Located in North Northumberland and close to the A1, Belford is ideally situated for exploring the local area. Market Cross also provides a great base for travelling further afield. We are surrounded by stunning countryside including the coastal AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). We are either on or very close to routes for walking such as St Cuthberts Way and St Aidens Way. There are excellent cycling routes as well. The Coast and Castles and Sandstone Way are just two of them. There is also excellent bird watching as well as seals and there are always dolphins off the Farne Islands.
For lovers of history, you will be spoilt for choice by the number of castles and grand houses in the area. Alnwick Castle, where the Harry Potter films were made and Bamburgh Castle, once the seat of power in the north. See here for more details of the attractions in the area.
If you have never been to North Northumberland before then you will want to look at the video below. Commissioned by the North Northumberland Tourism Association (NNTA) it shows the beauty of this stunning area. We know that once you’ve seen it you’re going to want to experience it for yourself. You can find out what the NNTA is all about by clicking on The Secret Kingdom logo below.
You will also want to look at our Gallery page. The photographs are from guests who love this area.