A further 2 miles brings you to the traditional fishing village of Seahouses where boat trips to the Farne Islands - famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony - depart regular from its harbour. The picturesque village of Bamburgh, dominated by its dramatic fortress is only 9 miles north and the quaint village of Craster, renowned for its oak - smoked kippers is 5 miles south. The bustling market town of Alnwick, voted by Country Life as "the best place to live in Britain", and where its own dramatic castle is home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) offers many facilities 10 miles inland, including a cinema/playhouse, indoor swimming pool with leisure facilities and an abundance of shops and restaurants. The Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction including a Grand Cascade waterfall, a poison garden and a restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe. Bickertons Field will appeal to those who desire good quality coastal accommodation giving easy access to explore the 20 mile Heritage shoreline this area is proud to have designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.