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County - Northumberland | Map
Tel code: 01665 | code search
Postcode: NE66 | code search
Population: 700
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Sportsman Inn
"My husband and I took friends from australia to stay at the Sportsmans. Our rooms were spacious and had spectacular views of Dunstanburgh Castle. We ate in the restaurant and ..." More

Sportsman Inn
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Seven miles north of Alnwick and one mile inland from the sea in Northumberland in northeast England, is the small rural village of Embleton. The name is though to have originated from the old name ‘Emuldune’ meaning “hill of the caterpillar” due to the whinstone ridge which shelters the village from the sea, bearing resemblance to a caterpillar. Embleton Bay is close by with Dunstanburgh Castle at the southern end of the bay. The village of Embleton dates back earlier than medieval times and suffered much from the ravages of the Scottish border raids. For many years, local farmers paid sixpence as an annual fee to drive their stock into nearby Dunstanburgh Castle for safety. The Church of Holy Triinity is a late Norman church from the twelfth century that was later restored during Victorian times. In the mid ninteenth century, Embleton had a fine whinstone quarry, owned and run by the Appleby family which at one time employed more than forty people. The quarry sold whinstone setts and chippings, tarmac and building stones throughout the county and beyond – the Mersey tunnel was paved with whinstone setts from the Embleton quarry. After over a hundred years of prosperity, the quarry was finally closed in 1961 when it became uneconomic.

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Stamford Farmhouse (2.14 miles)

Stamford Farmhouse
Surrounded by gardens & woodlands Stamford Farmhouse is perfectly placed for access to beautiful coastline & places of interest. Upon arrival, there is a complimentary afternoon tea, with homemade baking. The Farmhouse has tastefully furnished ... More | visit website
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Beach Cottage (2.20 miles)

Beach Cottage

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On one of the most spectacular stretches of Northumberland Heritage coast, these six individually designed cottages enjoy an idyllic location on a working farm only yards from ... More

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Masons Arms (2.45 miles)

Masons Arms

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A former coaching inn built about 200 years ago, the Masons Arms is 5 miles from Alnwick, and serves substantial home-cooked meals prepared with the very best local produce. The Masons Arms ... More

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Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa (2.93 miles)

Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa

Doxford Hall is a brand new hotel just opened Summer 2008. Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa has been called handmade hall‚ for a reason. The hotel boasts unrivalled attention to detail in every area, from the stunning ... More | visit website

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Preston House B&B (3.37 miles)

Preston House B&B
Outstanding B&B accommodation, peacefully located in the hamlet of Preston, with the dramatic backdrop of Preston Tower on one side and sweeping fields and big Northumbrian skies stretching to the sea on the other side ... More | visit website
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Beach Court (3.81 miles)

Beach Court

Beach Court, our non smoking home, is located just seconds from the shore and adjacent to Beadnell's tiny 18th century harbour. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and photographed properties on the entire North ... More | visit website

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The Beadnell Towers Hotel (4.12 miles)

The Beadnell Towers Hotel
Located in peaceful Northumberland village with excellent scenery the hotel offers quality accomodation. An excellent place for a golfing trip with golf courses near by or take part in local water sports. Also local coastline ... More | visit website
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Macintosh at The Orchards (4.13 miles)

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On the site of an old orchard in the popular village of Beadnell on Northumberland's outstandingly beautiful Heritage Coast, The Orchards apartments offer the ideal romantic retreat ... More

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The Craster Arms Hotel (4.16 miles)

The Craster Arms Hotel
The Craster Arms has been serving locals and tourists alike since 1818 offering a true Northumbrian welcome to all its guests. Providing free wi-fi in public areas and serving food all day from breakfast to ... More | visit website
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West Wing (5.36 miles)

West Wing

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An absolute gem ! offering genuine Nothumbrian hospitality. The West Wing of the Stables at Wandylaw is nestled amongst the fields with panoramic views of the Northumberland heritage coast. From ... More

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