Hotels in Morpeth
Find real tranquillity in Northumberland, with the fantastic setting of the Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club.
In and around Morpeth
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Also known simply as ‘Holy Island’ this tidal island is accessible only at low tide and has a long and storied history, especially concerning Celtic Christianity, which dates back to the 6th century. Holy Island is now home to a fascinating castle, medieval priory and charming little shops for visitors to explore. It is highly recommended to check the tide times before making the crossing, which is clearly signposted.
This grade II listed, magnificent castle is remarkably well preserved, and has a tumultuous history dating back over 1,000 years, having sustained a number of invasions and sieges. There are many secrets to learn contained within the dramatic walls of this fascinating castle, from rebellions, to myths and ghosts.
This majestic castle has served as the backdrop for many films and television shows including; the Harry Potter films, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Blackadder and Downton Abbey to name but a few. It’s not hard to see why, with an imposing and dramatic exterior and a magnificently upholstered and decorated interior – this is a true gem in Northumberland. This iconic landmark has been home to the Percy family for over 700 years, making it one of the longest inhabited castles in the UK.
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