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Holy Island & The Northumberland Coast

North-east England's romantic islands & coast
 
This Holiday in a nutshell
  • self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, luggage transported
  • leisurely routes along the coast & inland
  • discover the region's rich history
  • marvel at Lindisfarne, Bamburgh & Dunstanburgh Castles
  • spot seals & puffins on the Farne Islands

Northumberland was once the powerhouse of England, with saints and kings – and viking raiders – playing important secular and religious roles in the destiny of the country. Today, peace reigns over this rural and remarkably unspoiled land making it the perfect place for a leisurely holiday. Discover vestiges of its turblent past in mighty castle along the coast; enjoy spectacular views of land and sea; look out for fabulous wildlife, from red squirrels in the woods to the seabirds of the islands; and savour some tasty regional cuisine.
In both guesthouses we felt that our hosts genuinely enjoyed having us stay there and the quality of rooms and food was of the highest standard. Our female taxi driver was charming - friendly and informative. The highlight was seeing the sea birds on our boat trip to the Farne Islands. Hoping to see just one puffin we saw about 40,000!
     
Mr J Arfield, Australia
The rewarding routes on this holiday allow you to visit Lindisfarne on Holy Island, before heading inland to discover gently rolling hills and quiet woodland which hide secret caves and legends of long-distant saints. Enjoy sweeping views along the coast of oft-deserted sandy beaches and craggy islands, before reaching the fishing village of Seahouses, from where you can take a thrilling boat trip out to spot the wildlife on the Farne Islands, including seals, migratory puffins and other seabirds.

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 Average Temperatures & Rainfall
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
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mm 55 38 48 44 51 51 52 66 55 50 60 54

The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

East England is less prone to rain than the west, but you should always be prepared for wet weather. The breeding season for seabirds is from spring to late summer, with large numbers of puffins on the Farne Islands between April and late July.