Places to visit


While you’re staying at Hollyberry Cottage why not take advantage of nearby attractions which include – but most certainly are not limited to:

Hareshaw Linn (a couple of  minutes away)
A popular walk from the village of Bellingham to a picturesque waterfall. The path follows the Hareshaw Burn past the remains of the the village’s iron-making past to the wooded gorge where the stream tumbles it’s way towards the North Tyne. More information about Hareshaw Linn here – Maureen and I walked to the top with friends recently for the first time – the waterfall is excellent as are sights along the way – bring some walking shoes. See the entry in the blog page in this website  for some photos we took.

Hexham Abbey (17 miles south)
"Few churches in the North of England equal the spectacular interior and monastic relics of Hexham" – Simon Jenkins, England’s Thousand Best Churches

Whitehouse Farm Centre (29 miles east)
The Northeast’s largest farm attraction.

Kielder Water and Forest Park (15 miles west)
Nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts, explorers, walkers, cyclists, artists, families.. anyone looking to escape, set their own agenda and create new experiences will delight in everything the area has to offer.

Cragside (24 miles northeast)
One of my favourite places to visit and celebrating over 200 years of a Geordie genius, discover the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. More on Cragside here

Alnwick Castle (35 miles northeast)
Home of the Percy family for 700 years, Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England and proudly known as "The Windsor of the North".

Hadrian’s Wall (all over!)
Hadrian’s Wall is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire and stands as a reminder of past glories of one of the world’s greatest civilisations.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (20 miles southeast)
The creation of the Middleton family for over seven centuries, Belsay has something to captivate everyone.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage (38 miles northeast)
Be a king or queen for a day in one of the largest, strongest and most impressive fortresses in northern England.

Brinkburn Priory (28 miles northeast)
Escape to this scenic gothic church, set in an idyllic riverside. Explore the fascinating 12th-century priory and discover what life was like in a medieval monastery.

In the above, we’ve merely touched on the many, many things you can do while enjoying the comfort of your holiday base in Hollyberry Cottage, self-catering holiday cottage in Bellingham.