A small town in western Northumberland, Haydon Bridge dates to at least the Saxon period. There are two parish churches; the more recent dates to the 18th century, but the older, more intriguing building, was constructed in the 12th century and uses a Roman altar as the font. Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England
A major town and administrative centre at the heart of Tynedale, Hexham wears its rich past well. It is a remarkably romantic town, with enough historic buildings to satisfy any visitor. Chief among those buildings is the superb Hexham Abbey, a superb church that was founded by St Wilfrid in 674 AD.
Holy Island is both a village and an island, though both are sometimes interchangeably called Lindisfarne. Technically, however, Holy Island is the small village on the tidal island of Holy Island, upon which sit the remains of both Lindisfarne Priory and Lindisfarne Castle.
Ingram is a village on the Breamish River, on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. Just outside Ingram is the waterfall of Linhope Spout, a spectacular waterfall that plunges 18 metres (60 feet) down a rock face to a plunge pool below. The pool is said to be bottomless but is in fact about five metres (18 feet) deep. Ingram, Northumberland, England
The county town of Northumberland, Morpeth is a sizeable market town north-west of Newcastle, situated in the attractive countryside of the Wansbeck Valley. There have been three castles in Morpeth. The first, built by the Normans, was destroyed by William II in 1095.
A small coastal village in southern Northumberland, Newbiggin was the terminus of the first telegraph cable to Scandinavia. Newbiggin was once a shipping port, then a seaside resort, but now depends more on fishing, pleasure boating, and tourism. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, England
Norham is a small village seven miles from Berwick, on the northern edge of Northumberland, beside the River Tweed. It is one of the most northerly villages in England. The village grew up at a crossing point on the Tweed. The village's original name of Ubbanford reflects its origin. Norham, Northumberland, England
A village made famous by a battle, Otterburn lies in pretty Redesdale countryside, in the heart of the Cheviot Hills, beside the River Rede where it is joined by the Otter Burn. Just outside Otterburn village, a force under Sir Henry Percy (Hotspur) met a Scots army under the Earl of Douglas in 1388. Otterburn, Northumberland, England
A town on the River Pont, about seven miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. Though partly overwhelmed by proximity to the larger urban sprawl of Newcastle, Ponteland maintains some interesting historic features, including a medieval church, and an intriguing pele tower.
The Anchor is a charming characterful attractive Grade II listed hotel pub and restaurant located on a picturesque riverside location on the banks of the Tyne. The hotel has nine rooms and is ideally located for exploring Northumberland's wonderful countryside.The Anchor is only 5 mins away from Langley Castle double …