Enjoy the best of the Northumberland countryside with 3 walks around Alnwick

Walking in the beautiful green Breamish Valley, Northumberland.

Alnwick, located in the picturesque county of Northumberland, is a perfect destination for those seeking a walking holiday filled with stunning scenery, historic sites, and charming villages. With its proximity to the Northumberland coast and the Northumberland National Park, Alnwick offers a diverse range of walking routes to suit all levels of ability. Alnwick, and […]

The land of make believe!

How wonderful to wake up the snow and decide to go for a walk through the meadows following the river Aln which sits right under Alnwick Castle,home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Off to the Land of make believe..how lovely! The meadows can be easiky accessed and can be reached from 2 roads […]

Spring break – its time for a change of scenery!

Now that Christmas and New Year are gone its time to turn our attention to other things! Most likeky and top of the list is a get away before we start thinking about the next major event in the year which is usually Easter. Before we get into that its important to take time for […]

Coming soon..Alnwick’s newest attraction!

At Hourglass Holidays we are always happy to stay up to date with new attractions and places to go during your stay. The newest attraction is called Lilidorei and has been under construction for quite some time, so it exciting to see the most recent progress as its now visible from the road. Lilidorei is […]

Red sky at night what a delight!

For all that Northumbria has to offer with Coast and Countryside there is one huge thing that almost goes unnoticed and so to remind us of it’s presence we are sent the most incredible visual sunsets that keep those who are blessed enough to see them or experience them talking for days afterwards. Most recently […]

Something for twitchers to twitch about!

For those who love nothing more than to sit quietly and watch birds Northumbria offers some magical places to sit and twitch! On the Northumbrian coastline you are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to pull in with views over the sea with one such place near Bamburgh called Budle Bay. Here you […]

Walking in Warkworth and Ambling in Amble!

I think it would be fair to say that Warkworth is one of the most picturesque places on the Northumbrian coastal drive. Sat between the Coquet rive and estuary Warkworth has not just pretty places to see but has history, cafe’s, shops and activities to help you experience it’s offerings from all sides – with […]

Top 10 things we love about Northumberland

Northumbria is often described as ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’ which we believe has come about due to its location. Sitting between Durham, Cumbria and Scotland, Northumberland does seem to be a place between better known places that visitors are on their way to and as a result holiday makers seem to either pass through or not […]

5 Northumbrian Golf courses worth taking a swing at!

For those new to the area and wondering what’s on offer for golfers here are 5 great courses worth playing and all within a 30 minute drive of Alnwick. Alnmouth Golf Club, Foxton Hall Established in 1869 Alnmouth Golf Club is the 4th oldest golf club in England and is steeped in history. The course […]