Inland from the Northumberland Coast

Visitors in the forest at Cragside, Northumberland

With glorious views across unspoilt countryside to the coast, there are two places inland from the Nothumberland Coast that the National Trust looks after, brimful of history, beauty and legend.

Near Chillingham is the misleadingly-named Ros Castle. Not an actual castle, but a moorland hill with traces of an Iron Age settlement, Ros Castle offers walks crowned with views right across Northumberland and out to the coast.

Deep in the Kyloe Hills hides St Cuthbert’s Cave - it's nearest hamlet is Holburn, between Belford and Wooder. It is believed the monks of Lindisfarne brought the saint’s body here as a safe resting place. Above the cave, which is nestled in woodland, you can climb up to a rocky crest to enjoy views right up and down the coast.