Christmas is here!

The Duchess of Northumberland switched on the beautiful Christmas lights in Alnwick on Friday, make sure you go along for a great festive experience.

Fun in the sun…

Oops!…didn’t want to do that. Couldn’t believe it, after excitingly rushing to Morwicks Dairy Ice Cream Parlour (just outside of Warkworth) tripped and my two scoops ended up face down…devastated!!!

Footsteps – Walking the beauty of Northumberland

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Booking a stay in one of Sand and Castle’s luxury holiday rentals? A great way to explore the beautiful county of Northumberland is to book a guided walk. Husband and wife team, Patrick and Louise Norris at footsteps offer a... read more

Local produce delivered to your holiday cottage doorstep! This is the North East’s premier, award winning, online supermarket, run by the wonderful Alison and Paul Taylor. It offers a grocery delivery service to local holiday cottage visitors throughout Northumberland. Supporting local suppliers and taking advantage of local... read more

Dairy Cottage comes up Gold!

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Sand and Castle’s Dairy Cottage has been awarded a Gold Award for excellence by Visit Britain! This is great news for anyone looking for a luxury holiday at the Northumberland coast. We are also offering a fantastic Winter spa and... read more

Northumberland and The Borders

If you have booked one of the luxury cottages at Sand and Castle and are planning to visit Northumberland or visit the borders, there is a feast of great information on the fantastic new tourism and travel magazine about Northumberland... read more

Halloween at Chillingham Castle!

Where better to spend a Halloween afternoon than at Chillingham Castle in Northumberland! Pumpkin’s sported different spooky faces and graced the ancient steps of the castle and we had some lovely, bright green pea and mint soup…very tasty!