Bamburgh Ossuary/Bones: This fascinating little place opened in 2019 and can be found in the Crypt of St. Aidan’s Church in Bamburgh. It is the last resting place of people who lived in Bamburgh 1,400 years ago. The church itself is also worth a look around and is also where the famous Victorian heroine, Grace Darling is buried.
Barter Books, Alnwick: Railway buffs and bookworms (or anyone for that matter) will love it! It is the largest second hand bookshop in Britain and located within Alnwick Station, a splendid Grade II Listed Victorian building. Barter Books is also home of the original `Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. One of our favourites!
Berwick-upon-Tweed: The most northerly town in England and has much to offer the visitor, from military and shipbuilding history through to walking the town’s beautiful Elizabethan Walls and the L.S.Lowry Trail. Take a look at the promotional video which will give you an insight into this historical and fascinating town. We are also Tourism Ambassadors for Berwick-upon-Tweed, so if you have any questions, please ask us.
Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth: Artists Nicole Fenwick and her mother, Dorien Fenwick run this gorgeous gallery selling a wide range of their beautiful artwork. Handmade jewellery, ceramics and greetings cards, all made by local artists and craftspeople. Both Nicole & Dorien accept commission work too. Don’t forget your wallet or purse!
Mick Oxley Gallery, Craster: This lovely little gallery is based in the fishing village of Craster, also home to the world famous Craster Kipper. Mick’s work is beautifully atmospheric and his oil-based seascape portraits capture the surrounding coastline, landscape and beaches perfectly. Treat yourself! Check his website
Chainbridge Honey Farm, near Berwick-upon-Tweed: All honey and beeswax products are made from the farm’s very own busy bees! There is an information centre with the story of the honey farm and how the honey and other products are made. (Due to Covid, the Cafe Bus and visitor centre are currently closed)
Ford and Etal Estates: Home to Lady Waterford Hall, Etal Castle, Heatherslaw Mill; there are some quirky and fascinating shops for those who are fans of anything vintage. Visit The Old Dairy and The Old Forge which house a range of architectural antiques, antiquarian books, vintage and bric-a-brac. There is also the Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre which is a working farm and the Cheviot micro-brewery with some lovely real ales. The characteristic Black Bull Inn with its’ thatched roof is is the only thatched pub in Northumberland, run by Cheviot Brewery.
Matt Robson Artwork: This remarkable 16 year old from Alnwick opened his own gallery here in 2019 and his work is simply amazing. Matt’s exquisite drawings and paintings range from portraits of local wildlife, puffins, badgers, pheasants and much more! Goodies to take back home with you also include eco-bags, mugs, greetings cards, hip flasks and much more. He also takes commissions and is competitively priced too.
The Old Bath House: This former bath house for Broomhill Colliery miners is now home to an array of studio spaces and gallery workshops for local artists and craftspeople. It is located south of Amble and hold several open studio days during the year. Many of the artists will also undertake commission work.