Visit nearby Morpeth which has a bagpipe museum and chantry, as well as an excellent selection of pubs, eateries, cafes and some independent shops with river boats available during the summer months. Woodhorn Museum, with many free visitor attractions, is also nearby, where you can also look up your family tree. Alnwick, with its majestic castle occupied by the Duke of Northumberland, and used in Downton Abbey and Harry Potter, is only 30 minutes drive and makes a wonderful day out with something for all the family. Nearby Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has the only east coast off-shore sculpture and a maritime museum open all year round. Travelling inland, it is just as easy to explore the Northumberland National Park - or head west for the day to explore Hadrian's Wall and the pretty village of Corbridge. Northumberland is reputedly the friendliest county, where a warm and friendly welcome awaits all age groups. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 3 miles.