North Northumberland Heritage Coast
North Northumberland Heritage Coast
This is one of the longer stretches of heritage coastline in England, taking in 40 miles from Amble to the Scottish border just past Berwick upon Tweed. Along the coast are several superb nature reserves, including Coquet Island, off Amble, and the Farne Islands, off Seahouses.
The coast is replete with historic remains, including the ruined castles of Dunstanburgh and Warkworth, not to mention the superb rebuilt castle at Bamburgh, perched on a high cliff above the sea. To the north lies the tidal island of Holy Island, which can only be accessed by a causeway at low tide. On Holy Island are the remains of a rebuilt castle and medieval monastery.