Discover castles, houses and open spaces then lose yourself in the dunes of the Northumberland Coast. There's always something to inspire your day out in the North East.
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Seal pup born
Join us for a guided tour of Staple Island, home to a number of Atlantic grey seals. See the mothers with their new born pups and meet the resident Rangers.
Did you know that around 5000 grey seals live on the Farne Islands? The population has been counted since 1952 and each year approximately 1550 pups are born. There's so much to tell you about these fascinating mammals.
Fairs and markets
Pick up local crafts and get some inspiration for Christmas gifts.
- Gibside Farmers' market, 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month
- Washington Old Hall Frost Fayre, 23 November
- Souter Lighthouse Christmas Craft Fair, 29 November
Looking for somewhere a bit different for your next holiday? Check our our holiday cottages in the North East including a lighthouse keeper's cottage, a cottage overlooking Lindisfarne Castle and a former farmhouse next to the best preserved Roman Fort along Hadrian's Wall.