A further 3 miles up the coastline is the picturesque village of Bamburgh, which lies snuggled in the shadow of its majestic fortress. Holy Island - the birth place of christianity and site of Lindisfarne Castle - can be seen from the wild expanse of golden, sandy beach. Just a few miles inland is the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its own dramatic castle, often referred to as ’The Windsor of the North’ and ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) where a leisure centre with indoor swimming is available. A wonderful tourist attraction is Alnwick Garden - a spectacular contemporary interpretation of a formal garden and includes the Grand Cascade waterfall, a Poison Garden and the largest tree house in Europe!
Mermaids is the perfect choice for those seeking a coastal retreat within walking distance of ample facilities and who enjoy invigorating walks along the shoreline of one of the most glorious beaches in England - deservedly recognised as ’An Area of Outstanding Beauty’