Upgraded to a state-of-the-art four star accommodation, the 14th century fortified Langley Castle has kept all of its imposing medieval architecture and integrity. Further north, guests may visit the famous Roman fortifications known as Hadrian’s Wall, and the medieval Hexham Abbey, while nature enthusiasts can stroll through the Northumberland National Park and admire its rich landscape and wildlife.
The double AA Rosette-awarded restaurant serves carefully selected dishes consisting of locally sourced produce, seasonal fish and fresh local game alongside a wide list of fine wines.
For an intimate setting and a relaxing drink, guests are welcomed to the drawing room, where the stained glass windows and the classic log fireplace capture the medieval aura of this abode.
Groupon’s Guide to Northumberland
Hiking trails and cycle paths weave through the natural beauty of Northumberland’s rolling fields, and along the windswept shores of the sweeping coastline.
The bustling market town of Morpeth is stuffed full of gems, including a 13th century chantry housing a bagpipe museum. Travellers may enjoy the award-winning Carlisle Park, which offers the opportunity for river boating and tennis, while a leisurely promenade takes in the ornamental hedges and trees of the William Turner Garden. A 50-minute drive through the Northumberland countryside will bring guests to the Alnwick Castle and its adjacent gardens. Alternatively, visitors may take a journey to see the Palladian facade of Paxton House, found on the banks of the River Tweed. This stately home sits on 80 acres and boasts a picture gallery which houses over 70 paintings. A short way over from Paxton House stands the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, whose Elizabethan fortifications were built to keep out invading Scots and create fantastic viewing points for modern day visitors.