Outchester & Ross Holiday Cottages, Northumberland: Holiday Information
Gardens, Castles and Stately Homes
The Alnwick Garden
(Historic Park and Garden Grade 1)
The vision of the Duchess of Northumberland, the first stage of this garden was completed in 2001 around a water cascade designed by the Wirtz family from Belgium. There is also a large treehouse with a restaurant, rope bridges and walkways, a bamboo labyrinth, a poison garden, and the Serpent Garden.
Telephone : 01665 511350
Medieval Castle and grounds. Grade 1, Voted UK's Best Family Day Out 2018 by Heritage UK
Family home of the famous Percy family for over 700 years and film location of numerous film and TV series including Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. Lots of magic, fun and history for all the family. Visit once and return free for a year. Open Easter until end October annually.
Telephone: 01665 511100
Magnificent cliff top castle in Bamburgh, overlooking the beach. Once the royal seat of the Kings of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle has stood guard over this beautiful coastline for over 1,400 years. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country.
Telephone: 01668 214515
Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens
(Historic Garden Grade 1, English Heritage)
Created by the Monck family between 1795 and 1933 there is a path about half a mile long that leads from the Hall past the formal gardens and fine croquet lawn, through the quarry garden, from where the stone to build the Hall was quarried, and on to the 14th century Castle. A most interesting experience.
Telephone : 01661 881636
(Historic Park and Garden Grade 2)
The Elizabethan style garden has been recently restored and there are pleasant walks around the landscaped grounds. The Chillingham Estate dates back to the 1200's and once included land from Belford to Cornhill - Ross Farm was part of it until 1923.
Telephone l: 01668 215359
(Historic Garden Grade 1, The National Trust)
Definitely worth a visit.
Telephone : 01669 620333
(Historic Garden Grade 2, Howick Trustees Ltd)
Walks through the woods both east and west cover an arboretum with over 10,000 trees and shrubs.
Telephone : 01665 577285
(Historic Garden Grade 2, The National Trust)
The house set on a terrace with fine views - the garden on the sloping site nearby invites exploration.
Telephone : 01670 773600
(Listed Grade 2, The National Trust)
A small walled garden a short distance north of the castle, designed by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911.
Telephone : 01289 389244