Peace and Solitude
Housesteads Roman Fort along Hadrian's Wall

Peace and Solitude

Peace and Solitude

Peace and Solitude


If you’re looking for real peace and solitude explore north Northumberland. You can enjoy mile after mile of sandy beaches with castles such as Bamburgh, Royal Seat of the Kings of Northumbria, as your backdrop. 64km of the coastline from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north down to the Coquet Estuary is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to numerous seabird colonies. Explore bustling market towns like Seahouses or Bewick with its fortified walls and fascinating military history.

Ford & Etal is a hidden gem of Northumberland, a privately-owned rural estate in the foothills of the Cheviots. Offering a range of all-weather attractions and activities including steam railway, heavy horse centre, famous battlefield, Victorian Cornmill, picture-postcard villages, quirky tearooms and stunning scenery there’s something for every age and interest.

Stunning, four-star Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on-Tyne, strives to excel at everything it does within its seven-foot thick, 14th century walls, whilst also taking its home county of Northumberland on an incredible journey focused on pride, passion and a penchant for doing things Northumberland’s own inimitable way.

The castle, built in 1350, oozes sense of place no matter which century you wish to focus upon, being far more than just a façade and having the true depth and identity that emanates from authenticity, rather than fake features and an unconvincing historic veneer.  When you ask yourself where else you could stay in the UK and see medieval garderobes (posh lavatories), the answer is ‘nowhere’ and this ‘litmus test’ validates why Langley is just so special and why it is a place with which people instantly fall in love.

With a very private Castle Lodge option, for those prepared to walk a little further away from Langley’s main building, in exchange for a terrace and outdoor seating area and a glorious view of the castle, this 27-room boutique castle hotel has absolutely everything the heart could desire – one reason why it instils such passion in those who stay here


Places and distances

Family friendly Bamburgh Castle
NE69 7DF

Experience a different level of Northumberland at Bamburgh Castle, England's finest coastal castle.  


Approx 7.59 mile(s) between Bamburgh Castle and Northumberland Coast AONB
Secluded beaches
NE66 3EH
Dramatic views, sandy beaches and iconic castles - this is the essence of Northumberland's coast. Our coast is recognised by experts as a place where you will come across some rare and endangered wildlife.
Approx 21.75 mile(s) between Northumberland Coast AONB and Ford & Etal Estates
Heatherslaw Light Railway
TD12 4TJ

A short drive from Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Scottish Borders and the holy island of Lindisfarne, this vast rural estate set in magnificent countryside is steeped in history, being home to a variety of attractions, activities, tearooms and gift/craft shops. Visit for a couple of hours or a whole day.

Approx 48.08 mile(s) between Ford & Etal Estates and Langley Castle Hotel
Langley Castle
NE47 5LU

Fourteenth-century castle restored to a magnificent and comfortable hotel. Thirty minutes from Newcastle and 40 minutes from Newcastle Airport.

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