I am just about to book a cottage in Branton (near Ingram) for a short trip to Northumberland in March. I just want to make sure I have chosen the right location for what I want to do and would appreciate your input.
I am planning to drive up to Durham on a Friday (from Nottingham) and spend a few hours there for the cathedral and maye a late lunch. Then I thought to drive on to Hadrians Wall and visit one of the museums (Vindolanda) and walk a couple of hours before staying in a B&B somewhere close.
On Saturday I was thinking about visiting the Beamish working museum in the morning (is it also good for adults or more aimed at kids?) before driving north to the cottage in Branton, where I am planning to stay for 3 nights. I want to visit Lindisfarne, walk up to Dunstanburgh castle, visit Bamburgh castle and Alnwick Gardens as well as the 2nd hand bookshop in Alnwick. And, if time permits, I would like to go mountainbiking in Kielder Forest but I am not sure how far that would be from the cottage and if I will have time to do everything ...
Any advise people have would be greatly appreciated.