A Weekend Away In Northumberland

A few weeks ago, we had a little weekend away to Northumberland with my parents, so I thought I would share a few photos with you and what we got up to. Neither Toby or myself have been there before, so we didn't really know what to expect. However before our trip, a number of people had told us how lovely it was there.

We arrived late afternoon on the Saturday, after around a 4 hour car journey. My parents had set off earlier as they were towing the caravan and we didn't want to arrive before them and we wanted to give them chance to set up etc, so we set off at around 12pm. That was obviously after we had finished packing and loading up the car (nothing like leaving it to the last minute, is there?!). We stayed in the caravan, on a site at Seahouses, which overlooked the sea and the Farne Islands which you can see in the photo above. We chilled out and unpacked a little, then we all enjoyed going for a little walk and exploring the area, as well as taking Sophie on the park which is on site. She really enjoyed getting some fresh air and running around for a bit, after being stuck in the car for hours.

When it came to bedtime, Sophie took a while to settle, which is understandable as she was in an unfamiliar place. She eventually crashed out, as she was just so tired! The next morning, we were up around 8.30am and we all had breakfast and got ready to go out. We arranged to go on a boat trip at 10am and the weather was beautiful! Toby and I ate some fresh doughnuts while were waiting, which were delicious! It was a lovely seaside town and it wasn't particularly busy either. Sophie had never been on a boat before, so she was very excited and insisted it was 'Sophie's boat' haha!

We went on a boat tour to the Farne Islands, which was so interesting and we saw loads of seals and birds. We saw a little cottage, castle and lighthouses on the islands too.

A few hours later, we decided to take a trip to Holy Island. There is just one road you can use to get there, which can only be accessed at certain times due to the tide. We parked up and got the bus to Lindisfarne Castle, which is a 16th Century castle now owned by The National Trust (you can read more about it on their website here). I found it really interesting looking around the castle and the views were amazing! I managed to get a few photos of Sophie outside too. After that, we headed back to the caravan and then went for a lovely evening meal.

On Monday morning, we visited the beach and it was really quiet. The weather was clear but it wasn't as nice as the previous couple of days and it was pretty windy, but we didn't mind and Sophie loved building sandcastles and filling up her little watering can in the sea and watering them haha! We then headed back for an ice cream & Toby and I also picked up some fish and chips to eat back at the caravan!

Considering me or Sophie hadn't been camping or anything like that before, I think we did pretty well! Although I think we were all ready to go home to our own beds for a decent night sleep! We all had a lovely time though and we would definitely go back. 

Have you visited Northumberland before?

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  1. It sounds like you had a lovely time. I love seahouses, even though I grew up in Northumberland I have never been on the boat to the Farne islands before. Your photos are gorgeous xx

    1. Oh it was lovely weekend, I would definitely go on a boat trip to the Farne Islands if you get the chance! Thank you so much! xx

  2. I've never been to Northumberland before, but would love to try the boat tour! :)

  3. Never been to Northumberland before but now I wanna go. Looks fab, beautiful sites.

  4. i've never considered Northumberland as a get away destination but it looks lovely! Glad you had a good time x

  5. I've never been to Northumberland but it looks lovely and somewhere I'll consider for the future. Looks like you had a great time, love your photographs.


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