Bamburgh is a picture postcard holiday village, protected by its dramatic fortress, which commands the power and presence of the seasoned film set it regularly becomes. This is a highly sought after tourist destination with several restaurants, charming pubs and quaint tea rooms along with the Grace Darling Museum all only a gentle stroll away from Glebe Cottage. The wide expanse of golden and often empty, sandy beach Bamburgh is renowned for is idyllic for a romantic stroll to feel the sand between your toes and watch the waves lap against the shoreline….the tidal island of Lindisfarne, locally known as Holy Island and the birth place of Christianity, can be viewed from here too. Two miles north is the friendly hamlet of Waren Mill, once an important port, its harbour has long since disappeared, silted up beneath the sands of the estuary. Budle Bay is a bird sanctuary and at low tide a vast expanse of mud flats is the home to countless thousands of sea and land birds making this location a haven for bird watchers. The traditional fishing village of Seahouses is only 3 miles down the coastline where boat trips to the Farne Islands – famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony – can be arranged from its harbour. There is a golf course on the links and horse riding is available close by. The elegant Georgian town of Berwick which straddles the salmon-rich river Tweed is 17 miles north. The market town of Alnwick, with its own castle offers many facilities around 15 miles away; Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction with its grand cascade waterfall and restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe!