Northumberland Coast

Sandy beaches, castles by the sea, abundant wildlife, picturesque villages.

Places to visit

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Artist Brief for Trust New Art commission at Lindisfarne Castle

Commissioning an artist for 2020

We are in the process of commissioning an artist to create a thought provoking, memorable, contemporary installation inside Lindisfarne Castle.

Puffin holding sandeels in its mouth

Heavy rains made for a torrid time for puffins and birds on the Farne Islands 

Arctic terns, puffins, guillemots and shags all suffered losses due to significant rainfall on the Farne Islands earlier this month.

Places to visit, stay and shop on the Northumberland Coast

Lindisfarne Castle off the Northumberland Coast

The main places to visit on the coast 

Find out more about Lindisfarne Castle, the Farne Islands, Embleton and Newton Links and Dunstanburgh Castle.

St Oswalds cottage on Holy Island near Lindisfarne Castle

Holiday on the Northumberland Coast

Do views across the harbour to Lindisfarne Castle from St Oswald's holiday cottage sound like your perfect holiday? Perhaps you'd prefer Risemoor set in the dunes near Newton Pool Nature Reserve, staying in Low Newton village square at Rockside, or even holidaying at Holy Island village with Glen House? We're sure to have a holiday cottage to suit you.

Ranger tents on the beach at the Long Nanny, Northumberland Coast

Elsewhere on the Northumberland Coast 

St Aidan's Dunes at Seahouses, the lime kilns at Beadnell, the Long Nanny tern site at Beadnell Bay, Buston Links at Alnmouth, Druridge Bay.

Visitors in the forest at Cragside, Northumberland

Inland from the Northumberland Coast 

Ros Castle and St Cuthbert's Cave are great places for walking, for views and for soaking in the ancient history of this landscape.

Two puffin products in Seahouses shop

Shopping in Seahouses or on Holy Island 

For a puffin souvenir, visit our shop in Seahouses or on Holy Island. We've got a range of gifts, homeware, plants and more.

Lindisfarne Castle from a drone flying to the south of the site

Caring for our coast: managing drone use

To protect wildlife and ensure our visitors are free to fully enjoy their experience, we carefully manage how and where drones are used on the Northumberland Coast.