Allendale is a small rural town, located to the south of the county of Northumberland, in the north-east of England. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Allendale will find that there is a great choice of accommodation available for self catering holiday rental in and around the town. There are cosy cottages and townhouses within Allendale, as well as rustic old farmhouses set within the surrounding scenic countryside.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Allendale will find that the town is located within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the second largest in England. This beautifully scenic landscape, with its open heather moors and pretty dales, are the ideal place for tourists to explore on foot, bicycle or on horseback, to be at one with nature. The town itself offers a number of tourist amenities, to include several public houses and gift shops, as well as a scenic golf course to its southern outskirts. For a wider range of attractions the historical market town of Hexham is just 10 miles away.
Visitors enjoying their holidays in Allendale who are interested in grand architecture will be drawn to the nearby historical towns of Hexham and Prudhoe. Hexham is dominated by its 12th Century Abbey, which is a classic and well-preserved example of Early English Gothic Architecture. The town’s Old Gaol, which is a Grade 1 Scheduled Monument, was one of the first purpose built gaols when it was built in the 14th century. Prudhoe, which is slightly further to the east of Allendale, close to Newcastle–upon-Tyne, also boasts numerous architecturally and historically fascinating landmarks and buildings. Of particular interest are the remains of its Norman Castle, which stands majestically on a hill overlooking the town.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Allendale will find that Northumberland has a temperate climate, so typical of the UK. Summers tend to be mild, with temperatures averaging between 17 and 21 degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures tend to stay below 10 degrees Celsius and often drop below zero. Allendale receives an average annual rainfall of around 28 inches, which will often fall as snow in the winter months.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Allendale will find that the nearby A69 provides excellent transports links to the A1 and Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the east, and the M6 to the west. There are a number of airlines operating regular national and international flights from nearby Newcastle International Airport (NCL).