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Heart of Hadrian's Wall

...a day is never long enough

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The Northumberland coastline runs down from Berwick on Tweed in the north down to Cresswell in the south of the county. The scenery itself is breathtaking and the area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is home to waders, geese, ducks and, over at the Farne Islands, grey seals. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne has natural beauty and is one of the centres of Christian heritage in England and the monks at Lindisfarne Priory still brew mead for sale to locals and visitors. The beaches are marvellous, particularly at Embleton, Alnmouth and Druridge Bay and are interspersed with castles at Bamburgh, Warkworth and Dunstanburgh. There is a maritime heritage centre in Newbiggin by the Sea from where you can view the famous ‘Couple’ sculpture in the sea; and one of England’s true heroines, Grace Darling, is celebrated by a museum in her home town of Bamburgh. Grace was just 22 years old when she risked her life rowing over a mile with her father in an open boat across a stormy sea to help the survivors of the wrecked SS Forfarshire on 7 September 1838. The beaches are marvellous, particularly at Embleton, Alnmouth and Druridge Bay and are interspersed with castles at Bamburgh, Warkworth and Dunstanburgh.