Northumberland is the most northerly of England's counties. It has often been referred to as, "England's last wilderness". A place of great natural beauty whose varied landscapes truly offer something for everyone.
Bilton Barns is situated in a very special area, all our holiday accommodation is located either within the delightful seaside villages of Alnmouth and Seahouses, or set in stunning countryside near Alnwick and all are within sight of the beautiful Northumberland coast. Touring Northumberland, based from Bilton Barns, is a great way to see the area, including Bamburgh, Craster Seahouses, Rothbury, Alnmouth and Warkworth. There are so many things to do and see, local attractions include Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Alnwick Gardens. Newcastle, The Roman Wall and Edinburgh all make excellent day trips too.
Alnmouth is a quaint seaside village which can be seen from Bilton Barns. The River Aln enters the sea at Alnmouth, the estuary at low tide attracts many species of wading birds due to the abundance of food in the mudflats - a must of any birdwatcher! The village boasts a surprising number of good restaurants, cafes and public houses for snacks and dining out.
Northumberland is a county where a sense of history is evident at every turn. A myriad of castles - the most of any English county. Nearby the thriving market town of Alnwick has Alnwick Castle, which is steeped in history - its earliest parts dating back to 1096 . The town is also home to the well know Alnwick Gardens which is a great day out for all the family.
All accommodation is within easy reach of Alnwick, Alnmouth, Craster, Seahouses, Bamburgh, The Farne Islands, Holy Island, The Roman Wall and the Northumberland National Park. To enjoy the area fully we recommend that you have the use of a car.
Other castles, all within easy traveling distance from any of the accommodation include, the well preserved Warkworth Castle, spectacular Bamburgh Castle, historic (& reputedly haunted!) Chillingham Castle, Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, and last but by no means least the spectacular ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle perched on top of a rocky outcrop overlooking the North Sea and the Farne Islands.