WHY NOT TRY…
Casting distance from the River Coquet
The river Coquet is within ‘casting distance’ of The Northumberland Arms. Guests will have the exclusive use of miles of single bank fishing. For those who fish or want to learn how to fly fish or need guiding on the river, well known coach and guide Bob Smith can be booked in advance.
Bob worked for Hardy Greys, the world famous fishing tackle manufacturers for several years and can provide all tackle should it be required. To learn about Bob and the service he provides, check out his website at www.bobsmithflyfishing.co.uk Should the Coquet be in flood, then there are a number of quality still waters within a short travelling distance. These still waters have terrific facilities and have trout in excess of twenty pounds!
The Northumberland Arms can provide residents with pre-booked superb packed lunches, as well as offering the ultimate in stylish residential suites and fantastic, locally sourced food, served either in the bar or restaurant. For individual anglers, family groups or corporate events, The Northumberland Arms in conjunction with Bob Smith can provide quality river or still water fishing with a top class coach/guide for anglers of all ages and abilities.
See Northumberland from a unique angle!
Come and take to the skies with Northumbrian Microlights and enjoy the stunning views of Northumberland like you’ve never seen before. An exciting and exhilarating experience that won’t easily be forgotten is easily arranged when you stay in one of our luxury rooms!
A thirty minute flight will take you over the golden sandy beaches and estuary of Alnmouth before heading inland to include the two stunning Castles of Warkworth and Alnwick (made famous as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films!). The landscapes before you will astound, the River Coquet which passes by The Northumberland Arms winds its way to Warkworth and the glorious Heritage Coastline sprawls beyond right to the horizon.
All flights take place from Eshott Airfield which is only a short two mile drive from The Northumberland Arms. Why not make your stay with us even more memorable and take to the skies!
Northumbrian Microlights Website
The Alnwick Gardens
One of the world’s most contemporary gardens, The Alnwick Garden’s enchanting landscape offers adventure and intrigue in the heart of Northumberland.
Scale the treetops in Europe’s largest wooden treehouse, lose yourself in the mysterious Bamboo Labyrinth, steal through the Poison Garden or gaze upon the Grand Cascade.
Transformed across seasons, no two days in the garden are ever the same, as it greets all visitors with a cacophony of colour and geometric designs, including a traditional ornamental garden and innovative water sculptures, as well as a varied programmes of music, arts, theatre and interaction.
A garden with a purpose, The Alnwick Garden is a registered charity (No.1095435) that places people at the forefront of all of its activities.
Vouchers for £2 off the entry fee to The Alnwick Garden are now available to Northumberland Arms customers. Open 7 days a week, all year round. For more information about opening times and ticket prices, please visit their website.
Home to Harry Hotspur & Harry Potter!
Alnwick Castle is one of the North East’s most significant tourist attractions, brimming with history and magic. With a castle recorded on the site at Alnwick for over 1,000 years, Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the UK, home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family for over 700 years. The sumptuous Italianate State Rooms boast one of the finest private art collections in the country, including works by Canaletto, Titian and Van Dyck, as well as an impressive gallery of Meissen, Chelsea and Paris porcelain.
With plenty to keep the family entertained, a visit to the castle fires the imagination of younger visitors, who can be transformed into chivalrous knights and brave princesses, or budding witches and wizards as they take flight on their brooms. Resident knights and ladies, as well as a host of exciting seasonal performers, bring the castle’s vibrant medieval history to life. Tickets to Alnwick Castle are valid for unlimited free visits for 12 months from date of purchase. With centuries of history to discover and an exciting events programme, there is something new to see with every visit.
Enjoy our Scenery & Wide Open Spaces!
Birdwatch Northumbria introduces the birdlife of Northumberland and the North East. We run tours with friendly guides who share their knowledge of local birds with infectious enthusiasm. Our strength is the personal guidance we provide in small groups and the illustrated presentations that accompany each event.
Northumbria is one of Britain’s richest wildlife regions. As well as birds, look out for an impressive range of mammals, Roe Deer, Otter, Grey Seal, Wild Goat and the endangered Red Squirrel. Discover attractive flowers like Pyramidal Orchid, Marsh Helleborine and the Grass of Parnassus.
Events in 2014 include: May, Enjoying birds as god’s creation. July & August, Birds of the Aln Estuary. September & October, Birds of Holy Island. November, Enjoying birds as god’s creation.
Visit the Birdwatch Northumbria website.