See and Do near Woodhead Holiday Cottages

There are so many exciting places to visit and explore nearby. Here we have listed just a few,  why not make the most of your holiday with a National Trust Membership or English Heritage Pass. There are so many historic Castles and Houses to explore!

Northumberland offers many places to visit that are free to enjoy including golden sandy beaches to spend a day by the sea, towns and villages with beautiful award winning flower filled parks for picnics, miles of woodland walks and Northumberland Wildlife Trust nature reserves with reed beds, ponds and lakes are excellent for wildlife watching.

Places to Visit / Things To Do

Cragside House , Gardens and Estate

The first house to be illuminated by Hydro- electricity and filled with Victorian gadgets. Man made lakes, waterfalls and swathes of rhododendron combine to form the surrounding fantasy mountain landscape. Explore miles and miles of woodland paths, plus a six mile car route around the old carrige drives. Shop and Cafe.

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 7PX

Brinkburn Priory

This beautiful Augustinian Priory built in the Early English style, survives as completely roofed and restored in Victorian times. The adjoining Manor House sit in a loop of the River Coquet. Reached by a scenic 10- min walk from the car park. Shop sells Ice Cream!

Brinkburn Priory, Morpeth, Northumberland. NE65 8AR

Alnwick Castle

The iconic Alnwick Castle and home of the Dukes of Northumberland. Film location for Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and more.

Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ

Chillingham Castle

A 13th century fortress and one of Britains most haunted historic Castles. Ghost tours, (if you dare) The castle has an extensive parkland with wild cattle, gardens and chapel .

Chillingham Castle Northumberland NE66 5NU


A large country estate in rolling parkland, Walled Garden, House once home to the Trevelyan family. Great place to see red squirrels and nuthatches and otters. Cycle hire available and cycle routes. Play Area.

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4AR

Dunstanburgh Castle

This imposing romantic castle ruin occupies a dramatic position on the headland. Just a one mile stroll from the pretty fishing village of Craster, walk a little further to glorious Newton Bay with its golden sandy beach. Do try the Kippers and Crab Sandwiches in the Jolly Fisherman Pub!

Craster, Northumberland NE66 3TW

Bamburgh Castle

Welcome to Bamburgh once home to the Kings of Northumbria. A majestic castle on a beautiful beach, this castle looks as good from the outside as it does inside. Voted one of England's favorite castles.

Bamburgh NE69 7DF

The Farne Islands

Immerse yourself in nature. An exhilarating boat trip takes you into the world of 23 seabirds species during nesting season and offers unrivalled close-ups of thousands of seabirds, including puffins and grey seal.

Seahouses Northumberland NE68 7RQ

Alnwick Garden

A Garden for everyone. A multi-award winning visitor attraction over 12 acres and home to the worlds largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard a Grand Cascade comprising of 120 water jets and the worlds largest Treehouse.

Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU


Hadrian's wall & Housesteads Fort

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Roman Empire's best-preserved outpost in northern Europe. Sitting high within the dramatic landscape, follow in ancient footsteps, explore walks along the wall.

Nr. Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 6NN

Lindisfarne Castle

A magical castle perched high on a crag commanding far-reaching views. Drive across the causeway to The Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Holy Island, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2SH

Northumberland Coast

From Berwick to Druridge Bay, you'll find wide open skies and miles of sandy beaches, teeming with wildlife. Coastal walks take you past dramatic castle ruins, unspoilt dunes and rock pools. Spot seals, dolphins and wading shorebirds along the coast, and see the nesting shorebirds at Long Nanny.

Northumberland Coast

Warkworth Castle

Warkworth was the favorite home of the powerful and turbulent Percy family, Earls of Northumberland. Today you can explore its almost complete Great Tower and elaborate defences, and venture out to the atmospheric riverside hermitage.

Warkworth, Northumberland NE65 0UJ

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay has something for everyone. Twenty acres of outstanding gardens make a wonderful setting for a succession of fascinating buildings: a fine medieval castle, enlarged into a Jacobean mansion house, and the elegant Greek Revival-style home that succeeded it.

Bellsay Hall, Belsay, Northumberland NE20 0DX

Lindisfarne Priory

You'll never forget a visit to the serene and remote Holy Island of Lindisfarne. It's been drawing vivitors for over thirteen centuries, and still retains powerful memories of the monks and saints of Anglo-Saxon and medieval Northumbria.

Holy Island, Northumberland TD15 2RX

Etal Castle

Etal Castle begun in the early 14th century as a tower house, in a strategic position by a ford on the Anglo-Scottish border. In 1513 the castle was thrust into the forfront of history, when King James IV of Scotland invaded with the largest Scots army ever to attack England.

Etal Castle, Etal Village TD12 4TN

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

A 17th century historic country mansion and estate. A great day out for all the family with over one hundred and fifty species of animals. Visitors can meet the keepers and learn about the animals in their care. lots of activities and a play area too!

Kirkley Hall, Northumberland NE20 0AQ

Eat & Drink

The Running Fox Cafe

Artisan bakery and cafe. Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. An array of delights including cakes and savories plus a selection of breads. Eat in or take out.

Rothbury Road Longframlington NE65 8AE

The Village Inn

An award winning pub, located in the picturesque village of Longframlington. The perfect place to eat or enjoy a drink in a cosy atmosphere. Renowned for its Sunday Lunch Carvery and weekly pub quiz.

Front Street, Longframlington NE65 8AD

The Granby Inn

A character filled old Coaching Inn that offers fine dining and bar food. A Take Away menu and also offers a free local delivery. Place your order and have dinner delivered to your cottage door!

Front Street Longframlington NE65 8DR

The Anglers Arms

A traditional Northumbrian Coaching Inn on the banks of the river in the small hamlet of Weldon Bridge. The Anglers has good food for every occasion whether its a quick sandwich at the bar, a relaxing pub lunch or a romantic meal for a special occasion.

Weldon Bridge, Longframlington NE65 8AX

The Cook & Barker Inn

A Country Inn with a charming restaurant and bar. Mid week early bird special offers and real log fires give this pub a great atmosphere.

Newton-On-The-Moor, Alnwick NE65 9JJ

The Northumberland Arms

Delicious food in a charming setting. The pub has a warm and cosy feel with a beautiful conservatory restaurant. Enjoy an after dinner stroll along the river.

The Peth, West Thirston, Felton NE65 9EE

The Three Wheat Heads Inn

A charming three hundred year old pub and restaurant. Beautiful views over Simonside and Beer Garden.

Front Street, Thropton NE65 7LR

The Tree House

A unique dinning experience! Nestled in the treetops, enjoy a cosy lunch or dinner by a roaring log fire surrounded by twinkling lights. With hand crafted furniture and a great menu its a totally magic place.

Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU

The Old Boat House

Relaxed habour-side eatery serving the very best of the fresh local catch. If you like seafood 'this is your place' dishes such as razor clams, chowder & steamers with local salmon and a classic fish and chips.

Leazes Street, Amble NE65 0AA