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Accessible attractions and places to stay

Access for all
We understand that going on a trip away when you have accessibility needs can make organisation just a touch more difficult.

We understand that going on a trip away when you have accessibility needs can make organisation just a touch more difficult. Thankfully, Northumberland is renowned for its accessibility, and we welcome all visitors. No matter whether you have mobility, visual, hearing, or other requirements, you’ll be sure to have a relaxing and joyful experience in this incredible county.

From accessible travel options and planning your route’s terrain with the help of AccessAble, to roaming our beautiful beaches without worry, there’s plenty for you to do and experience

With that in mind, we first need to take a look at the accessible places to stay in Northumberland.

Accessible accommodation options in Northumberland

Whether you’re visiting Northumberland for an escape to the seaside or a luxury 5* stay, we have a variety of accessible accommodation options available.

  1. Self-catering houses and cottages

Self-catering accommodation allows you to make a home away from home. With privacy and comfort in mind, our self-catering options offer the perfect mix of freedom and the ability to relax on your terms.


Vesta View, Carraw Luxury Holiday Homes

Vesta View is a modern, luxurious and spacious property, situated in Hadrian’s Wall Country and Northumberland National Park. The property has been designed to be accessible and inclusive for all, including a fully accessible bedroom with a wet room, and one for visitors with limited mobility — as well as three upstairs bedrooms.


Hemmel House, Beach and Quiet

Offered by Beach and Quiet, Hemmel House is just a stone’s throw away from the historic harbours of Craster and Seahouses. With the master suite on the ground floor, the house is specially designed for those with mobility access concerns. You’ll also find a spacious wet room, and access panels for using the fridge and oven with ease.


Swallow Cottage, Burradon Farm Houses & Cottages

Swallow Cottage sits in the midpoint between city, coast, and countryside — the best that Northumberland has to offer. Swallow Cottage is a two-bedroom ground-level property, fully accessible in line with the National Accessible Scheme. With low-level kitchen worktops for easy access and a wetroom with a seated shower facility, it’s more than ideal for guests with limited mobility.


Schoolhouse Fenwick, Holiday Cottage

Looking for an accessible self-catering cottage just a stone’s throw away from one of the most iconic visitor destinations in Northumberland? Book your stay at Schoolhouse Fenwick holiday cottage, just 7 miles away from the beautiful Holy Island. Boasting stunning views, a spacious open plan kitchen dining area, a cosy log burning stove, a large en-suit wet room, and a single bedroom equipped with an electrical profiling bed and ceiling hoist. This self-catering accommodation is great for guests with limited mobility. 

  1. Camping and caravan

Ready to feel the breeze on your face and the tingle of sea salt in the air? Accessible camping and caravan accommodation may be an option for you.


The Boe Rigg

Centrally located just outside of Bellingham, you’ll find The Boe Rigg within the Northumberland National Park and Dark Skies Park. With 30 camping pitches and six caravan pitches available over 20 acres of land, you’ll be in for a relaxing and peaceful stay.


South Meadows Caravan Park

South Meadows Caravan Park is set on smooth, flat land with wide tarmacked areas — perfect for wheelchair users. With step-free access to the reception and a disabled toilet and shower facility right next to a blue-badge parking area, you’ll be in great hands for the duration of your stay

  1. Hotel retreats

Fancy a more luxurious stay to make the most of your visit? Take a look at our accessible hotel options in Northumberland, offering comfort, luxury, and five-star service.


Linden Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa

It is here where country living meets style. An idyllic retreat nestled in the Northumberland countryside, this gorgeous 18th-century country stately home hotel offers comfort for those with limited mobility needs. Linden Hall Hotel boasts a fully accessible room with a wet room bathroom and wide doors for your convenience. There are also an additional two rooms with walk-in showers, and all of these rooms are accessible via lift.


Langley Castle Hotel

If you fancy living like royalty for the duration of your Northumberland holiday, why not book a room in this 14th-century castle, set in a 12-acre woodland estate? Situated in Langley, Langley Castle Hotel is the perfect location for discovering Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, and the Scottish Borders. Two of their rooms have been designated with disabled access in mind, ensuring a luxurious stay full of pampering and exploration.

Accessible attractions and activities in Northumberland

Now that you have your accommodation sorted, it’s time to start planning your stay. With a selection of day trips, attractions, and excursions to choose from, Northumberland offers a variety of things to do — perfectly suited to those with limited mobility.

A day at the beach

Every visitor deserves the freedom to roam Northumberland’s picturesque beaches. To make this possible, Beach Access North East (BANE) offers free loans of specialised equipment across the region, including Bamburgh, Beadnell, Blyth, and Newbiggin.

For more information about Northumberland’s accessible countryside and coastline, why not watch S2 E8 of Robson Green’s Weekend Escape in Northumberland for a closer look at what the region has to offer? Including accessible pursuits perfect for relaxing and taking in the beauty of the region, as well as adventure activities for those seeking to enjoy the thrill of visiting Northumberland with Calvert Kielder

Visit Kielder Water and Forest

Take in the views around the 26-mile Lakeside Way, suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, and wheelchair users, and cast your eyes over the shimmering shoreline of Kielder Water.

Take advantage of accessible routes

Did you know that you can see detailed accounts of the terrain around you using AccessAble? Some of the most popular trails include Prudhoe to Wylam, Ladyburn Lake Circular Route, Rothbury Riverside Walk, Wallington Hall and Reavely Farm Family Circular. 

Try your hand at wildlife watching

From adorable puffins to rare ospreys, you’ll have the opportunity to see a range of wildlife in Northumberland. Go dolphin-spotting on the River Tweed in Berwick, or spot the fishes beneath the tumbling waterfalls of The North Pennies on its wheelchair-accessible trail.

Sip away on a distillery tour

Learn about Ad Gefrin — home to Northumberland’s first Single Malt Whisky. There is wheelchair access available throughout the Distillery Tour and Tasting, with a lift down to the ground floor. 

You may wish to note that the tours around the distillery are through an ATEX-rated zone, so some electric and mechanised chairs may not be suitable for this. Due to this, it is recommended that you bring a manual chair. If this is not possible, you can request to borrow a manual wheelchair from Ad Gefrin.

Roam the castle grounds

Take yourself on a journey back in time, and take advantage of the accessible routes around some of the most spectacular castle settings in Northumberland, including accessible areas of the iconic Bamburgh Castle. Marvel at the Bamboo Labyrinths of The Alnwick Garden or the Jurassic-feeling Quarry Garden of Belsay Hall and Gardens


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See what Northumberland has to offer

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat, an adrenaline-filled adventure, or a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Northumberland’s countryside and coastlines are here to create your home away from home.

With its accessible accommodation options and wheelchair-accessible activities, it’s sure to be a trip that you won’t forget.

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