Places to Visit from Brewers Cottage
The market town of Hexham is only 3 miles away and offers a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and a number of useful superstores. There is also a swimming pool, leisure centre and bowling alley, and for those who enjoy visiting historical attractions, Hexham Abbey dating back to AD674 and Hexham Old Gaol offer a great day out. Why not spend a day at the races and take a trip to Hexham Racecourse, located only 4 miles away. The pretty village of Corbridge is only 3 miles away with a lovely blend of independent shops and a great place to enjoy a late lunch or evening meal in one of the many traditional cafés or pubs there.
Castles, Gardens and Visitor Attractions
Cultural treats in the area include the award winning £32 million Alnwick Garden, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, umpteen historic castles to be explored along Northumberland’s Heritage Coast, Hadrian’s Wall, and Newcastle’s Quayside with its Baltic Arts Centre and Sage Music Centre.
Cragside House (a favourite of mine!) A National Trust Victorian House, gardens and woodland, make sure you leave enough time to see it all.
Wallington Hall The largest estate owned by the National Trust a historic country house and gardens.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, an English Heritage treasure, so much to see at one attraction with regular special events.
Hadrians Wall is a short drive away and you can discover The Sill, Chesters, Vindolanda, Brocolitia, , the famous sycamore gap, The Roman Army Museum at Housesteads, Corbridge Roman Fort with the beautiful Lanercost Priory & Birdoswald only a little further on.
The villages of Allendale, Blanchland are all within a half hour’s drive and each with its own unique charming character, offering independent shops, galleries, cafes, restaurant and with their own walking routes to discover.
Kirkharle Courtyard, Capability Brown Garden and Country Shopping with Cafe
Bolam Lake, lake and country park, accessible country park with path suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
Kielder Water Forest & Observatory are only 30 miles away, offering watersports, visitor centre, sailing and some of the most challenging mountain bike trails in the UK. Kielder Observatory is one of the most remarkable places to visit in the whole of the UK. A public astronomical observatory which is second to none, under some of the darkest skies in the world where you’ll find “infinite inspiration” and wonders you could never have imagined!
For sports fans, Hexham Race Course is two miles away; Newcastle United and Newcastle Falcons are twenty miles away; Championship golf can be played at Close House, Slaley Hall, Matfen Hall and Hexham; and sailing is available at Derwent Reservoir & Kielder.
Beamish Museum – slightly further afield but well worth the visit, one of the best attractions for all the family – about 45 minute drive.
Places to Eat Near By:
The Travellers Rest at Slaley – 3 miles by road or public byway 20 mins walk – good pub food and dog friendly.
The Beaumont Hotel Hexham, very nice food, not dog friendly, during the week has very reasonable specials menu but on weekend can be expensive.
The Dipton Mill, 2 miles away and a lovely walk, very quaint and all homemade food. Not dog friendly, although if the weather is good dogs are allowed in the garden which has lots of tables and very pleasant.
A Little Further Afield
If it’s culture, shopping and nightlife you want, Newcastle and Gateshead are twenty miles east. Their many attractions include the Baltic Art Gallery and the Sage, restaurants, cafes and night clubs, plus fantastic shopping both in Newcastle and Gateshead Metro Centre.
Newcastle upon Tyne, all the attractions of the big city including shopping, restaurants, cafe’s, theatres, art galleries, The Sage
Northumberland Coast, A journey up the North East coast offers Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. With beautiful sandy beaches, coastal villages, boat trips to the Farne Islands and the spectacular sealife.
Walks – see laminated sheets or for further afield visit:-
Dozens of outstanding cycle trails nearby, whatever your ability or passion. There is over 350 miles of cycle paths in Northumberland. Four of the most famous routes run near by Hadrian’s Cycleway, The Coast & Castles, Pennine Cycleway, and the UKs most popular route, the Coast to Coast (C2C).
A privileged area in the Tyne Valley we are ideally located for a spot of Salmon, Sea Trout and
Brown Trout fishing, with the well-stocked waters at Kielder and the North and South Tyne rivers within easy reach.