Below you can find a range of recommended activites to do during your visit to Northumberland, to enjoy as a couple or as a family.

Eshott Hall is a perfect base from which to explore this stunning county. We are only a short distance from Alnwick Garden and Castle, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the Heritage Coastline, the Cheviots and Northumberland National Park.

Newcastle upon Tyne is just over half an hour away and is world renowned for its vibrant nightlife and extensive shopping. The city boasts a fabulous architectural heritage from the Norman Castle Keep, sweeping Georgian streets and landmarks of the industrial revolution such as The Baltic – now the world’s largest contemporary art centre. Also down on the Quayside, close to two of the city’s imposing bridges is The Sage Gateshead, Sir Norman Foster’s magnificent contemporary concert hall, an amazing home for live music.


There are a range of challenging golf courses – These include Alnwick Castle, Magdalene Fields, Dunstanburgh Castle, Rothbury, Seahouses, Burgham Park and Wooler.


Northumberland provides excellent horse-riding for all abilities with miles of quiet country lanes, bridleways and open countryside. Ask us for more details.


Located at Maften Hall, Go Ape is a great day out for all the family. In this tree top adventure you’ll be challenged taking on high ropes and zip wires, and there is plenty of photo opportunities.


Alnwick Castle

Visit one of Britain’s most iconic castle, Alnwick Castle has been the film set for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. It also has a very popular walled garden which is well worth a visit.


Catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis if you are visiting between December and April. Northumberland has an International Dark Sky Park perfect for star gazing.


With beautiful coastlines and the River Coquet, there are a range of activities available, including kite-surfing, canoeing, wake boarding, or wildlife boat trips to view grey seals.