Out & About

Further Afield

Orchard Cottage provides easy access to Hadrian’s Wall (AONB), the North Pennines (AONB), Northumberland National Park and is just over 20 miles west of Newcastle.and about an hour from Carlisle and the Northern Lake District.

Whether its the countryside, culture or the bright lights there’s always plenty to see and do.

Orchard Cottage provides an idyllic hideaway in an excellent, central location for discovering the best of Northumberland, County Durham and the Northern Lake District.





The vibrant city of Newcastle, well-known for its cultural pursuits, pubs, restaurants and the extensive shopping facilities including Eldon Square and Gateshead Metro Centre, along with the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre and the Sage Gateshead music venue are just over 20 miles east.

Vindolanda, Thirlwell Castle, a quarry wildlife park, The Roman Army Museum and Walltown Craggs – the highest remaining section of Hadrian’s Wall - are all interesting visitor attractions within easy reach. Horse-riders, ramblers and cyclists will enjoy exploring the surrounding heather moorlands with rugged uplands. The North Pennines provide miles of beautiful walks and spectacular sights such as High Force; England’s largest waterfall. Bowes Museum, Killhope Lead Mining Museum are also interesting historic attractions within easy driving distance.

Newcastle and the River Tyne

Great Attractions

The sheer scale of this World Heritage Site combined with the four seasons and the breathtaking landscape mean it is an ever changing canvas. It is where history is accessible to all, where people learn and the Romans are still part of daily life 1,600 years after they left.

Hadrian’s Wall

Home to Northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest Nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts, explorers, walkers, cyclists, artists, families will delight in everything on offer. Visit the UK’s #1 observatory under the darkest skies in the UK.

Kielder Water & Forest Park

Beamish is a world famous open air museum that tells the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful countryside and is a wonderful day out for people of all ages.



Staying at Orchard Cottage means great golf is not far away including Hexham Golf Club, Close House, Matfen Hall, Slaley Hall.and Northumberland Golf Club.