Local Attractions

Northumberland is a beautiful part of the United Kingdom with fascinating history, fabulous roaming countryside and many popular visitor attractions, especially the Northumberland Coast.

Areas To Visit

Rockliffe House is located in Wooler on the A697 in the county of Northumberland. Wooler is an attractive stone-built Market Town in Northumberland, perched high above the Wooler Water in the foothills of the Cheviots is a natural gateway to Glendale and Northumberland National Park.

For golfers, Wooler is one of the friendliest. The course is in immaculate condition which compliments the spectacular scenic views of the Cheviot Hills. This course is challenging to the serious minded and pleasurable to those who like a good day out.

There are also some amazing walking and cycling routes in the area and the National Cycle route 1 and the famous Coast and Castles cycle route.

The historic town of Alnwick is within close reach of Wooler, with its unique history, its Castle (made famous in the Harry Potter films) and the renowned Alnwick Garden, it has much to offer the visitor, resident or business alike.

Visit Northumberland’s heritage coast, which is adjacent with the Scottish Borders to the north and the North Sea to the east, the 100 mile long Northumberland Coast is a designated Area Of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), sweeping from the historic town of Berwick upon Tweed in the north, to the village of Tynemouth with its golden sands and rolling surf, in the south. Take a trip to Holy Island, with it’s stunning Lindisfarne Castle. You can also take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, a nature reserve with grey seals and a vast range of sea birds, or to Bass Rock on which nest 10% of the world’s population of North Atlantic Gannets.

Other things of interest nearby:

Cheviot Hills

The upland scenery of the Cheviot massif is second to none with the Cheviot itself rising to 815m (2,674ft). Here you can explore some of the best-preserved prehistoric hillforts in Britain . Place names evoke a time long gone such as Yeavering Bell, Brough Law and Humbleton Hill. The Cheviots also provide some of the best upland stretches for walking along The Pennine Way, Britain ‘s best-known National Trail and St Cuthbert’s Way

College Valley

One of the most awe-inspiring valleys in the Cheviot Hills , and some say the most unspoilt. This tranquil and open valley provides walking routes to the Cheviot summit, the Schill, Red Cribs and Pennine Way. The College Valley is privately owned, but about 12 cars a day are allowed up the valley except at lambing time, April to end of May. For a car permit please contact Sale & Partners on 01668 281 611

St. Cuthberts Cave

A most dramatic sandstone cave formed under an overhang of rocks. It is here that St. Cuthbert’s body is said to have been taken by the monks of Lindisfarne Priory in 875 during their flight from the vikings. The cave is in St. Cuthbert’s Cave Wood.

Borders Gliding Club

Why not try an air experience flight at Borders Gliding Club.  Fly with one of there experienced instructors and view the beautiful Northumberland landscape from 2500ft. www.bordersgliding.co.uk

Salmon Fishing

The River Tweed is famous throughout the world for its Salmon, Sea Trout and Grilse fishing. Sale and Partners manage four fishing lets on the Tweed; Dryburgh, Tweedhill, Tillmouth and Pedwell. Fishing is mostly by fly, with fish from 4lbs to 30lbs. For further information please contact Sale & Partners on 01668 280803

Further Afield

The North East of England has many attractions and places of interest to visit. Northumberland is a great base to visit many of them either by rail or car, if you are in the region for a few days why not visit:

To book your stay at Rockliffe House B&B please call Susan on 01668 283 479 or 07768 167 312 for a chat.