Things to do

At Horton Grange we are very lucky to be situated so close to so many of Northumberland’s Tourist Attractions.  Please find information below on things to see and do in the immediate area and beyond.

 

 

Northumberlandia

Northumberlandia is a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, which was completed in 2012, near Cramlington, Northumberland, northern England. Made of 1.5 million tonnes of earth from neighbouring Shotton Surface Mine, it is 34 metres (112 feet) high and 400 metres (1,300 feet) long.  Known locally as ‘The Lady of the North’ she is situated about 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel – certainly worth viewing.

www.northumberlandia.com

 

 

The Milk Hope Centre

A unique rural shopping location 5 minutes from the hotel.  Situated on the Blagdon Estate (owned by Lord Ridley) the Milk Hope Centre has opened each of it’s unique farm buildings to host a wide range of unique gifts, works of art and local food.

milkhope.co.uk

 

 

Blagdon Cheese Farm

Superior Sustenance and only 5 minutes from the hotel. This cheese farm was founded in 1984 by Marc Robertson on Soppit Farm, in Elsdon, we now have a gorgeous little cheese hub in Blagdon. Tucked away down Green Lane in Northumberland, we have a lovely converted granary building, which houses our Dairy, Despatch, our offices, and our very own Cheese Loft Café.  You will find a selection of Blagdon’s Cheeses on the Horton Grange Menu.

www.northumberandcheese.co.uk

 

 

Angel of the North

The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, located in Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, England. Completed in 1998, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across. The wings do not stand straight sideways, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward; Gormley did this to create "a sense of embrace".

www.newcastlegateshead.com/things-to-do/the-angel-of-the-north-p26491

 

 

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest, and renovated and remodelled a number of times.  It has become more famous recently as it was used as a setting for the Harry Potter Films (as the basis for Hogwarts School) and also some of the rooms were also used during the filming of the BBC Drama Downton Abbey.

www.alnwickcastle.com

 

 

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle is a castle on the northeast coast of England, by the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. It is a Grade I listed building. The site was originally the location of a Celtic Brittonic fort known as Din Guarie and may have been the capital of the kingdom of Bernicia from its foundation in c. 420 to 547.  The castle boasts many original artefacts from its history and it is reputed to be haunted.

www.bamburghcastle.com

 

 

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Cross the dramatic causeway to reach the island of Lindisfarne, on a journey that will stay in your memory forever. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient monks who built their priory here nearly 1,400 years ago, and explore the wild coastal beauty of Holy Island. Visit our fascinating museum and find out about a grisly Viking raid, the cult of St Cuthbert, and the beautiful medieval manuscript: the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Be careful of your timings, Holy Island is a tidal Island and you will need to time things carefully to ensure you can get on and off the island safely!

www.lindisfarne.org.uk

 

 

Metro Centre (Europe’s Largest Shopping Centre)

The ultimate location for all shop-a-holics.  With a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainments to choose from this place has to be visited to be believed.  4 Wings and 2 floors this place is a monster.  Situated approximately 12 miles from the hotel with easy access via the A1.

intu.co.uk/metrocentre

 

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