Out & About
Links View is in the heart of Northumberland nestled within the lovely village of North Sunderland in Seahouses. The location is ideal to access and enjoy an array of places of interest and activities which can assure an enjoyable and pleasure filled holiday.
Beaches, with more than 30 miles of sandy beaches, the Northumberland Coast is truly special and recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). With those on our doorstep including Seahouses, and Beadnell boasting characterful harbours and historic lime kilns and Bamburgh with its vast expanse of sands at low-tide – a treat for bird watchers.
Seahouses and the surrounding areas now has an array of restaurants including Indian, Italian, Good quality English Pub food and the traditional seaside Fish and Chip restaurants.
There are quaint tea rooms and cafes along the areas of Seahouses, Bamburgh and Beadnell and a number of public houses.
The area of North Northumberland in particular has the largest number of Castles than any other place in Britain including:
- Alnwick, home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. In the Percy family since 1309 and recently becoming infamous as the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
- Dunstanburgh, standing on a wave-battered headland this is a sight to behold and a worthy place to visit.
- Walkworth, the ancient seat of the Percy’s. The castle is in an elevated position and featured in Shakespears’ Henry IV.
- Lindisfarne standing on a rocky outcrop on Holy Island, a small fortress first built in 1550.
- Chillingham, a remarkable Castle with its alarming torture chambers and dungeons, romantic grounds boasting breathtaking views. A very historic place to visit which is thought to be haunted by a number of interesting characters.
- Bamburgh, which is known as the Home of the Kings of Northumbria sits impressively on an outcrop of volcanic dolerite.
Museums in the area include:
- Grace Darling in nearby Bamburgh which celebrates the life of Victorian Britain’s greatest heroin and the story of the wreck of the steamship SS Forfarshire on the 7th Sept 1838.
- Bailiffegate in Alnwick is located in the Castle quarter and hosts events and shares fascinating stories of the past about the town and the district of Alnwick.
- Royal Regiment of Fusiliers which sits within Alnwick Castle.
- Berwick upon tweed Barracks which gives insight into the life of British Infantryman between the Civil and First World Wars. The barracks were the first purpose built barracks in England.
Places of Interest
Other places of interest include:
- Enjoy boat trips to the Farne Islands one of the UKs top wildlife experiences and also a hit with bird watchers where in season you can see the beautiful puffin.
- Drive over the beautiful causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne which is best known as the origin of the Lindisfarne Gospels and turn the pages of a facsimile version of the Gospels at the Heritage centre.
- Cragside House, the first country house to be lit by hydroelectric power.
- The Alnwick Gardens an inspiring landscape of beautiful gardens including a Treehouse Restaurant, the Poison Gardens and wonderful water features.
- Lindisfarne Priory the home of St Cuthbert and the epicentre of Christianity in Anglo Saxon times.
- Situated at the rear of Links View is Slate hall Riding Centre which offers lessons, treks, and beach rides in the surrounding Northumberland’s beaches and countryside.
- Berwick-upon-tweed, a market town which is a historic Elizabethan walled town with a tempestuous past seeing it change hands between England and Scotland 13 times falling into England in 1482. The town is admired by many and hosts a specially created Lowery trail and Guided tours are also offered to maximise your enjoyment.
- Many other places to go include Heatherslaw, Beal Barns, Paxton House, the Scottish Borders, including Yetholm & the Pennine way, Northumberland National Park, The Cheviots, Newcastle & Gateshead and Edinburgh to name but a few.
Things To Do
Things to do:
- Walking & Cycling – whether this be, along the 30 miles or so of beautiful beaches / coastal route that stretches across Northumberland, in the lovely peaceful hills situated to the west of Seahouses known as the Cheviots or in the miles National Park that Northum berland boasts.
- Spa and Leisure facilities – Enjoy the plush facilities of the Ocean Club a Private Spa & Leisure facility, which you can access as a guest of Links View for a small entrance charge. The club has a good range of Thalgo treatments for those who want to be pampered, a well equipped gymnasium for those who want to work out and a lovely pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub for those who just want to relax.
- Bird watching whether this be be across the water on the Farne Islands or just along the coast at Budle bay
- Boat trips – enjoy either a pleasure trip to the Farne Islands, a diving trip or enjoy one of the fishing trips that all leave from Seahouses harbour