We arrived in the Newcastle train station where cousin Michael picked us up and took us up to Blyth where his wife, Laura and baby Abigail were waiting to welcome to us!  They all took some time off to hang out and show us around the Northumberland area.  We visited the Lindisfarne castle and priory on Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle where we hung out on the beach, Warkworth Castle and the glorious Alnwick Castle.  The surrounding towns are wonderful as well and we thoroughly enjoyed looking around Barter Books in Alnwick, and sampling the Mead in Lindisfarne!