Explore at The Commissioners Quay Inn

The Commissioners Quay Inn is the perfect base for exploring the attractions of the Northumberland’s magnificent coastline and beautiful countryside, as well as the sporting, historical, cultural, shopping and entertainment attractions of nearby Newcastle upon Tyne.

Eat, Drink, Sleep and Explore

Blyth Beach

A long, wide, golden stretch of sandy beach, backed by a system of sand dunes which are a haven for wildlife and a designated area of Special Nature Conservation.

Bathing is a popular pastime here in the summer, whilst the waves bring surfers to the area. The beach also has a zone for water sports such as jet-skiing, and a yachting club. Lucky visitors may spot marine wildlife such as dolphins, seals, or porpoises from the beach as they are known to frequent the area. A pier marking the mouth of the River Blyth and the wall of Blyth Harbour sits at the northern end of the beach.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Located just south of Blyth, the imposing Seaton Delaval Hall was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1718 for the Delaval family. The hall, now a Grade I listed building, took 10 years to complete and was almost destroyed by fire in 1822. The central part of the building has never been lived in since.

Today, the Hall is owned by the National Trust and the estate and gardens are open to the public. You can find out more about the Hall’s exciting heritage and the life and times of the Delaval family who were famed for their parties and pranks.

Woodhorn Museum

A world away from a traditional mining museum, Woodhorn is well-known for its fun events programme, including family picnic days, car shows and cos-play extravaganza, ‘Invasion’ – it even featured on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

The museum is proud to house the Ashington Group Collection of artworks – commonly known as the ‘Pitmen Painters’. This iconic display showcases what daily life was really like for miners in and around Ashington from the 1930s. It is reputed to be the first collection of amateur art to go on permanent display anywhere in the world.

Blyth Battery

Blyth Battery is a coastal defence artillery battery, built in 1916 to defend the port of Blyth and the submarine base there during World War I, and upgraded for re-use during World War II. It is the most intact, accessible and intelligible coast defence battery on the North East and Yorkshire coast, with individual buildings and features of considerable rarity.

Blyth Battery now operates as a Military & Local Heritage museum and displays exhibits (many donated by local people) within several themed rooms. The Battery is now closed for the winter and will re-open on Saturday 6th April 2019.

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