We here at Northumberland bed and breakfast The Reading Rooms know just how amazing this part of the UK is – which is why we’re so pleased to hear that some of the region’s top attractions have been put up for prizes in this year’s BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.
According to the Northumberland Gazette, the Farne Islands have been shortlisted for Nature Reserve of the Year, Embleton Bay is being considered for Beach of the Year and the coastline is up for the Holiday Destination of the Year accolade.
You have until midnight on February 28th to cast your vote in the awards – so if you’ve been to any of these sites and believe that they’re a complete shoo-in (which, of course, they are), make sure that you register your vote and help them on their way to greatness.
BBC Countryfile presenter Anita Rani said: “The beauty of Northumberland’s coast just blows me away. It’s a hidden treasure of Great Britain. I can’t sing the praises of this glorious stretch of coast enough.”
If you’re enjoying a holiday in Northumberland at the moment, make sure you devote enough time to really exploring the coastline. Watersports are great at places like Embleton, Druridge and Budle bays (all great for kite surfing and windsurfing), while Ross Sands is a lovely spot if you want a bit of peace and quiet, away from the crowds. Bamburgh is also a must-visit since it’s home to Bamburgh Castle, which really is worth an explore before you head home again.