Holidaying In Northumberland

(The docks in Seahouses)


For the past week I’ve been up North camping with my family and some family friends. It was an ambitious location to drive to in one day in our campervan but after about 10 hours we made it! It wasn’t the first time I’d holidayed in Northumberland, I used to live in North Yorkshire as a child so have visited before but it was many moons ago.

We stayed at Springhill Farm (close to the town of Seahouses) which was lovely and very near the beach which I think I popped down to pretty much every day.

(The beach near our campsite on a rather grey day)


We filled every day with day trips and outings, apart from Sunday which was torrential rain all day…¬†Our first trip out was to Alnwick Gardens which I did go to as a child and really remembered the poison garden (a section dedicated solely to poisonous plants) which was still probably my favourite part all these years later, it was just so interesting! There was so much to look around from impressive fountains to gorgeous gardens and there was lots to keep the children in our group entertained too.


(Alnwick garden’s entrance fountain)

(The poison garden!!)

(Me and Dad at Alnwick)


Next up we went to Bamburgh Castle. I do love a good castle to look around, rich with history and stories. There was the castle grounds and the state rooms to look round and again was a great little trip. That afternoon we took a boat ride around the Farne Islands. We saw seals and puffins and it was all very fun. It was interesting to get up close to the Islands that I’d been looking across the bay at for the past few days.


(On the throne at Bamburgh)


Finally we went over to Holy Island, we had to be careful with tide times as you can easily get cut off from the causeway and get stuck on the Island! We went for a lovely coffee at an independent place called Pilgrim’s Coffee and then had a look around the island and Lindisfarne Priory. After that it was pretty much time to get off the island so we wouldn’t get stuck!


(Lindisfarne Priory)


It was such a lovely holiday away and despite being a softie Southerner I just about survived how cold it was at night and had a brilliant few days of trips and adventures.

Let me know if you’re going on/ have been on any holidays over the summer!



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