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In this section, you will find useful information to assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in Northumberland.
Soutar Lighthouse, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Our luxury self-catering holiday lodge is located just five miles south of the historic market town of Hexham. It is well
situated for all of Northumberland's attractions, including Hadrian's Wall, Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland National Park
and Northumberland Heritage Coast, as well as the urban attractions of Newcastle and Gateshead.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Woodside Lodge, Hexham, Northumberland : Holiday Information
Ten Holiday Ideas
Here are just ten ideas for days out during your holiday in Northumberland.
1 Spend the day at the various sites along the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall
2 Spend the day exploring Hexham and Corbridge. Have lunch at Le Bouchon Bistrot in Hexham. Visit Hexham Abbey and the Old Gaol - the first purpose built jail in the country, dating from 1330. Browse the Farmers' Market (second and fourth Saturdays of each month) and the Auction Mart (Tuesdays).
3 Explore the wonderful countryside on our doorstep. You will find a folder in the Lodge with details of local walks, both long and short.
4 Go to Newcastle and Gateshead. Visit the Baltic Art Gallery and the Sage in Gateshead and walk over the Millennium Bridge. Drive to the Angel of the North. Indulge yourself in the Eldon Square shopping centre.
5 Visit the North East's industrial heritage - Killhope Lead Mining Museum, the National Railway Museum at Shildon, and right on our doorstep, the Dukesfield Arches : the remains of what was once the largest lead smelting mill in Europe
6 Visit Alnwick Castle and Garden.
7 Go to Kielder Water and Forest Park. Walk through the forest, visit the Birds of Prey Centre, spot the ospreys, and visit the Observatory. Spend the evening there and experience the dark skies
8 Spend time at Beamish Living Museum of the North, Experience the North East during the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods
9 Visit the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Start in Allendale, have coffee at the Forge, follow Isaac's Tea Trail, or walk along Allen Banks and Staward Gorge.
10 Spend time at Cragside house in Rothbury, the first house in Britain to have electric light. Stroll around the wonderful gardens. From there, go on to Wallington Hall, a magnificent estate in the heart of Northumberland.