Boulmer (pronounced ‘Boomer’) a small Village, set right on the Northumberland coast approximately 6 miles East of the Market Town of Alnwick. One of Northumberland’s last genuine fishing villages, the distinctive blue fishing cobles go out every morning, in much the same way as they have for the past 100 years.
But Boulmer wasn’t always so serene. In the 18th and 19th century, it was a hotbed for smugglers and pirates arriving from all over the coast to deal their ill gotten gains at the village pub the Fishing Boat Inn.
The perfect location for a short break or a longer stay all year round, with its untouched countryside, national parks and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are sure you will not be disappointed and will fall in love this magnificent county.
Northumberland offers something for everyone, whether you are a thrill seeker who enjoy’s adrenaline-pumping sports like coasteering, kite and wind surfing, or love walking and discovering its rich history.
With more than 30 miles of beaches the Northumberland Coast is simply spectacular, it also has more castles than any other county in England including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne.
Discover picturesque fishing communities, clustered around sandy coves, like Newton-by-the-Sea, or saunter round the fishing harbours at Alnmouth, Craster and Amble and enjoy a drink and meal at one of the many cafes, pubs and restaurants offering quality, local produce.
Seahouses is a traditional fishing village with a bustling harbour, enjoy fish and chips, play mini golf or pop into the arcade to play the penny push machines. You can also board a boat trip and visit the Farne islands one of the UK’s top wildlife experiences. During the breeding season around 150,000 seabirds vie for space here, including Artic Terns and puffins, you may also encounter grey seals that make up one of the country’s largest colonies.
Drive across the causeway to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Lying just a few miles off the Northumberland coast it is cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world by fast-moving tides. Both an island and a picturesque village, Holy Island carries a wealth of history within its tidal walls.
Inland, is the medieval market town of Alnwick, with its castle, which has appeared in film and television such as Downtown Abbey and Harry Potter, also Alnwick Garden a vibrant place, with beautifully landscaped gardens, magnificent architecture and unique features, all brought to life with water.