Northumberland hotel named one of the best budget breaks in the UK

The Lindisfarne Inn at Beale
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A Northumberland hotel and pub has been named as one of the best budget breaks in the UK.

Located close to several North Northumberland attractions, the Lindisfarne Inn at Beal stands by the A1 close to the turn-off for Holy Island. It is seen by the Times as an ideal base to explore the Northumberland coastline - and though Hadrian's Wall is mentioned, it is perhaps a little far for that.

Of the Lindisfarne Inn, it was written: "Northumberland, the wild stretch of historic coast and walking trails north of Newcastle, is having a moment. You don’t come here for the sunshine — instead, think blustery walks along moody beaches or Hadrian’s Wall before retreating to a cosy base with a roaring fire.

"The dog-friendly Lindisfarne Inn is handy for the county’s highlights, from Holy Island with its 12th-century ruins and dolphins to Bamburgh with its showstopping castle, plus boat trips to the Farne Islands, home to puffins. Smart but simple rooms with white linen and tartan accents are a calm base for walkers, with a Northumberland brekkie thrown in."

Amelia Dunn, general manager at The Lindisfarne Inn, said: "We’re thrilled at our inclusion in The Times list and to be recognised for offering affordable short breaks. Featuring in list like this really helps in introducing people to what we offer and to maybe inspire them to visit our part of Northumberland rather than some of the more well-known destinations.

"We’re an ideal base whether people’s plans are for heading over to Holy Island, getting out along the coastal path for heading inland to places like Wooler or Ford & Etal and as the site where the foundations were laid for The Inn Collection Group, we offer all you’d expect from a traditional inn, which I think is our biggest charm."