Winter Warmer Special Offer


***During February and March, any reservations made for three nights or more will receive a discount on the last nights’ stay. This offer is only applicable with telephone bookings***

Although many attractions may be closed in Northumberland at this time of year, there is still much to do so why not take advantage at a quiet period with beautiful beaches to stroll down or to see our wonderful Dark Skies with some star gazing? Bamburgh Castle is open at the weekend through the winter and for wildlife enthusiasts amongst you, take a boat to the Farne Islands (boats are still running on selected days) or visit one of the nature reserves where rare species of bird can be spotted, at excellent vantage points such as Budle Bay or Newton-by-the-Sea. 

For those seeking a short break away with some quality `me’ time, without the hustle and bustle of the busier months, then this is the perfect time!  Maybe treat a loved one to a romantic getaway for Valentines and coincide a pamper or spa day at the same time. 


Only available with DIRECT bookings only. Not available with other online travel sites. Returning guest discount or other offers do not apply.  

**Newsflash** Northumberland scoops Gold!

We simply had to shout about the recent news that Northumberland has won the gold slot at British Travel Awards!  This is wonderful news for our beautiful county and also very well deserved.  A thank you to those of you who voted for Northumberland via our Facebook and Twitter pages.  The hard work has truly paid off!



Northumberland brings home the gold in ‘Best UK Holiday County/Destination’ in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards. The announcement was made on the 28th November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by more than 800 travel industry people.

Competition was fierce this year with Northumberland pitted against nine other regions including Cornwall, Peak District, Scottish Highlands, Cumbria & The Lake District. Having been pipped to the winners post by Cornwall for the past four years Northumberland Tourism and Northumberland County Council ran a joint campaign via social media encouraging people to vote for Northumberland.

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “Northumberland is to be congratulated on winning Best UK Holiday County/Destination. The British Travel Awards are the only travel industry accolade voted for exclusively by the consumer and the Awards serve to recognise all that is great about travel, as experienced by the travelling public. To win a British Travel Award is a true achievement.”
Jude Leitch, director of Northumberland Tourism, said “Tourism is vitally important to Northumberland, both in terms of employment and economic growth. Winning Gold is great recognition of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the industry across the county”.
Cath Homer, cabinet member for Culture, Arts, Leisure and Tourism at Northumberland County Council said “This award is made all the more rewarding as it is the only travel industry accolade which is voted exclusively by the consumer.

“This is a really exciting time for Northumberland and this award will help us show potential visitors from across the UK and further afield just what we have to offer.

“It has taken a lot of hard work and effort by everyone in the industry to get to where we are today and we need to continue to work together to prove why this award is so well deserved.”

Article: By permission from Visit Northumberland and Northumberland Tourism, November 2018

`As seen on Alastair Sawdays!’

We are very proud to be included on Alastair Sawdays brand new `Slow Guide to Northumberland’. We were chosen as one of the accommodation destinations for Marketing Manager, Tessa Glover on her recent trip to our region. The guide is the latest in the series, following in the footsteps of information guides already included such as Dorset, Cornwall and Yorkshire.  They can be found under the Detour, Stories from the Road section of the Sawdays website.

`Slow Guide to Northumberland’ has been beautifully put together by Tessa, together with some wonderful and unusual images captured, highlighting key areas and scenes around our region, including  Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Craster and Kielder Water.


Where to find ‘Fantastic Beasts’ in Belford!

Everybody has heard about J.K. Rowling, author of the hugely successful `Harry Potter’ books. Not forgetting of course, the wonderful films which followed; Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s broomstick flying lessons which were filmed right here in Northumberland – at Alnwick Castle.

J.K. Rowling’s latest book, `Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ was published in early November and the beautiful illustrations found in the novel were drawn by Olivia Lomenech Gill, illustrator, artist and printmaker, based here in Belford. `Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and the second film in the series `Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’starring Johnny Depp, are now available on DVD.

Following the illustration work Olivia completed for popular children’s author, Michael & Clare Morpurgo with the book `Where my Wellies Take Me’, she was approached by J.K. Rowling with a commission to create the illustrations for `Fantastic Beasts’.

Olivia and her husband, Vincent run Lomenech Gill & Fils gallery and studio, located two doors down from Post Office House, where their services extend to conservation framing and paper restoration. There are a range of Olivia’s unique etchings and prints for sale with much of her inspiration taken from the Northumbrian coastline and countryside.

More information can be found at: and also Olivia’s website: