To the east is the friendly town of Morpeth only 14 miles and the picture postcard village of Rothbury which nestles at the foot of the Simonside hills and straddled by the River Coquet is 15 miles north.
The historic market town of Hexham dominated by its magnificent abbey is often referred to as ‘one of the jewels in Northumberland’s crown’ and offers a wide range of restaurants, pubs and a cinema / theatre a short drive west. Vindolanda, the Roman Site at Corstopitum and Housesteads Roman Fort Museum are all interesting historic attractions across ‘Hadrian’s Wall Country’ within easy driving distance. Golfers will delight in the many prestigious courses close by including those at Matfen and the De Vere Slaley and with so many bridle ways, way-marked footpaths and cycle routes including Harwood and Kielder forests, ramblers and cyclists have ample choice. Visitors will enjoy the grandeur of Wallington Hall, a National Trust property with a farm shop and walled garden only 7 miles away and Belsay Hall is also well worth a visit, around 3 miles. Take a short drive south to reach the vibrant city of Newcastle, well known for its global cultural pursuits and the extensive shopping facilities at the world renowned Gateshead Metro Centre. The Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre and the Sage Gateshead music venue are all interesting visitor attractions too.