades and tuck into fish and chips whilst enjoying the sea view at retro-chic seaside towns such as Seahouses.

Visit Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, a seaside village making artistic waves with The Couples, Britain’s first permanent coastal sculpture.

Discover picturesque fishing communities, clustered around sandy coves, like Newton-by-the-Sea.

Horse Riding

Northumberland provides excellent horse-riding for all abilities with miles of quiet country lanes, bridleways and open countryside.

Our beaches make for particularly spectacular riding experiences, you can gallop across miles of deserted sand and take in some our fantastic coastal views and castles.

Heading inland, take an exhilarating upland hack in the stunning Northumberland National Park or the wild expanse of the North Pennines.


Game fishing for salmon, sea trout brown trout or reservoir fishing there are numerous venues available. River fishing can be catered for on the mighty Tweed in the north, to the best English salmon river, the Tyne, in the south. Between these two rivers there are the Coquet, Aln, and Till which all provide exciting opportunities to catch wild fish. The Tyne Angling Passport is a not-for-profit scheme designed to open up new or currently inaccessible areas of river for day-ticket fishing.

Coarse fishing enthusiasts appreciate the relaxed atmosphere of the Tyne and the lower reaches of most of our rivers while casting for perch, roach, dace, gudgeon and pike.

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