the boatside inn



The county of Northumberland, in North East England is a fantastic destination that offers a unique and diverse experience. With its stunning natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, swathes of sandy beaches, historic houses and charming towns, there’s something for everyone.  

From our location in Warden, we are a fantastic base for days out,  The region is home to impressive castles such as Bamburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle, providing a glimpse into the region’s medieval past.  Outdoor enthusiasts can engage in activities such as hiking, cycling from our doorstep or further afield there is a range of water sports along the coast. 

Northumberland is also famed for it’s International Dark Sky status and star gazing is a must-do attraction.   

Activities in northumberland

hadrian's wall

A visit to nearby Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Romans is a must for visitors to Northumberland! 

dark skies

Northumberland is famed for it’s International Dark Sky status and is a perfect destination for stargazers .  


Explore the charming town of Hexham, dominated by it’s stunning Abbey, quiet park independent shops and restful cafes.  

Kielder forest & Park

Kielder Water & Forest Park is a largest man-made lake surrounded by the forest, excellent for outdoor activities.

Northumberland Coast

With swathes of sandy beaches, pretty fishing villages, magnificent castles and ruins a visit to the Northumberland Coast will not disappoint. 

National trust & english heritage

Northumberland is home to numerous National Trust and English Heritage locations offering perfect days out with the kids.  

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