Northumberland National Park has around 1.5 million visitors each year but most visitors find themselves asking where is everyone? There is so much to do and see that in some places you won’t see another soul. The highlights of Northumberland can all be easily reached from Bottle Cottage including:


Cragside HouseCragside House & Estate
The home of Lord Armstrong was the first house in the world to be powered and lit by hydroelectric power (in 2015 the National Trust painstakingly returned the house to hydroelectric power). With more than 1000 acres to explore and over 150 years of history, Cragside is a great day out for all the family!
Located 9 miles from Bottle Cottage


Treehouse at Alnwick GardenAlnwick Garden
The Duchess of Northumberland began redeveloping the area in 1997 and The Alnwick Garden officially opening in 2004. It is now home to one of the largest treehouses in the world as well as a poison garden, stunning walled garden and a fantastic selection of water features – perfect for kids (both young and old)!
Located 20 miles from Bottle Cottage


Alnwick CastleAlnwick Castle
The home of Harry Potter! The castle has been used as a set for the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey. Built after the Norman conquest in 1096 it is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland to this day. Part of the castle and grounds are open to the public with many activities scheduled throughout the year.
Located 20 miles from Bottle Cottage


Northumberland National ParkNorthumberland National Park
Over 1030 square kilometers (400 square miles) of hills, valleys, moorland and forest make up the Northumberland National Park. Within the park are many archeological sites and areas of beauty including Kielder Forest and the Cheviot Hills.
Bottle Cottage is located within the Northumberland National Park


Barter BooksBarter Books
Opened in 1991 in the enormous disused Victorian Alnwick railway station, Barter books is one of the most amazing experiences for bookworms! It is often referred to as “the British Library of 2nd hand bookshops”. The onsite café means you might be there a while…
Located 20 miles from Bottle Cottage


Farne Island PuffinsSeahouses & The Farne Islands
Located about 1 mile off the coast of Seahouses, the Farne Islands are a group of around 20 islands with one of the best seal and seabird colonies found in the UK. A fantastic day out of bird lovers.
Located 34 miles from Bottle Cottage


Lindisfarne PrioryLindisfarne
This key island in the history of Celtic Christianity, also known as Holy Island, is home to picturesque Lindisfarne Priory. Holy Island is only accessible at low tide – please check the tide times before travelling.
Located 41 miles from Bottle Cottage


Otterburn MillOtterburn
Famed for being home to one of the UK’s largest military training grounds, Otterburn is also home to the Otterburn Mill. A family run woolen mill which has made commissions for the royal family. The shop and café are well worth a visit – you might even pick up a souvenir!
Located 13 miles from Bottle Cottage