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Northumberland; Castles, Islands and possibly Puffins!

This extreme North-Eastern corner of England is home to imposing island castles and endearing ocean wildlife. A fun and sociable weekend here with Frui is bound to produce some impressive images.



Arriving in time for a stroll around the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, we’ll meet up for drinks and dinner in a local Inn.


After breakfast and some photography inspiration for the day, we’ll take a bracing walk on the Northumberland coast: an area of outstanding natural beauty where we’ll capture some atmospheric landscape shots.

After lunch we’ll head across the causeway to Lindisfarne Island. Home to atmospheric ruins from many momentous events throughout history, the island is isolated twice a day by the rising tide. After looking around the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory we’ll head back to the mainland before the tide cuts off the island behind us.

Back in Berwick, we’ll settle down to another cosy meal and a review of some of today’s images.


This morning we’ll make the short drive to Bamburgh Castle, where we’ll attempt to capture the most impressive images of this massive Fortress from different angles.

We’ll then board a boat from the village of Seahouses, which will take us to the Farne Islands. As well as photographing seals in the water and nesting birds on the cliffs from the boat, we’ll be able to land on the islands and capture close-up images on foot. There’s a huge variety of seabirds here including, if we’re lucky, puffins.

After returning to Seahouses, we’ll settle down to a late lunch and a review of the best images from the weekend.

Then it’s time to head back to Berwick-upon-Tweed station to catch our trains home!


From London, we recommend the following trains:
(timetables for July are not yet published; these suggestions are based on currently available weekend trains).
31st July:
Dep. London King’s Cross at 14:00 Arr. Berwick-upon-Tweed at 17:39
2nd August:
Dep. Berwick-upon-Tweed at 17:13 Arr. King’s Cross at 20:53


We suggest staying at:
The King’s Arms Hotel
43 Hide Hill
TD15 1EJ
01289 331081
There are also several other accommodation options available in the town.

What’s included:

- All photography tuition & handouts
- Road travel around Northumberland
- Evening photo feedback sessions
- Crafted itinerary of stunning locations and great restaurants
- As always with Frui, your tutors will organise everything for you and cater for your every need. 

24 – 27 April 2020 –  £599   £380 Isle of Skye Weekender

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9 – 10 May 2020 –  £399   £249 Thames Estuary, Redsand Towers and Shipwrecks Weekender

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5 – 7 June 2020 –  £399   £249 Appleby Traveller Horse Fair Weekender

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13 – 14 June 2020 –  £399   £249 Isle of Wight Photography Weekender

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26 – 28 June 2020 –  £399   £249 Seven Sisters Cliffs Weekender

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3 – 5 July 2020 –  £450   £225 Jurassic Coast Weekender

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31 July – 2 August 2020 –  £450   £299 Northumberland Castles & Islands Weekender

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18 – 20 September 2020 –  £499   £349 Causeway Coastal Way Weekender

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