Young or young at heart there is something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful region of Northumberland. Castles galore to visit the majestic Bamburgh castle is on the door step and just short drives away are Dunstanburgh, Lindisfarne, Warkworth and Alnwick castles all have something different to offer.
For a day to blow away the cobwebs and see an abundance of wild life; a trip to the Farne Islands is fantastic fun for all the family. Fishing trips also can be booked from Seahouses harbour, where fishing boats leave at different times throughout the day, every day of the week in high season.
Northumberland is very popular with cyclists and Bamburgh is on the Coast and Castles cycle route small sections of this can be enjoyed for shorter cycle rides that can be started from Swallows Nest.
Children will love Preston Tower a little gem hidden away just a few miles away, climbing the stairs to the top there is a marvellous view over the northumberland country side.
For keen gardeners there are many houses that boast beautiful gardens to laze away a day or two. Cragside near Rothbury has spectacular grounds that require a full day out with picnic and walking boots. Howick Hall near Craster hides in stunning grounds and boasts a beautiful traditional tea room where Earl Grey Tea was invented no less!
Local golf courses at Bamburgh, Seahouses, Dunstanburgh and Belford are renowned as some of the most spectacular and challenging in the country and welcome non members..so golfers bring your golf clubs!
For adventurous youngsters and adult thrill seekers there are many adventure sports that can be sampled, paddle boarding, coasteering and kite surfing are available nearby – if you are ready for adventure contact Kevin Anderson at Adventure Sports Beadnel to pre book.
If horse riding is your thing, then how about a canter along the sands with Bamburgh Castle as your back drop! For this equestrian dream ride, Slate Hall riding school in Seahouses is the place for you.
Then after all this exertion why not treat yourself to having a meal cooked and brought to the cottage by The Poachers Produce. Or for a touch of decadence The Poachers Produce or Richard Sim at The Potted Lobster in Bamburgh Village can provide chalet style dinner parties cooked, served and cleared away at Swallows Nest, what a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary or special birthday! Please book in advance of your holiday to avoid disappointment.
For action packed or laid back families, Swallows Nest can provide the pace to suit sea or sofa surfers!