Northumberland is England's most northern county - and one of its least populated. Sharing a northern boundary with the Scottish Borders, this was a region which was not always as peaceful as it is today. Evidence of this once bloody past is all around us in the shape of a multitude of castles and fortified houses - many of which are open to the public.
Link House Farm is centrally located to make visiting these fascinating places a simple matter. Within an easy half-hour car journey there are castles at Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Lindisfarne and Alnwick (made famous recently as one of the main locations of the Harry Potter movies).
Other historic places of interest include Cragside House at Rothbury (approx 45 mins) which was the first house in the world to be lit by electricity, Lindisfarne Priory (approx. 30 mins) the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels and the site the Viking raiders landed and not forgetting the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall (approx. 1 and a half hours) which was built to keep the Barbarians out of the rest of the Roman Empire.
For those with sporty inclinations, Northumberland has much to offer. Being situated on the seaside, for those who aren't afraid of getting wet there is much to entertain on your very doorstep! Surfing & kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving to name but a few. There is a multitude of centers and tuition available if required - please check out our Links section for more information or don't hesitate to contact us.
Walkers and cyclists have the opportunity to explore a huge variety of trails and landscapes. From spectacular cliff-top walks overlooking the north sea to strolls in the Northumberland National Park and the wide open skies of the Cheviot Hills where wildlife such as otters, black grouse, peregrine falcons and curlew can often be spotted.
Northumberland boasts a myriad of villages and market towns each with its own unique flavour and character such as Craster, home to the famous Kipper and Berwick upon Tweed with it's connections to the artist L.S.Lowry, magnificent architecture and Elizabethan town walls, it's well worth a trip.
Link House Farm is also located almost equidistant between the bustling cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh giving ample opportunities for the serious shopper, art lover or culture vulture!