Our Inspector's View
Set in the tranquil and picturesque Northumbrian countryside, 'The Crewe' dates back to the 12th century and was built as the abbot's priory. The building has plenty of character from the pub in the vaulted crypt to the numerous, large open log fires. Bedrooms come in three styles – Cosy, Canny and Champion. The team are naturally friendly and there's two dining options serving, as they say, 'proper, unpretentious country grub'.
Facilities – at a glance
Countryside hotel with a bar in the vaulted crypt
- En-suite rooms: 21
- Family rooms: 0
- Bedrooms Ground: 6
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Children's portions or menu
- Private fishing
- Croquet Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Outdoor parking spaces: 25
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 120
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About The area
If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.
Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.
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