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The Lookout Pictures
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The Lookout is an old World War II observation post that has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard.
It now offers a unique open plan studio for two on the fore shore overlooking the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve with fantastic views over to Holy Island and Bamburgh. It is ideally situated for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike on this, one of the premier reserves on the North East coast. Holy Island is easily reached via the nearby causeway and the Farne Islands, with one of the regions other outstanding bird and seal colonies, can be visited on a boat ride from nearby Seahouses.
The surrounding area boasts some of Northumberland’s finest beaches, castles, gardens, golf courses and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Cheviot Hills and Border country are within easy reach by car or foot. Groceries are available from Belford, 4 miles away, with chemist, post office, doctor’s/dentist surgeries and public transport.
You do not have far to go to study the local wildlife or just relax on stunning walks on the coast or inland on the hills. Why not escape from it all and savour The Lookouts peace and tranquility. Click through our pages to see our fully equipped and comfortable accommodation and read all about the Nature reserve on your front door.
Things to see and do in Northumberland
Hadrian's Wall is a stone and timber fortification built by the Roman Empire across the width of what is now northern England. Begun in AD 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian, it was the first of two fortifications built across Great Britain, the second being the Antonine Wall in what is now Scotland. Hadrian's Wall is the better known of the two because its physical remains are more evident today.
To get a taste of Northumberland's mining heritage try a visit to Woodhorn Museum, Archive and Country Park, near Ashington. Woodhorn is housed in a stunning new building, inspired by the monster cutting machines that were once used deep underground. The museum is full of interactive displays that give a flavour of pit life in the county.
Dunstanburgh Castle lies on a spectacular headland on the coast of Northumberland in northern England, between the villages of Craster and Embleton.
George Stephensons Birthplace
Small stone cottage built about 1750. Birthplace in 1781 of inventor George Stephenson. One room open to the public.
Northumberland National Park
Northumberland National Park is the northernmost national park in England. It covers an area between the Scottish Border in the north to just south of Hadrian's Wall.
Described in 1880 as 'a palace of the modern magician', Cragside House, Gardens and Estate is a truly unique visitor attraction in the heart of Northumberland. Situated near Rothbury, it was the family home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and industrialist. Cragside was the first building in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity and a walk around the National Trust property reveals a wealth of ingenious gadgetry including fire alarm buttons, telephones, a passenger lift and a Turkish bath suite.
Hexham Abbey is a place of Christian worship dedicated to St Andrew and located in the town of Hexham, Northumberland, in northeast England. Since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1537, the Abbey has been the parish church of Hexham.
Dramatically perched on a rocky crag and accessible via a three-mile causeway at low tide only, the island castle presents an exciting and alluring aspect. Originally a Tudor fort, it was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens. The small rooms are full of intimate decoration and design, with windows looking down upon the charming walled garden planned by Gertrude Jekyll. The property also has several extremely well-preserved 19th-century lime kilns.
Hexham Old Gaol
The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Hexham Old Gaol, which is in the centre of the town, was built between 1330 and 1333 and was used as a prison for almost 500 years.
Battle of Flodden Battlefield
Flodden Field was once the scene of battle, carnage and enmity, but now, yesterday’s bloody history is intertwined with a spirit of peace and reconciliation. The warring Borderlands have now given way to the tranquillity of fields of crops and to grazing sheep and cattle. It is here, in the quiet of the Borders countryside that one can imagine the events of five hundred years past, and perhaps feel the spirits of those who took part on that fateful day.
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