Things to Do

There are a great many things to do in the local area, explore the walled garden at Wallington Hall: enjoy lunch at Kirkharle Coffee Shop, or just relax at Belsay Hall & Castle

An English Heritage site that includes a medieval castle, Grecian Hall, thirty acres of gardens, a victorian tea room and second hand bookshop. 

3.5 miles away.

The home of Capability Brown,  great walks around the lake, a cafe, artisan shops, art gallery and Browns larder. 

4.9 miles away

Wallington Hall

A National Trust site with a great atmosphere. Visit the house, roam the gardens and woodlands as well as visit the cafe and gift shop. They have their own dragons with a different story to tell. 

5.3 miles away 

Bolam Lake

Country park with woodland and lakeside walks as well as a small cafe.

2 miles away

Shaftoe Crags

A bouldering and climbing venue, with some great walks

3 miles away


Great market town with regular markets and lots of small independent shops on the high street and in the Sanderson Arcade.

11 miles away


A short drive or metro train ride away, Newcastle city has a lot to offer for those who like shopping and a bit of hustle and bustle every now and then. There are some beautiful historic buildings.

16 miles away

Milkhope Centre

A country shopping and food experience with a difference, the blacksmiths coffee shop is an ideal place to stop for a well earned coffee.

13 miles away


Visit the historic market town of Hexham, an abbey, a gaol, a moot hall and lots of cafes – there is a good offering at Hexham.

23 miles away

The Coast

The Northumberland Coast line rivals any in the country for beauty and charm. Stretching for miles you can always find a spot to enjoy.


Kielder is home to a huge reservoir, a forest, a castle, an observatory, a bird of prey centre and so much more. You’ll never be bored at Keilder.

Hadrians Wall

Hadrian built a wall 76 miles long that runs from one side of the country to the other. English Heritage have some amazing attractions along the wall.