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Northumberland

Click the map for tourism ideas Northumberland combines a coastal plain along the North Sea and an upland area of hills and moors inland. The Cheviot Hills extend along the border with Scotland in the north and form part of the Northumberland National Park, which is scattered with prehistoric remains. To the south, stand the remains of Hadrian's Wall, constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century ad to delineate the northernmost limits of the Empire. There are excellent walks along the wall, which stretches over 73 miles (117km) and passes through magnificent countryside.
Cook And Barker Inn

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, Newton On The Moor, Northumberland NE65 9JY. Tel:
Traditional Northumbrian Country Inn with fantastic views of the coast and the Cheviot hills. Just a short detour off the A1 the Cook and Barker serves excellent food, fine wines and well kept ales.
Elks Head

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Whitfield, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 8HD. Tel: 01434 345282
John Bull Inn

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12 Howick Street, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1UY. Tel: 01665 602055
Small friendly back street pub dating from around the 1840's. The pub specialises in Real Ale with Tetleys Cask Bitter plus 3 everchanging guest ales giving a choice of around 200 beers ever year and Malt Whisky with approx 60 currently available. It is also one of the few remaining pubs to retain the North-Eastern tradition of the annual leek show.
Langley Castle Hotel

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, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland NE47 5LU. Tel: 01434 688888
Award winning converted Castle dating back to 1350 located in the Northumbrian valley of the South Tyne. Langley Castle is renowned for its excellent food and is licensed to perform Civil Marriages.
Lord Crewe Arms
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Front Street, Blanchland, Northumberland DH8 9SP. Tel: 01434 675251
Excellent inn which was formerly part of a monastery, the old cloisters now form part of a walled garden and the old crypt is a bar with an impressive barrel vaulted ceiling. The inn is reputedly haunted and there's also an enormous 13th century fireplace that was once used to conceal people hiding from the authorities. The beer's good and so is the food so why not drop in if you're in the area? And if you were wondering about the name - Lord Crewe was the Bishop of Durham many years ago.
Lord Crewe Arms
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Front Street, Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BL. Tel: 01668 214243
Manor House Inn

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, Carterway Heads, Northumberland DH8 9LX. Tel: 01207 255268
The Manor House dates from approximately 1760 and has a comfortable lounge bar with picture windows with fine southerly views over moorland pastures, combined with wood-burning stove and old oak pews which make for a very comfortable inn with good ales and food.
Olde Ship Hotel

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9 Main Street, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7RD. Tel: 01665 720200
Former farmhouse dating back to 1745 overlooking the harbour. Excellent ales are served in the wonderfully nautical bar, filled with stained glass, brass fittings and all sorts of ship bits. Accommodation is both in the inn or adjacent cottages with breakfast for both served in the inn where the locally smoked kippers are a delight.
The Ship

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Marygate, Holy Island, Northumberland TD15 2SJ. Tel: 01289 389311
There has been a public house on this site for several hundred years. It was formerly called the Northumberland Arms. Check the tide times before you try and get across, and don't ignore them As the island is surrounded by the sea (twice a day). It can get busy at lunchtimes as the main speciality at the Ship Inn is seafood. So get there early, especially if you want to eat. The fish & chips (locally caught fish) is good as are the cask ales.