Coast & Castles Accommodation

Need somewhere to stay on your C&C cycle trip? Or to know who serves the best food? Well, you've come to the right place.

Here will find B&Bs, hotels & campsites, pubs, cafes & restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Or maybe you would like to know a bit more about the history and places of interest of the towns and villages you will be passing through? Either ways its all here on coast-and-castles.co.uk

  • Newcastle

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    HOTELS There are plenty of hotels and guest houses. The Jesmond area, just north of the centre, is full of places to stay and lively night spots. read more...

  • Newcastle to the Coast

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    Newcastle to the Coast Left out of Central Station and follow signs down Forth St to the north bank of the Tyne. Turn left. The stretch from the Millennium Bridge is known as the `Golden Mile of Culture' on both banks, because of the number of galleries, museums and concert venues. read more...

  • Wallsend

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    Wallsend Wallsend is ideal for the Hadrian's Wall experience. The fort at Segedunum has been brought back to life at a cost of £9 million, and displays the only Roman bath-house in Britain. read more...

  • Tynemouth

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    Tynemouth You soon round the point where the North Sea meets the Tyne. Welcome to Tynemouth. You pass the 11th century Priory and Castle, and the handsome statue of the man who really won the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Admiral Lord Collingwood. read more...

  • Whitley Bay

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    Tynemouth & Whitley Bay It's just a short ride up the coast road from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay. It is impossible not to notice that this resort, with its Pleasure Dome, Spanish City and Seaside villas, is geared up for tourism and little else. read more...

  • Seaton Sluice

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    Seaton Sluice Make your way up through the dunes and the radio masts (keeping the masts to your left) and shortly you are in Seaton Sluice. read more...

  • Blyth

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    Blyth Since the Connect 2 project went ahead you can continue up the coast along Blyth harbour before rejoining the route on the outskirts of Blyth. read more...

  • Newbiggin

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    Newbiggin Newbiggin has had a £10 million facelift, courtesy of government funding. There is a new beach (sand courtesy of Skegness) and a fine 5m high statue on looking out to sea. read more...

  • Lynemouth

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    Lynemouth Just a couple of kilometres up the road, the Lynemouth Community Trust (01670 863000) at the Lynemouth Resource Centre in Bridge Rd provides another handy stop-off point for the weary. read more...

  • Amble

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    Amble AMBLE Amble marks another (brief) urban interlude. Positioned on the mouth of the River Coquet, Amble is Northumberland's most important fishing port north of the Tyne, and was originally a prehistoric settlement. read more...

  • Warkworth

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    Warkworth Coming out of Amble take the cycle path along the A1068 for 2km up to Warkworth. It is more direct than the Sustrans alternative, and follows the estuary. read more...

  • Alnmouth

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    Alnmouth Alnmouth and on to Craster Through a rickety gate are the Alnmouth Dunes, protected, like the rest of the coast between Seahouses and Druridge Bay, by the National Trust. read more...

  • Craster

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    Craster CRASTER The track ends and an old, liftle-used road begins, taking you to Craster South Farm. Here you fork right towards Craster and Dunstan, past the 15th century Craster Tower where the Craster family, who have been associated with this corner for nearly 1,000 years, live Craster is another must, if you can afford the time. read more...

  • Embleton

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    Embleton Embleton & Embleton Bay to Seahouses To get back on the route (from Craster), go up the hill and turn right, passing the caravan park at Proctor's Stead. read more...

  • Seahouses

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    Seahouses Seahouses to Bamburgh Follow the lane back up to B1340, then continue along the coast to Seahouses. This is a haven for fish and chip lovers. read more...

  • Bamburgh

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    Bamburgh Bamburgh to Belford Bamburgh is a quaint village stretching up the hill from the massively imposing castle. It is also the ancient capital of Northumbria, settled by the Saxon monarch Ida, the 5th century founder of the kingdom. read more...

  • Warren Mill

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    Warren Mill Warren Mill to Belford There are more direct ways of getting from Newcastle to this part of Northumbria, as the road sign near Bamburgh makes clear: Newcastle 48 Miles (77km), it says. read more...

  • Belford

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    Belford Belford to Holy Island This is an ideal spot to base yourself if you want to have a leisurely look at Northumberland's Secret Kingdom (so-called because it is surprisingly unspoilt by heavy-duty tourism). read more...

  • Holy Island

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    Holy Island NEAR and ON Holy Island The route from Belford to Fenwick runs almost parallel with the A1 before crossing at West Mains, near the Plough Hotel. read more...

  • Goswick

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    Goswick Goswick to Berwick After the causeway, go through Beal before turning right immediately after crossing the railway line. The path is often muddy and continues for 2km before you re-cross the line. read more...

  • Berwick

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    Berwick BERWICK is a fine, handsome and once very wealthy town. It has good pubs, a few restaurants and bags of character. Steeped in blood-soaked history, and fascinating to explore, it is built upon a peninsula at the mouth of the Tweed. read more...

  • Norham

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    Norham Over the Border Now it's time to head inland on the second half of the journey. The path takes you out past Berwick Castle, past the station. read more...

  • Coldstream

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    Coldstream Coldstream to Kelso This historic Borders town is just over 1km from the route and once rivalled Gretna as the marriage venue for runaway lovers. read more...

  • Kelso

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    Kelso Kelso This town is worth the detour. Its abbey, once the biggest, is now the least intact of all the four great Border ruins. read more...

  • St Boswells

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    St Boswells St Boswells to Melrose To get out of Kelso, do not retrace your tracks. Do not cross the river; just take the A6089, signposted Gordon and Edinburgh. read more...

  • Melrose

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    Melrose Melrose is the prettiest of the Borders towns and home of 7-a-side rugby. The Abbey (above), wrecked like the others by Henry VIII, is where Robert the Bruce's heart is said to be buried. read more...

  • Galashiels

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    Galashiels   The name derives from shiels or shielings, which means dwellings. The Gala bit is a reference to Gala Water. Textiles provided the major employment until the establishment of electronics factories in the 1960s. read more...

  • Caddonfoot

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    Caddonfoot Galashiels to Caddonfoot The way out is uphill; up Gala Terrace, then Elm Row, up steep Gala Hill along an overhung and pleasant lane that confusingly takes you south, past Hollybush and down to a crossroads, where the lane meets the B7060. read more...

  • Traquair and Innerleithen

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    Traquair and Innerleithen Traquair is a tiny hamlet (though a boom-parish 900 years ago) famous for having the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. read more...

  • Dalkeith

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    Dalkeith Innerleithen to Dalkeith via Carrington Those who like climbing hills like the next section best. The B709 (at the bottom of Innerleithen High Street, on the left) often sees more cyclists than cars and takes you into a truly wild and magnificent part of the Borders and Lowlands. read more...

  • Edinburgh

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    Edinburgh This is a vibrant and happening city. There is far too much to encompass here, so I'll keep it brief. There are any number of hotels and guest houses, most of which are booked up during the Festival, so if you're coming up in August, BOOK IN ADVANCE. read more...