The historic market town of Alnwick, with its quaint cobbled streets, offers an abundance of restaurants, shops, tea rooms, a cinema/playhouse and modern leisure centre with indoor swimming only 7 miles inland. Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts!) and Alnwick Gardens, with the grand cascade waterfall and boasting the largest tree house in Europe are popular visitor attractions. The welcoming village of Beadnell, with its own magnificent stretch of sandy bay and where many water sports enthusiasts indulge is only 8 miles and a further 2 miles is the traditional fishing port of Seahouses where boat trips to the Farne Islands, famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony, depart regularly from its harbour. No visit to this stunning coastline is complete without a trip to the prestigious village of Bamburgh, which lies in the shadow of its majestic fortress and where Holy Island can be seen from its wild expanse of unspoilt seashore.