Discover the beauty of Northumberland

From UNESCO World Heritage sites, historic houses, thriving villages, stunning coastlines – Northumberland has it all!

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A Place to Explore

Immerse yourself in the enchanting blend of history, natural beauty, and rustic charm that Corbridge, Hexham and the wider Northumberland area offers.

Corbridge, a picturesque town, welcomes guests with its quaint cobbled streets, timber-framed buildings, and a rich historical heritage. Explore the charming local shops, enjoy a leisurely stroll, and discover the fascinating remnants of the Roman era at the Corbridge Roman Town ruins.

West of Corbridge is Hexham, another gem in the Tyne Valley. Here, you can admire the magnificent Hexham Abbey, a stunning structure steeped in history. The vibrant market square offers a delightful atmosphere with its regular farmers market. independent boutiques and cosy pubs, perfect for exploring at your own pace.

The Tyne Valley’s location provides easy access to some of Northumberland’s most significant attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.  Visitors can also plan day trips to Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, and Kielder Water and Forest Park. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or a culinary enthusiast, the captivating allure of Corbridge and Northumberland awaits you.

Where to Eat


The Angel of Corbridge

An excellent gastropub offering local dishes in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere.


Cassa Rosso

A cosy Italian restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine.  


Sycamore Corbridge

Sycamore serves brunch, lunch & dinner using seasonal offerings, sourced from a close network of local small farmers & suppliers


Black Bull Inn

In a traditional building dating back to 1755, The Black Bull is in the heart of Corbridge.


Beaumont Hotel

With the Victorian Sele Park as its backdrop, enjoy a drink at the bar or dine on local seasonal produce in the delightful open plan restaurant, lounge and bar.  


Danielle's Bistro

A cosy family run restaurant with a wide range of freshly cooked Mediterranean and British cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients. 



Saathi’s offers both a restaurant and takeaway service for authentic Indian cuisine. Offering traditional curries using a combination of authentic and modern cooking techniques.  


Bouchon Bistrot

An award winning restaurant at the North East Restaurant Awards, Bouchon Bistrot serves country style French cuisine, including daily specials in the evening.  

Where to Visit



Corbridge is a beautiful village, steeped in history and home to many rare finds from Roman life.  Used as a location for TV, this picturesque village is brimming with delightful independent businesses, including a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs as well as traditional grocers, butchers and deli shop to artisan jewellers, bookshops and a cookshop.  

hexham abbey


With a rich history, beautiful archituecture, picturesque parks, Hexham is a charming town to visit.  With a variety of independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as an independent cinema and local arts centre with events throughout the year.  The town has a large leisure centre and numerous supermarkets catering for all your needs.

Hadrians Wall in Northumberland

Hadrian's Wall

This is one of Britain’s most significant Roman landmarks. Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, the wall offers insights into Roman history and of course stunning views and walks.


Trails & Walks

You’ll be spoilt for choice with trails and walking opportunities in and around Corbridge & Hexham.  From local circular walks and heritage trails to sections along Hadrian’s Wall (notably Sycamore Gap) and even the Pennine Way.  

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Due to the low levels of light pollution in Northumberland, we are one of the best places in the country to go stargazing.  


Newcastle Upon Tyne

A vibrant city and a hub for shopping, with a diverse range of eateries, theatres, museums and art galleries, Newcastle is a must-see city to visit.   

England, Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle on hill near beach

Northumberland Coast

The Northumberland coastline includes swathes of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, seaside towns, coastal castles and nature reserves.  From coastal walks, to boat trips to fresh sea food, there’s plenty to discover.  

Bamburgh Castle - Northumberland - United Kingdom

Bamburgh Castle

Perched on the coastline, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. Its stunning architecture, combined with panoramic views of the coastline, makes it a must-visit.

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Alnwick Castle
and Gardens

This is one of the most recognisable castles in the UK, having been featured in many films and TV shows, including the Harry Potter series. The stunning Alnwick Gardens, adjacent to the castle, offer beautiful landscapes and the infamous Poison Garden.


The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Accessible via a causeway during low tide, the island is known for its tranquillity, historic Lindisfarne Priory, and Lindisfarne Castle.


Discover The Old Workshop

The Old Workshop
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Here are a few words from our past guests

We had such an amazing stay at The Old Workshop. Not only was the accommodation was absolutely stunning the setting was so peaceful and gorgeous. We had everything we needed and more. The rooms were clean and had the most comfortable bedding and towels. The kitchen had every utensil and appliance needed. Our kids had so much fun running around the garden and Forest. Also such a beautiful town with shops and restaurants. The location was perfect for castle visits and day trips. Sally and Tim were very helpful and very responsive. Cannot wait to come back and visit again.

Faye The Old Workshop

Sally was extremely helpful throughout my stay. The cottage is absolutely immaculate and all little finishing touches were really lovely thank you so much 🙂

Jennifer Vine Cottage

Sally is a gracious host. She was flexible with my arrival time, had special treats waiting for us and was knowledgeable of the area. The apartment was immaculate and everything in good working order. I highly recommend Sally's place to other travelers!

Cynthia Vine Cottage
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