Exciting Openings Coming to Northumberland in 2023

If you’re thinking of making a trip to Northumberland this year, then you may want to add one of these new tourist attractions to your list. From magical castles to a world class whiskey distillery, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. 
Lilidorei – Alnwick Gardens
Lilidorei is an outdoor fantasy playground due to open at The Alnwick Garden. This immersive play space is designed to transport children (and adults) into a magical world filled with mystical creatures, secret pathways, and interactive installations.
Inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, the playpark is set in a fantastical world where elves, fairies, and other magical creatures take over. The playground features various attractions such as a giant’s chair, a fairy glade, a hobbit house, and a dragon’s lair.
Children can explore the playground’s various elements and interact with its stunning installations, the full playpark is also plastic-free and crafted from all-natural larch wood planks and stainless-steel screws.
Head to the Lilidorei website for booking information. https://www.lilidoreialnwick.co.uk/
Ad Gefrin – Wooler 
If you’re looking for a unique and historic attraction to visit in Northumberland, be sure to check out Ad Gefrin. This newly opened site offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria, with a focus on the kingdom of the famous King Edwin. You’ll be able to explore the reconstructed royal hall, learn about the lives of the people who lived in the area over 1,400 years ago, and discover the incredible treasures that have been found in the surrounding landscape. 
On top of this, the £10.4m visitor site features its own Whisky Distillery using barley and cheviot water from the natural surrounding landscape to create its spirits. The site has already released its first whisky blend and will produce its own single malt in the coming years.
England Coastal Path 
Northumberland is already blessed with so many wonderful walking routes, especially near our properties – with many being close to Hadrian’s Wall and around Northumberland Park. 
Coming this year however, is the finishing of the England Coastal Path that will be the longest continuous hiking path in the world. This trail takes you from the bottom of Berwick, all around the south coast of England and then back up to Cumbria and will be 2,795 miles long. The trail is spotted with classic pubs, beaches and historic villages and is due to be finished this Spring.
If you’re looking to check out any of the attractions listed, or fancy having a go at the Northumberland leg of the England Coastal Path, then make sure to use Wooden Star Cottages as your base, check out our cottages here. https://woodenstarcottages.co.uk/cottages/

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