The Tourist Information Centre have put together these itineraries which give you the best value for your time and money - I will be trying out when my friends come up from London, see the PDF below. It does take a minute or two to load as it is so large, but worth waiting for.
I supply a picnic basket, picnic blanket, folding chairs and a big thermos flask in the cottage so you can save money by taking your own refreshments if you wish. One of the nicest things to do around here is pick your own fruit - a big strawberry appears on the A1 near the farm when it's ready, the raspberries/blackberries are always a few weeks later.
A few guests have written about enjoying a day trip to Newcastle - it is a 40 minute drive and you will need change for parking at about £1.20 an hour, or if you want to go by train from Alnmouth Station (free car parking) ten minutes away, 35 minutes. There is always a current train timetable in the cottage.
This web site is good for information on Newcastle night life and lists pubs, clubs and good restaurants - http://newcastlebynight.co.uk/ - I'd advise you to book your return local taxi back in advance, black cabs won't normally come this far out.
Alnwick Castle, the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, is closed during the winter and reopens on 28 March 2014 Please see the 2014 brochure below, the new one is not ready yet:-