The Celts may have been the first who battled over Northumberland and Southeast Wales, but those battles are long past, Today this part of South Eastern England is renowned for more than the clash of clans. It is the delights of the 40 miles of stunning coastline that draw visitors to this place and its castles and nature reserves
Beach lovers and those with an interest in history are drawn to Northumberland today. The castles that overlook the sea all have a story to tell. But it is the 40 miles of coastline that draw visors to this wonderfully scenic part of British Isles - not the clash of iron swords. However, the relics of those ancient conflicts remain.
Take for example Bamburgh. The wonderful beaches of Bamburgh are reason enough to visit this seaside town in Northumberland, but it offers much more. The beach on the shores of this town are sheltered by dunes and offer a great experience for those with young children. It offers great swimming and surfing opportunities provided the weather is great. It is also within sight of Bamburgh Castle, which invites visitors to explore the history of the region. Of course, swimming and fishing are part and parcel of the Bamburgh experience.
Cottage accommodation in and around the town is plentiful. There are cottages aplenty that suit both those in search of a romantic and relaxed weekend getaway and family groups where gardens are a necessity for the younger members of the clan.
Eating out in Bamburgh is also a delight. With restaurants such as the Potted Lobster providing exceptional seafood such as its namesake with Brown Shrimp, fresh crab and Smoked Salmon, its hard to tear yourself way to visit Bamburgh Castle, but you should, it's a place with 10,000 years worth of history.
If you are in search of holiday cottages Northumberland has all that you might wish. There are wonderful seaside homes that are perfect for those who want a dash of romance with their Northumberland experience. There are also those ultra-lux cottage options for those who want accommodation that offers that little extra on top of marvellous sea views.