Our Northumberland Cottage at Fenton Hill Farm is situated near to Wooler, in a beautiful and historical part of rural Northumberland.
Directly to the southwest of Fenton Hill lie the Cheviot Hills. These hills that stretch over the border into Scotland have spectacular and varied routes into and around them. Of the range, Cheviot is the highest standing at 2675 ft dominating the surrounding skyline. There are many wonderful walks in the hills and picturesque valleys for everyone from novice to enthusiast. Walking in the hills in Northumberland is certainly one of its best undiscovered secrets.
To the east, the Northumberland coastline comes to prominence and with it Lindisfarne with its rich Christian heritage, the Farne Islands with large colonies of seabirds and seals and Bamburgh, with its magnificent cliff topped perched castle, golden beach and host of tea rooms is undoubtedly one of the regions best loved secrets.
Driving to the south, along the fabulous coastal route, will lead to Dunstanburgh and Craster, home to the world famous Craster Kippers. Craster is a truly traditional Northumbrian fishing village. Dunstanburgh Castle can be viewed from Craster, however the 1 mile walk along the flowing coastline path to the castle is most definitely worth it.
A 35 minute drive southeast from Fenton Hill lies Alnwick, Northumberland's traditional county capital and home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Often referred to as the " Windsor of the North", Alnwick Castle dominates the town - so impressive is its stature that many movie directors have found their way to its door, most recently Harry Potter!! Nestling alongside the castle is the Alnwick Garden, a £12 million project kick-started by Her Grace, the Duchess of Northumberland. Comprising of many unique features, including the "Poison Garden", the Pavilion and Europe's largest Tree House the Garden is definitely a must see.