Woodside Lodge, Hexham, Northumberland
Woodside Lodge is located in the heart of historic Hexhamshire in Northumberland,
five miles south of the market town of Hexham, with its fine abbey, vibrant arts scene, Old Gaol and market, and recently included in the Sunday Times' list of the 'top ten
best places to live in the UK'.
The villages of Allendale, Blanchland and Corbridge, the last with its ancient stone streets, tempting independent shops, cafes and
galleries, are all close by, and Hadrian’s Wall is only half an hour's drive away.
Hexham Abbey, Northumberland
Beamish Living Museum and Killhope Mining Museum offer an insight into the North East's industrial heritage, while further afield Kielder
Water and Forest Park, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, and the castles and grand houses of Northumberland, such as Alnwick Castle,
Aydon, Bywell Hall, Chillingham Castle, Wallington Hall and Warkworth Castle, are all worth a visit.
There are more castles and fortified houses here in Northumberland than in any other county in Britain, a result of centuries of border warfare with the Scots.
Millennium Bridge, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
If it’s culture, shopping and nightlife you want, Newcastle and Gateshead are twenty miles east down the A69. Their many attractions include the
Baltic Art Gallery and the Sage, plus fantastic shopping, restaurants, cafes and night clubs. For sports fans, Hexham Race Course is
three miles away; Newcastle United and Newcastle Falcons are twenty miles away; golf can be played at Slaley Hall, Matfen
Hall and Hexham; and sailing is available at Derwent Reservoir.
Please refer to our information section for more details and travel directions.