Northumberland Coast

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

Places to visit

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Adults and two children taking an autumn walk amongst the trees

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

You'll find lots of places open now - over 40 houses, 135 gardens and parks, and hundreds of coastal and countryside sites. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Read this article to find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.

Two women walk in the woods at Wallington in autumn

Autumn in the North East  

Autumn is the season when nature puts on its greatest show. It’s the perfect time of the year to pull on your wellies and explore the North East. Here are our top 9 things to do this autumn.

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.