Just got back from a lovely trip to the border county. Well, one of the border counties anyway. Of England. Turns out that a week is nowhere near long enough to even scratch the surface, especially as we could easily have spent 5 days building sandcastles in a Canutine attempt to withstand the tide.
I won’t have time to write all about it now, but our itinerary was as follows, and I shall aim to expand over the next day or so:
- Angel of the North, arrive
- Holy Island
- Alnmouth beach
- Seahouses and Farne islands
- Barter Books, and Alnwick Garden
- Dunstanburgh Castle and Embleton Bay
- Leave, and High Force
Ok, so the first and the last aren’t in Northumbria, but I consider them to be part of the trip!
It is a lovely place – more or less my first visit to the county, and I’m almost certain we’ll be going back next year for another go. The beaches are awesome too!