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    • Budget accommodation and public transport.

      Bamburgh Dec 5, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Is it possible to explore this area by using public transport, we are here mainly on a walking holiday but would like to use Bamburgh as a base and visit places like Lindisfarne, coastline walking to nearest villages with a return bus, maybe some walks in the Borders area? Also looking for either self catering accommodation or budget B & B for approx. 5 days in June 2015. Would appreciate any suggestions. Also does anyone know what season the puffins may be visible in this area. Thank you

      6 Answers Dec 7, 2014 at 11:27 AM
    • Leaving Lindesfarne

      Lindisfarne Aug 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

      We will be at Lindesfarne for 3 days, with no car, and leaving on Monday, September 8. I can find nothing that tells me whether or not the bus from Lindesfarne to Berwick is operating on that day. If it isn't what alternatives do we have to reach the mainland that day?

      6 Answers Aug 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM
    • Crossing Times

      Lindisfarne Aug 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM

      Anyone know how i can find out crossing times for 2007 to 2013

      3 Answers Aug 2, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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      Hexham Races

      Hexham Feb 28, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      I know that there are meal packages you can buy at Hexham Races, but I am trying to understand what the food options are if you don't pre-purchase one of these packages. Are you able to have a reasonable sit down meal anywhere? Any help from somebody who has been there would be fantastic.

    • How to get the best Scottish-experience on a day-trip from Alnwick.

      Alnwick Feb 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      What suggestions do you have for how to get the Scottish-experience on a day-trip from Alnwick, Northumberland, UK?

      6 Answers Feb 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM
    • Things to do in Alnwick

      Alnwick Feb 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      What sort of things are open in Alnwick this week, half term, when we will be visiting.

      3 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 5:11 PM
    • Celtic ring

      Lindisfarne Feb 9, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      I bought a sterling silver celtic engraved ring on the island, but cannot remember the name of the shop can anyone help as I have lost it and want another one

      Thank You

      Don Naylor

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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      Hadrian's Wall

      Northumberland Mar 2, 2011 at 6:38 PM

      I'm thinking about doing a day trip from Newcastle to visit part of the wall. I'm hoping to take the AD122 bus to Housesteads and then walk from there to Milecastle Inn and hopefully catch the bus back. According to the bus schedule, I can get there at around 10:30 and have to make it to Milecastle Inn by 16:30, so I have less than 6 hours to get there.

      Based on the 15 circular walks guide I downloaded from the Hadrian's Wall site, this section is marked as "strenuous" and about 6-7 miles long. Has anyone actually walked there before and can tell me if it is as strenuous as the guide said? How long would it take for someone in average shape to complete this? I can do distance but am less comfortable with hills (as there are none back home). Since I have limited time, if it would take too long (say more than 4 hours continuous), I'll probably have to stop at Steel Rigg instead.

      Thanks.

      7 Answers Jun 6, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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      I have some free vouchers for around Northumberland.

      Northumberland Aug 26, 2009 at 10:07 AM

      If your going there soon let me know, I have some money off, kids go free and free entry vouchers I didn't get to use.

      First come first served. They dont go out until the end of the year.

      Joolz x

    • Travel plans - Hadrians Wall - Roman sites

      Northumberland Jul 5, 2008 at 10:00 PM

      In mid October 08, after a stay in the Highlands my wife and I are considering train to Carlisle and hiring a car. We are visiting the south of the Eden Valley - Appleby, Long Marton, Dufton - where my family originally farmed (from at least 17th Cent) before settling in Oz in 1850s. We also want to see the Lakes District and spend a few days visiting Roman sites along the Wall. We expect to have 4 full days and 2 part days before train to Bath.

      We are considering using a central base (hotel or B & B) and driving out to accomplish our travel interests.

      We think these ideas are achievable given the distances involved - or lack of them. It all seems so small and compact compared to travelling in Oz.

      We would be grateful for any comments, criticisms or tips about the above; recommendations about accomodation; must see places along the Wall - Vindolanda and Cawfields seem to me to be definites.

      many thanks

      4 Answers Jul 6, 2008 at 4:30 AM
    • Accomodation in Seahouses

      Northumberland May 26, 2007 at 1:08 AM

      Can anyone suggest a cheap accomodation in Seahouses for 4?

      1 Answer May 26, 2007 at 1:47 AM
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      Christmas accommodation group of 13

      Northumberland Apr 10, 2007 at 7:44 AM

      Can anyone recommend accommodation for 13 people which would be suitable for a family christmas? Looking to pay no more than £1000/week, preferable pet-friendly but it's not crucial.
      Many thanks.
      FF.

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2007 at 11:30 AM
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      travel from Newcastle - Holy Island Jan 08

      Northumberland Feb 22, 2007 at 5:16 PM

      Hi, I'm looking at taking a short trip to Holy Island as my UK stopver between South Asia and Canada. I have a window of only a few days and would need to get to Lindisfarne from Newcastle airport approx 2 pm Thurs Jan 3, and then back again in 2 days. I know there is a train to Berwick-on-Tweed, although timing is everything with the tides. I have been trying to enquire about ordering a private shuttle-taxi to take me there, and then pick me up again (to be dropped off at a Newcastle hotel on the Saturday). Unfortunately my queries seem to be ignored even though I'm only asking for a possible price compared to renting a car (which I know could be even more expensive, and I may need an international driver's permit along with my Canadian driver's license). Do any of you know of a shuttle service that can be ordered between Newcastle and the island?? Normally I would get a train from Newcastle to Berwick, then a taxi from there, but time is not a luxury that day... thanks for advice...

      6 Answers Apr 10, 2007 at 11:34 AM
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      Bed and breakfast around Alnwick.......

      Northumberland May 29, 2006 at 5:22 AM

      Can any one suggest a good b and b around Alnwick or surrounding area ? I dont mind anything within a 25 mile raduis.
      Thanks
      Joolz

      1 Answer May 29, 2006 at 8:43 AM
    • help things to do

      Alnwick Mar 24, 2005 at 5:11 AM

      I would like to stay close to or in Alnwick when York is taken over by Royal ascot in June ... Any ideas of places to stay or things to do....

      9 Answers Mar 30, 2006 at 10:21 AM
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      Holy Island

      Northumberland Jan 28, 2005 at 3:24 PM

      I will be staying south of Edinburgh this summer and was thinking about taking a drive to Holy Island. Is it worth seeing? Thanks for any help.

      4 Answers Jun 1, 2006 at 7:53 AM
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      Various tips

      Northumberland Jan 6, 2004 at 5:52 AM

      Hubby and I have plans to see Northumberland too next time we visit family in Lincolnshire. None of us can drive so we wonder if it is possible to leave the mainline and main roads by bus/coach too between places other than major towns? Any good link to county transport? Things we have in mind are: Alnwick - a must since brother-in-law had a shop there once and I want to see the castle. Bamburgh - a must for an Ivanhoe fan who loves beaches Lindisfarne - well I'm Scandinavian...hehe Hadrians Wall - how and where by bus to still see an interesting part? Anything else we "must" do? We plan to go around Easter. Any special events? Closing days (hubby feels more Swedish than English these days)?

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2004 at 1:53 PM
    • public transport

      Northumberland Sep 12, 2003 at 12:10 PM

      Hi I want to go to Northumberland next summer. I don't have a driverlicens yet so I have to travel by public transport. Does anyone know a site for this? Or wich places are wel to reach by public transport and what the cost are? irma

      3 Answers Dec 10, 2003 at 3:09 PM