The beauty of the Scottish borders makes it a captivating location to relax and enjoy a relaxing holiday. Visitors are given plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors while appreciating the unique and complex history of the area. A number of lovely self-catering holiday cottages are available to allow visitors to relax in style. These luxury holiday cottages provide those on holiday with a comfortable place to return home after a day of exploring the Scottish Borders and the historical sites and beautiful walks available across Northumberland, the Alnwick coast and beyond.Walking the Borders on into NorthumberlandOne of the main appeals of taking holidays in the Scottish borders is the breathtaking scenery that is unlike much other area in the United Kingdom. Areas are available for those that are looking for a gentle nature walk as well as more rugged terrain that provides a challenge for those that prefer more sport or challenge. Many designated walks with themes area available to allow visitors to walk in the steps of famous and intriguing historical characters, from those of ancient Rome to the religious figures of the abbeys to William Wallace. Themed walks are featured each year so newcomers and longtime visitors alike have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the Scottish borders in a refreshing way.
Several walks through the moorlands are also available, including the area around St. Mary’s Loch, Southern Upland Way, Kirk Yetholm and Pennine way. Those who would like to spend their holidays in the Scottish borders exploring the towns and historical sites can appreciate the Borders Abbey Way walk. This 65 mile expanse connects the four great abbeys in this area, connecting several of the main towns throughout the Borders, giving those on holiday an excellent predetermined route for sightseeing. Several museums and historical buildings are available to tour along the way.The Conundrum Farm Visitor Centre offers an award winning resident as well as a pet barn, and shop. Stop by the Eastgate Peebles Theatre to enjoy a traditional play, or relax by spending time at the golf course or archery center.Moving into Northumberland, the Northumberland coast is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you can see grey seals, dune flowers, over-wintering birds and summer seabird colonies. There’s picturesque Craster, home of the famous kipper and also renowned for herring fishing. You can also walk or cycle a mile north to ancient Dunstanburgh Castle, which was last occupied during the War of the Roses.The Alnwick coastline is always worth a visit which allows the visitor to take in Warkworth Castle, noted for its arts and crafts, while nearby Alnmouth boasts superb sandy beaches and a memorable golf course nestling just next to the dunes. Further South there is Amble – a traditional fishing port with a modern marina and a busy seafront.Take a Leisurely Holiday
Those looking for a more relaxing holiday can opt to stay in some of the best luxury self-catering holiday accommodation available anywhere in the Scottish borders, Alnwick and Northumberland regions. There are a number of visitor centers to help holiday makers appreciate the beauty of the Scottish borders and Northumberland countryside through the eyes of those that call this region home.After a long day in town, you can stretch out in a beautiful rented Alnwick holiday cottage. The peace and tranquility allows you to feel at home in the beauty of the Scottish borders with every convenience you would expect on holiday. Full central heating and fireplaces makes these cozy cabins perfect for a visit any time of the year.All visitors are also welcome to take advantage of the superb holiday cottages extensive leisure facilities, including a spa with swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and steam room; fitness club; beauty salon; horse riding and tennis.
Village Farm, between Alnmouth, Alnwick and Warkworth on Northumberland’s Heritage Coast, is centered on the Farmhouse, an attractive stone-built 17th century house. Now fully restored as a luxury self-catering luxury self-catering holiday, The Farmhouse can sleep up to twelve persons with Alnwick holiday cottage and is suitable for a family reunion or other large group.