May

Phew, May has been a BUSY month! I’ve not had a single day with nothing to do – all good stuff mind you, so I’m not complaining, but I’m looking forward to a more mellow June!
The May Bank Holiday my boyfriend and I went to Northumberland for the weekend and stayed in Bamburgh. I’ve visited this area a lot as a child so was quite familiar with it, but it was lovely coming as an adult and setting our own schedule, visiting where we wanted and so on! Neil had never been before so it was lovely to show him all these new and beautiful places!
Upturned boats on Holy Island
Holy Island Village
Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island
Storm clouds
Lighthouse twinkling in the distance..
The Treehouse Restaurant in Alnwick Castle. Lovely food and so beautiful inside!

We went to the Treehouse Restaurant in Alnwick for dinner after looking around Alnwick for the day. The food was delicious and the interior is amazing, an actual treehouse you can eat in! Rope paths to run around on, fairy lights everywhere… incredible! I can’t wait to go back.

The Alnwick Castle Estate
The Treehouse
Bamburgh by night
On our last day we went on a boat trip out to the Farne Islands, which are a few miles off the coast. This is where Grace Darling (local heroine) risked her life to rescue several sailors whose boat had hit one of the ragged rocks. She was the lighthouse keepers daughter.
The modern lighthouse.
Friendly seals!
Tiny church on Inner Farne.
Inner Farne.
Puffins!
En route home we stopped at a lovely little village called Newton by the Sea – it was SO beautiful. Gorgeous sunny day, tiny little circle of fishermen’s cottages with a lovely pub within – it was like being abroad! Unfortunately that was the end of our trip, but we had an amazing time, and I think I got some good photographs from it.
Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance

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