Just 6 miles inland is the attractive market town of Alnwick, where there are ample facilities available including a wide array of shops, pubs, restaurants, a theatre / cinema and a leisure centre offering indoor swimming. It boasts 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!). Alnwick Garden is an interesting visitor attraction with its spectacular Grand Cascade waterfall, a Poison Garden and a restaurant incorporated within the largest tree house in Europe. Fishing, horse riding, bird watching, golf and cycling are only a sample of activities available in the area or why not enjoy a spectacular cliff top stroll and watch the waves crash against the shoreline below.
Lilac Cottage provides a cosy retreat for those seeking an excellent base to explore this stunning region acknowledged as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.