Northumberland is the perfect place to spend a Bank Holiday weekend, with so many historic landmarks to explore, national parks to soak up the Spring sunshine and plenty of pubs and restaurants to enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing drink, you will be spoilt for choice. If you are visiting the county this weekend and are planning on bringing your four-legged furry friend along for the ride, then you will both be welcomed with open arms and a warm smile as we are a pet-friendly bed and breakfast here at William De Percy! Here is our roundup of activities to jam pack your weekend from start to finish…
Alnwick Gardens & Treehouse
If the sun comes out to play this weekend then the Alnwick Gardens is a beautiful place to visit. Soak up the nature and picturesque views of the gardens before stopping by the gift shop to perouse a range of photography, food, craft beers and fabulous gift ideas. Before heading back to base, you could make a table reservation for the world’s largest Treehouse restaurant to enjoy a magical dining experience sampling locally sourced seafood, fish and meats while enjoying a sip of wine or testing The Duchess of Northumberland’s very own range of cocktails “Deadly Jane” infront of the live music hosted that particular evening.
To book entry tickets for the gardens, or for further information regarding the Treehouse, visit their website today.
If you are wanting to walk the legs off yourself and your little pooch, then we have the perfect trail. Hadrian’s Wall. Stretching 73 miles coast to coast from the west at Bowness-on-Solway to the east at Wallsend, it is perfect for soaking up a bit of history within Northumberland to view the wall that was built to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire.
On Sunday’s especially, the seaside town of Tynemouth is one of the best places to be! Hosting Tynemouth Market, known as the North’s most vibrant marketplace, from 9am-3:30pm situated in Tynemouth Station you can find all sorts of preloved vintage goods, handmade crafts, locally sourced produce and many a-place to take the world off your feet and sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy a bite to eat.
Experience the real hustle and bustle of city life in the centre of the ‘toon.’ A 44-minute drive from base here at William De Percy, you can spend the day shopping in the indoor shopping centre, Eldon Square, or on the many streets sprinkled in high street names on Grey Street and Northumberland Street. Hosting the Quayside Market underneath the iconic landmark, the Swing Bridge between 9:30am-4pm every Sunday and The Grainger Market on Grainger Street open Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm, there is plenty to do and see in the vibrant city.
With many of treasures to explore and enjoy in Northumberland, it sure does make for a weekend well spent! To book your weekend with us here at William De Percy, visit our website today to book online or give us a call on 01830520261 and we would be more than happy to help you book your stay!