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Insider’s tips on the best things to see and do nearby

 Make the most of your time at The Lindisfarne Inn with our insider’s tips on the best things to see and do nearby…

For cycling fans
Hire a bike from Adventure Northumberland or bring your own and explore the quiet country lanes surrounding The Lindisfarne Inn. Circular routes include Berwick, Wooler and Seahouses. A designated cycle track and cycle path links The Lindisfarne Inn to Holy Island causeway.

For walkers
Put your best foot forward and strike out across the famous Pilgrim’s Way to Holy Island, following in the footsteps

For culture vultures
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is just a short drive from The Lindisfarne Inn. Visit the amazing priory there, the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels. Or walk the Elizabethan Walls at Berwick-upon-Tweed. While there, follow in the footsteps of acclaimed artist Lowry who holidayed and was inspired by Berwick and the surrounding area.

For wildlife lovers
Go on a wildlife safari with Northern Experience Wildlife Tours and get up close to Northumberland’s fantastic animal and bird life species. 

For sports enthusiasts
Play a round of golf at one of the many superb courses nearby, including the Championship course at Goswick – just a few minutes’ drive away from The Lindisfarne Inn.

For retail therapy
Browse quirky, independent shops on Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Bridge Street or drive across the Border to the historic market town of Kelso with its cobbled square.

On a rainy day
Explore Lindisfarne Castle, a former Garrison with panoramic sea views. Paint a pot at Pot-a-doodle-do or visit historic Paxton House.

On a sunny day.
Head to Ford and Etal where a host of activities await – from boarding Bunty at the steam railway, or following the mouse trail round the Heatherslaw Corn Mill

 

 

Cycle The Sandstone Way

An all new mountain bike route The Sandstone Way passes The Lindisfarne Inn's doorstep. 

Riders departing on the 120-mile trail can make a headstart to their adventure by spending their first night at The Lindisfarne Inn after arriving at nearby Berwick upon Tweed where the trail begins. 

The Lindisfarne Inn has great facilities for cyclists whether they are stopping overnight or calling in for a well earned bite to eat and drink. 

For more details visit www.sandstoneway.co.uk

Golfing breaks at the Lindisfarne Inn

The Lindisfarne Inn is surrounded by world-class golf courses. Play at links and parkland courses nearby, including the Championship course at Goswick which is just a few minutes drive away.

You can enjoy a round of golf at nearby Goswick and Alnwick Golf courses and stay with us from just £85.50. To book, contact Alnwick Golf Breaks 

Chillingham Wild Cattle

 For the first time in over 300 years the rare Chillingham wild cattle herd has reached over 100 in number.

Completely wild, you can see these magnificent rare creatures in their natural habitat at Chillingham, which is just a short drive from the Lindisfarne Inn. 

Pay a visit to Chillingham Castle too, reputedly one of the most haunted in the country. 

Find out more here.

Photography course

Join professional photographer Andy Craig on a two-hour photo trail on the Northumberland Coast.

Boasting one of the most scenic coastlines on our doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice on what to train your lense on. From coastal castles to stunning rock formations, wildlife and a dazzling array of flora and fauna, Andy will guide you to the best spots to capture that all important 'wow factor' shot.

Find out more at Northumberland Photo Training

Lindisfarne Priory

One of the most famous attractions in the North East, a trip to Lindisfarne Priory is a must.

The epicentre of Christianity in Anglo Saxon times, Lindisfarne Priory was once the home of St. Oswald. This serene setting was the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world’s most precious books. Ransacked by marauding Viking raiders in the 8th century, the evocative ruins of Lindisfarne Priory includes the famous ‘rainbow bridge’ which spirals skywards with the ghost of a long-vanished tower.

Today, these peaceful ruins make for a great day out on Holy Island – a tidal island cut off by the mainland twice daily by the North Sea.

For more information and opening times click here.

Lindisfarne Castle

This famous Northumberland landmark has been a fort and the holiday retreat of a wealthy Edwardian bachelor.  

Enjoy wraparound views from Lindisfarne Castle and explore celebrated gardener Gertrude Jekyll's enchanting walled garden, tucked beneath the castle.

Make sure you check the tide times for safe crossing of the causeway here

The National trust flag flies when the castle is open. For more details on openting times and visitor information click here.

Bamburgh Castle

Iconic Bamburgh Castle towers over the sands in the picturesque village of Bamburgh, a short drive away. The Castle is open all year round and look out for events and activities taking place there too.

Lindisfarne Inn guests enjoy 10% discount off admission rates – just ask a member of our staff for details. 

Visit Northumberland

The beauty of Northumberland is that there is so much going on – whatever the weather!

Get inspired with advice and suggestions on an array of activities from walking and cycling to birdwatching and even broom stick training at www.visitnorthumberland.com

You'll find details of the latest events taking place in Northumberland from food festivals to puffin celebrations. 

Guided Walks

With some of the country's most famous trails passing through Northumberland, including the North Sea Trail, St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way, get more from your hike with a guided walk.

Glean inside information, local knowledge and a sherpa service from guided walking companies operating locally including Footsteps Sherpa Van and Shepherds Walks

Northern Experience Wildlife Tours

Get up close to Northumberland's incredible array of wildlife with a Northern Experience Wildlife Tour.

From mini safaris to prestige tours, Northern Experience Wildlife Tours offer exclusive, guided, birdwatching, photography and wildlife tours.

With spectacular wildlife including Black Grouse, Peregrine, Goshawk, Osprey, Roseate Tern, Grey Seal, Otter, Red Squirrel, Wild Goat, Roe Deer, Minke Whale and White-beaked Dolphin, Northumberland has something for everyone.

Whether you are young or old, new to birdwatching and wildlife tours or already experienced, Northern Experience will improve your chances of finding these beautiful creatures.

Find out more here

Northumbria Days Out

Northumberland has a wealth of attractions just waiting to be discovered! This handy photo eBook reveals hidden gems as well as Northumberland's most famous sites.

Find out more. 

This is Northumberland

Handy information about Northumberland covering events, activities and insider tips to make the most of your stay with us.

Visit  www.thisisnorthumberland.com for more details. 

Our Coast Our Sea

Fascinating facts and things to do on the Northumberland Coast which is just on The Bamburgh Castle Inn's doorstep.

Activities and fun for all ages. See www.ourcoastoursea.org.uk for more details.