Craster, Northumberland ©

Stroll to Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coast

Visit Alnwick Castle and its Alnwick Garden 

Explore all the Northumberland Heritage Coast

Enjoy many activities – such as walking, cycling, bird-watching and golf

Proctor’s Stead is ideally situated as a base for your holiday, whether it is for a week or just a couple of days. To the south is situated Alnmouth and Warkworth, and to the north you can find Newton, Beadnell, SeahousesBamburghLindisfarne (Holy Island) and Berwick upon Tweed; inland you can visit AlnwickRothbury and Wooler.

Near Proctors Stead 

Take advantage of the footpaths that lead you from Proctors Stead to Dunstanburgh Castle – a wonderful walk, hardly touching on the roadway at all. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the heughs – walking further takes you to the harbour village of Craster (location of the recent Alibi blockbuster “The Red King” featuring Jill Halfpenny). You can also sample the famous Craster Kippers.
Continue along the shoreline enjoying the views, ending up past the Castle and reaching Embleton Bay!! If you can manage it, walk all the way up to Seahouses or Bamburgh and then catch the bus back. Or do it in reverse, bus there and walk back!
Also, if you’re very lucky, you may catch a sight of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), which have occasionally created some spectacular scenes everywhere along the Northumberland coastline.

Alnwick & Northumberland 

Our particular part of Northumberland, known as the Heritage Coast or the Secret Kingdom, is renowned for its numerous castles, excellent beaches and diverse picturesque scenery.

The Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden are a 10 minute drive away and with the cascading water features, are well worth a visit. The Treehouse is now open too! 

Our wonderful coastline offers endless opportunities for guests who are keen walkers. We have a small supply of maps and books that are available for use and we are happy to suggest routes. Should you happen to get wet, we can dry you out!

Along with many other activities, this is also an ideal area for cyclists(with numerous well sign-posted cycleways), bird-watchers and golfers. There are numerous golf courses within a 15 mile radius. If you wish to bring bicycles, we can offer secure storage for them.

(Enjoy more photographs of Northumberland by Graeme Peacock)