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BAMBURGH CASTLE GOLF CLUB

“Our stunning location has often seen the club quoted as one of the most scenic in Britain, and with views such as those above it is little wonder why. Offering views of Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands, the Cheviots and of course Bamburgh Castle, the course is one of the truest links experiences to be had in England.”

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GOSWICK LINKS GOLF CLUB, pictured above, is just four miles from The Old School

“We are a traditional Northumberland seaside Golf links open virtually 365 days per year. In winter, our guests play to original greens (no temporaries here) from dedicated grass winter tees. Selected as an Open Qualifying course, we are confident your day with us will leave you with many happy memories. Northumberland Golf at it’s best!”

MAGDALENE FIELDS GOLF CLUB, BERWICK 

“Magdalene Fields is the first or last golf course in England depending on whether you are travelling north or south. Teeing up at the first hole you are just yards from the famous Elizabethan walls. By the time you reach the signature par three eighth hole (played over a cove) you have a wonderful view of the cliffs leading into Scotland. After the turn, from the tenth there is an equally stunning view of the Northumberland coast with Bamburgh and Holy Island castles clearly in view.”

Walking

Walking

THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST PATH

The Northumberland Path offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe. It stretches for 103 km along the Northumberland Coast from Cresswell in the South to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the North – almost past our doorstep!

ST CUTHBERT’S WAY

Bridging the national border between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route  links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine.

Cycling

Cycling

COAST AND CASTLES CYCLE ROUTE

Part of National Cycle Network Route 1, the Coast and Castles Route runs along the Northumberland Coast between Tynemouth and Berwick upon Tweed, entering the County at Seaton Sluice. The route is highly scenic but relatively flat, which makes it very attractive for many cyclists. It takes in many attractions en route, including the castles at Warkworth, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh, Druridge Bay Country Park, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Woodhorn Museum.

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Dunstanburgh

Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. A legacy of its turbulent past, including the infamous Border wars which raged from the 14th to 16th centuries, Northumberland boasts more than 70 castle sites.  Many have long since disappeared, some, like Dunstanburgh Castle (above), are romantic ruins. See others in their fully restored glory, like Bamburgh Castle as seen on Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland.

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In Northumberland visit embattled Border town Berwick-upon-Tweed with its Elizabethan walls and  Alnwick, home of the famous gardens. Or venture further afield to Newcastle or Edinburgh both 60 miles away on the A1 and 45 minutes by train from Berwick.