Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge is Aydon Castle, the perfect location for a family day out. Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th-century English manor house.
With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in north-east England. Explore the grand medieval castle, later extended to include a magnificent Jacobean mansion and don’t miss the stunning views from the top of the tower.
The beautiful 12th century church of the Augustinian priory of Brinkburn survives completely roofed and restored. Picturesquely set by a bend in the River Coquet, it is reached by a scenic ten minute walk from the car park. Parts of the monastic buildings are incorporated into the elegant adjacent manor house.
Built almost 2000 years ago to house a Roman army garrison guarding the nearby bridge across the River Tyne, Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most impressive visitor attractions in the North East. Part of Hadrian’s Wall, it’s the best preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain.
Visitors to Corbridge can walk along the main street of this Roman garrison town, flanked by the remains of granaries, a fountain house, markets, workshops and temples. Sitting astride the intersection of Roman Dere Street and Stanegate, Corbridge was initially the site of a series of important forts.
A fascinating tourist attraction in North East England, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian’s Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment, there are some stunning views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress.
A visit to Lindisfarne Priory makes a great family day out in Northumberland. Sitting offshore on Holy Island and reached by causeway at low tide. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful views in the priory make a visit here well worth the effort.
Prudhoe Castle has many a story to tell so a family day out to this Northumberland fortress is truly worthwhile. Continuously occupied for over nine centuries it was originally the home of the Umfravilles but was eventually taken over by the famous Percy family who restored it.
A small, beautiful Grade 1 listed 13th-century Church of England parish church with Roman pillars supporting the south nave roof. It features an inverted Roman altar, used occasionally as a font. The churchyard is peaceful and the church is kept open for visitors to use as a sanctuary of peace and for prayer.
The reserve is part of the former Radcliffe open cast coal mine, which was landscaped to produce a lake with islands. The Reserve covers an area of 21 ha and comprises a large lake with five islands surrounded by woodland.
War and Piece is a gaming venue for Wargamers based in Lintonville Terrace Ashington, very near the bus station & Asda.
We have 3 - 4 x 4 tables & 2 - 6x 4 tables for hire at a cost of £2.00 per person. If you do not have your own army you can rent one from us for £3.00.
Our opening hours are 11.00 - 22.