Things to do in the area

Places to visit during your stay at Cross House Cottages

Warkworth, Northumberland

Warkworth is a great base for many outdoor activities with its many beaches, rivers and the Cheviot Hills all nearby.

All the pictures above are taken within a 40 min walk of the cottages. If you are planning on bringing your 4 legged friend then the beaches are dog friendly all year round as are many of the bars and cafes. Local attractions not to be missed are Warkworth Castle (one of many castles in the area) and the Hermitage. A lovely river also runs through the village and is pretty at any time of year. It can be followed to arrive in Amble in 30 mins arriving at a pictuesque harbour and marina.

Further afield there is plenty of history to explore including Alnwick Castle (where Harry Potter was filmed) and Hadrians wall (famous for its many roman forts). If nature is more your thing then don’t miss the boat trip to the Farne Islands from Seahouses. If you go in the summer you’ll see the puffins and get dive bombed by the Arctic terns – so don’t forget your hat!! In the Autumn you should see the baby seals. Or closer by boat trips round Coquet Island leave from Amble Harbour also giving you a chance to see the local wildlife.

If you would rather relax and put your feet up, or you want to chill after a busy day exploring, then there are plenty of great places to eat and drink with much of the produce locally sourced. The variety ranges from Bistros and restaurants to classic pub food, from tea rooms to fish and chips and take aways. There really is something for everyone.

There is a local bus service that runs through the village on a regular basis and Newcastle, Edinburgh and beyond can be reached by train from Alnmouth Train station only 3 miles away.

You will find the Northumbrians a friendly bunch and there is always a warm welcome wherever you go.