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‘Water’s Edge’ is situated in the friendly harbour village of Beadnell and is the perfect base to explore ‘The Secret Kingdom’ of Northumberland.

Sandunes and Beadnell BayBeadnell is a popular holiday destination for watersport enthusiasts and for those seeking a relaxing retreat with easy access to one of the finest unspoilt beaches in Northumberland – which is deservedly recognised as ‘An Area of Outstanding Beauty’.

Only two miles north of Beadnell is the fishing port of Seahouses, where boat trips to the nearby Farne Islands famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony - depart regularly.  There are several shops, amusements and tea rooms; sea and river fishing and golf are only a sample of the many amenities available in this sought after location.

A further three miles up the coastline is the picturesque village of Bamburgh, dominated by its dramatic castle. Holy Island the birthplace of Christianity and site of Lindisfarne Castle can be seen from the extensive, golden, sandy beach.

Bamburgh Castle, NorthumberlandJust a few miles inland is the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its own majestic castle,  often referred to as ‘The Windsor of the North’ and ancestral home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!).  A wonderful tourist attraction is the recently opened Alnwick Garden – a spectacular, contemporary interpretation of a formal garden which includes the Grand Cascade, the Poison Garden and the largest Tree House in Europe.

Other regional market towns within easy travelling distance include Berwick, Morpeth and Rothbury, a pretty little village nestled in the foothills of The Cheviot Hills and gateway to the Northumberland National Park.

Hadrian's WallRunning through the southern boundary of the Northumberland National Park is the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall. Built around 117 AD, the awe-inspiring wall runs a massive 76 miles from the River Tyne in Newcastle to the Shore line at Bowness in Cumbria and mark the northern boundary of the roman empire.

If by any chance you miss the bright lights and hustle and bustle, try a day (or night) out in the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Famed as a party city, Newcastle boasts a wealth of shops, restaurants, theatres and clubs, not to mention The Metro Centre - Europe's largest indoor shopping centre.

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