Why the North East is the Perfect Staycation
18 Aug 2021
Due to changing travel restrictions jetting off abroad may seem a little too confusing or out of reach this year. But fear not, here in the North East we have some wonderful staycation ideas right on our very door step! Read on for a few of our recommendations…
Here in the North East we truly are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. From golden sands and wildflower filled dunes, to rocky shores and stunning cliff tops, there is beauty in every direction. If you will be joined by your four legged friend, Bamburgh is a fantastic choice with heaps of unspoilt beach to explore. Another fantastic choice is Druridge Bay, which is a 7 mile beach running from Amble to Cresswell. This is a popular spot with walkers, surfers and horse riders alike so there really is something for everyone!
Whether you’re looking to stay overnight or just a day trip out, there is so much to do and see across the region. Did you know it is estimated that 85% of the UK population has never seen a truly dark sky? Kielder Observatory offers you the chance to ‘experience moments of inspiration, wonder and hope through observing the cosmos’. They host a range of events, but book quickly…they’re very popular! Perhaps you’d prefer a physical challenge, then why not risk it all at Go Ape Maften for an afternoon of non-stop fun. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or just looking for some quality time, this is sure to be a hit with all the family.
History & Heritage
We truly are ruined with historical landmarks here in the North East (there’s a pun for the history fanatics out there). Hadrian’s Wall offers numerous sites across the region to choose from. For a free day out head to Walltown Crags and see first-hand fantastic views of the especially preserved wall in this area. If you’re looking for a more hands on activity why not try one of the events hosted near the ruins. ‘How to be a Roman Soldier’ offers the chance to experience Roman soldier life for yourself, tickets are available to buy online.
Every inch of the stunning Northumberland National Park will leave you mesmerised and craving to explore further. For a half day walk that is sure to excite check out Beamish Valley Hillfort Trail, this 2.5 mile walk is perfect if you’re looking for fantastic views in a shorter duration. If you’re looking for some natural beauty then Linhope Spout is a great option for you, located within Northumberland International Dark Sky Park this wild and wonderful waterfall is sure to be remembered.
Our region is a great base for spotting wildlife, with vast areas boasting a wide range of impressive habitats and fascinating species. Puffins are one of the most popular birds in the country and there’s no better place to witness them in their natural habitat than the Farne Islands. Catch a boat from Seahouses harbour and head off on a trip full of endless photograph opportunities and learning potential. Peak season for spotting the birds begins around April and lasts until mid-Summer.
If you’re considering staying local this Summer, we hope you have found these suggestions helpful. If it’s even made you consider re-locating to the region why not give us a call on 0191 236 1079 or Request your free appointment here to find out how we can help you!