Days out by bus

Bus outside Craster Retreat

If you are visiting Northumberland without a car, or you’d like a day out without having to drive, you’ll find the following bus journey planners an excellent resource to easily get around the coastal region and see all the major attractions.

Each journey planner tells you how to get to all of the must-see destinations in the area – including which buses to catch from where you are staying, how long the journeys take and information about any connections. There are also some suggested itineraries and information about discounts and tickets.

From Bamburgh you can walk to Seahouses or along the coastal path to Belford and take the bus back, or enjoy a day out in Berwick seeing the town’s walls and bridges or walking the Lowry trail and seeing the spot’s which inspired this artist firsthand.  If you are staying in Beadnell, take a trip to Alnwick and see its famous gardens and castle or relax with a novel at Barter Books in the old train station – a truly unique place which shouldn’t be missed. Alternatively, head north to Bamburgh and visit its iconic castle and beach or walk to Craster and see the romantic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.

From Berwick, you can head to some of the spots mentioned above, or go north to St Abb’s and Eyemouth for clifftop walks, stunning views and delicious seafood. Our Embleton guests have the option of visiting Howick Hall and Gardens, as well as Beadnell for its beach and watersports and Alnwick. From Alnmouth, Craster and Alnwick are both on route or you can visit Warkworth to see its castle or have a stroll by the river. There are plenty of places to eat here, so a day trip is possible.

For lots more ideas about where to go by bus, see the journey planners which are available to download to the right of this article.