Top Five Things To Do In And Around Hadston, Northumberland

Top Five Things To Do In And Around Hadston, Northumberland

Close to the quaint shopping town of Morpeth and a mere half hour drive from Newcastle city centre, the town of Hadston is on the doorstep of the beautiful Northumberland hills and the breathtaking coastal spots of Amble and Beadnell.

There are many reasons why Hadston is the place to call home. Here, Nikki Gibson, a sales advisor at our recently opened development, Shoreland Park, gives us her thoughts on the top five things to do in the area.

Explore the vast beauty of Northumberland

Northumberland has some of the most beautiful scenery that the UK has to offer. Wander around the coastal towns of Warkworth and Alnmouth, or hike along centuries-old Hadrian’s Wall, which stretches almost 80 miles coast-to-coast and is a remarkable piece of historic Roman Britain that still survives today.

To be at one with the wildlife, relax in a sailing boat on the lake, or stroll across the picturesque sand dunes, be sure to visit Druridge Bay Country Park, just a 10 minute walk from Hadston.

This area can truly be enjoyed all year round. In the summer, bring a picnic along with you and languish in the sun with sandwiches and fresh juice, or pack a flask of tea and wrap up warm for a brisk walk over the hills in the winter!

Grab a coffee in Morpeth

Morpeth is a historic market town with an array of quirky shops and cosy cafes making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon or a relaxing Sunday. While away the hours with a walk along the banks of the River Wansbeck, or even take to the water in its famous rowing boats. Treat yourself to lunch in one of the town’s restaurants, or snuggle up with a hot drink in one of the many coffee shops nestled away in the streets.

Hop on a train to Newcastle

With its vast selection of bars, restaurants and shops, Newcastle city centre has all you could want for a day in the city, and it’s just a short train ride away when you hop on a train from Morpeth. Shop till you drop with leading brands such as Topshop, Reiss and Northern Goldsmiths, or head for a walk along the iconic Newcastle-Gateshead quayside to appreciate the many bridges. You could unleash your creative side with a visit to The Baltic, or treat yourself to dinner and drinks at a river-side eatery such as Gusto or Pitcher & Piano.

Make friends with the puffins

You can look forward to seeing puffins in their thousands, in their natural habit on Coquet Island, with a short boat ride from Amble harbour. Just under a 10-minute drive from Hadston, this tourist attraction has been running for over 40 years and is not to be missed. It offers the perfect chance to be at one with nature, and alongside the Farne Islands it is one of the few places in the UK where these birds can be spotted.

Alnwick Castle

Who wouldn’t want to experience life on the set of Harry Potter? Stand on the spot where the Hogwarts clan first learnt to ride broomsticks at Alnwick Castle, under a 30 minute drive from Hadston. With regular outdoor films, magical events and fun for all the family, visiting this iconic castle is the perfect way to spend a day.

If you’re inspired by all that Hadston has to offer, why not take a look at the range of family homes on offer at our new development, Shoreland Park? For more information, visit: or call 03300 297 591.