Alnwick Castle - Northumberland

When you think of Northumberland what comes to mind?

Chances are it won’t be Transformers, Harry Potter or at least two magical castles

And yet along the Northumberland coastline and country lanes, these things have become part of this areas universal attraction.

People of all ages come to walk, run, swim and sail along some of the most stunning coastlines in Britain  from the River Coquet all the way up to Berwick upon Tweed. Holidaymakers in Northumberland can explore 100 miles of beautiful unspoilt beaches, hidden sandy dunes and rugged cliffs – even a few isolated islands if you can find them!

Boating, diving, surfing or maybe just swimming – when the mood takes you into the water you’ll find that you’re more than catered for up and down the Northumberland Coast especially Beadnell and Seahouses, where you can take to the waves on a nice dry boat.  The Farne Island boat trips are something you have to do while you’re in the area – you’ll see the famous light house , you’ll hear the famous stories and if you’re really lucky you’ll get to see the seals.

It’s no wonder that Hollywood has been drawn to the Northumberland coast not once but twice, with Harry Potter and more recently Transformers , filmed around Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles.

Whilst filming Transformers 5 :The Last Knight, major Hollywood actor Marc Wahlberg took time out to attend a Sunday service at St Aidan s Church in Seahouses, surprising local churchgoers and the parish priest who had to ask who he was.

Without a doubt Northumberland has gone global with many scenes from the Harry Potter series filmed in and around Alnwick castle, also renowned for its award winning gardens and grounds.

So Hollywood has fallen in love with the Northumberland coastline and easy accessibility to major cities close by such as Edinburgh and Newcastle, coupled with extraordinarily beautiful beaches and countryside it means it probably won’t be long before cast and crew return for a sequel.

Wizards or Robots we’ll look forward to it.

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