Stroll to Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coast
Visit Alnwick Castle and its Alnwick Garden
Explore all the Northumberland Heritage Coast
Enjoy many activities, such as walking, cycling, bird-watching and golf
Stonecroft is ideally situated as a base for your holiday, whether it is for a week or just a couple of days. Craster is a small fishing village - home of the famous Craster Kipper - within walking distance from Stonecroft. Further south is Boulmer, Alnmouth and Warkworth, and to the north of us you can find Newton-by-the-Sea, Beadnell, Seahouses, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and Berwick upon Tweed . Explore further inland and you can visit Alnwick, Rothbury (Cragside) and Wooler. Wallington Hall, Belsay Hall and Hadrian's Wall are a little bit further afield but are well worth a visit.
Take advantage of the footpaths that lead you from Stonecroft to Dunstanburgh Castle - a wonderful walk, hardly touching on the roadway at all. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the heughs, the bracing breeze along the shoreline or best of all, nestled up in a sand dune with a flask of coffee and some scrumptious homemade cake!!
Alnwick & Northumberland
Our particular part of Northumberland, known as the Heritage Coast or the Secret Kingdom, is renowned for its numerous castles, excellent beaches and diverse picturesque scenery.
Our wonderful coastline offers endless opportunities for guests who are keen walkers. We have a small supply of maps and books that are available for use and we are happy to suggest routes. Should you happen to get wet, we can dry you out!
Along with many other activities, this is also an ideal area for cyclists (with numerous well sign-posted cycleways), bird-watchers and golfers. There are numerous golf courses within a 15 mile radius. If you wish to bring bicycles, we can offer secure storage for them.
Dunstanburgh Castle from Embleton Bay
River Aln within Hulne Park, Alnwic