EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL NORTHUMBERLAND
FROM DOXFORD HALL HOTEL AND SPA
Doxford Hall Hotel is an ideal base for those wishing to explore Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.Take in some of the best views in one of the country's most beautiful regions.
|The historic town of Alnwick|
Alnwick is in the heart of northumberland, famous for its unspoilt beauty, and is one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in the whole of England - with long sandy beaches, quiet friendly villages, the Simonside and Cheviot hills, well preserved medieval Castles, and gardens (Alnwick Garden should come top of your list!). There are numerous Stately Homes in the area including the fantastic Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and often referred to as "The Windsor of the north".
The coastal Parish of Bamburgh is set in beautiful Northumberland countryside. During the early medieval period Bamburgh was at the very centre of royal Northumbria which stretched from the Humber to the Forth. It was the most important county in England very different from the quiet village that it is today. Visible for miles around, Bamburgh is dominated by its imposing castle. Having been extensively restored, first by Lord Crewe in the 1750's and more recently by the first Lord Armstrong at the end of the 19th century. It is open to members of the public throughout the year.
Any trip to Northumberland must include a pilgrimage to The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the very fountainhead of England's Christian heritage. The striking 16th century Lindisfarne Castle stands dramatically on the prominent rocky outcrop which forms the island, cut-off twice a day by the North Sea in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. This romantic, enchanting Tudor Fort is packed to the turrets with small rooms full of intimate decoration and design, with views of the walled garden designed by Gertude Jekyll and stunning coastal panoramas.
Covering about eighteen hundred square miles, the Scottish Borders stretches from the rolling hills and moorland in the west, through gentler valleys to the high agricultural plains of the east, and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages.In the bright spring months, fresh new growth fills the valleys and forests of the Scottish Borders. Enjoy time to spare with the lure of longer and lighter summer days or relax in more mellow shades of autumn when mauves and purples tint the moors.
|Newcastle - Gateshead|
Newcastle - Gateshead is a mix of the modern and historic, renowned for its excellent Shopping and amazing nightlife. But Newcastle Gateshead has much more to offer - explore the beautiful architecture including the ancient city walls and castle; enjoy the stunning quayside with its waterfront bars and galleries; dine in one of the many superb restaurants and cafe's; and donít miss the fantastic public art such as the Angel of the North.
With a year-long programme of festivals and events there is always something going on. Doxford Hall Hotel is a perfect base for exploring the capital of the North East, allowing you to experience the hustle and bustle of a these vibrant European cities during the day before retiring to the hall at night for some rest and relaxation.
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