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Off to Annstead farm two weeks time travelling from South Yorkshire so up the A1 but from there which would be the best route . Been looking at the B1340 to the site but where to join it never been before so don't want little lanes if possible . Unit is tow car/ caravan . Thanks for any help

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This route is used by hundreds of caravans during the year being the main route to Beadnell Bay & Seahouses so no great problems. .other than an odd tractor. ...Browneside & Chathill signs from memory.

 

geoff

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its not a problem, go in via the Chathill turning.

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did it a month ago, A1, first turn on left AFTER the Alnwick turn, right at T in about 100 yards . good road.

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did it a month ago, A1, first turn on left AFTER the Alnwick turn, right at T in about 100 yards . good road.

Snap!

 

Annstead say go via B1340 at Denwick turn off the A! but we found that the Chathill turn off is just as easy.

 

Enjoy Annstead, the walled garden is excellent.

. .....still feel like that some days. :) But not when D4 is hooked up to Commodore.

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Try and get Chillingham castle into your days out as well as the Farne Islands ;)

Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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Thanks for the quick replies looking forward to going after hearing so much about the area.

Do visit Cragside and Bamburgh Castle. Alnwick castle is a bit pricy at near 50 quid for two if you do gardens and castle.

Pub at Low Newton by the Sea brew their own beer which is excellent and you can sit out in old village green and swill it down whilst looking at the sea view. Perfect.

. .....still feel like that some days. :) But not when D4 is hooked up to Commodore.

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Sorry everyone butI have to disagree. We have a holiday cottage in Seahouses and have driven up from Durham most Saturdays over the past 4 years. Including numerous times with our caravan (often staying at Annstead farm - best site up there by a good margin). The best way, in my opinion, is via the B6347. It meats the other road at Chathill but is abit shorter on the B roads. Fine for caravans though. The only tight section as passed a farm about a mile and a half passed Chathill. However if you really want a shorter drive on B roads I would recommend going further up the A1almost to Belford and turning onto the B1342 towards Waren MIll. Again decent roads. The advantage of this route is that you get to see the stunning Budle Bay and take in the best view of Bamburgh Castle.

Whichever route you take they are all OK with the caravan.

You will have a great time at Annstead Farm. If you go to Bammburgh castle make sure you pay the extra pound or so for the telephone guide thing it really makes a difference.

Other must see. . my favourite Beach walk is North from Bamburgh, take the right hand turn past the castle, if coming from Seahouses, called The Wynd, park in the free car park by the beach, there are a few if you can't get intothe first one. Then once on the beach walk away from the castle heading North. After about a quarter of a mile you will leve everyone behind and come across beautifull sandyy bays that are deserted. Honestly its gorgeous! The other place is Beadnell bay and harbour - lovely.

Enjoy your holiday,

Richard

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The castle from the top car park

bamburgh

 

Holy Island is interesting but be careful of the tides

now you see it

Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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Bamburgh Castle worth the money and the views. ....wouldn't say that about Alnwick Castle.

 

geoff

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Returned home last Friday from 3 weeks in Northumberland.

Before we went, took out membership of Historic Houses Association at discounted first year rate through CMC.

Cost for 12 months for two Seniors was £57.

Visitied Alnwick, Bamburgh and Chillingham Castles, which collectively would have been over £60 for the two of us, and the rest of the year should see many more properties visited (Blenheim Palace, Woburn Abbey, Beaulieu, Highclere Castle, Highcliffe Castle and Lulworth Castle already lined up during our next 5 week trip).

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Good tip. ..

 

geoff

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