6 spectacular aerial pictures of Northumberland

The River Aln estuary at low tide with the beautiful village of Alnmouth on the north side of the river. Pictures by Mark Stenton, Lazy Grace.
The River Aln estuary at low tide with the beautiful village of Alnmouth on the north side of the river. Pictures by Mark Stenton, Lazy Grace.

These birds’ eye pictures show how dramatic the scenery is in north Northumberland.

The views from the air were taken by Mark Stenton from website development experts Lazy Grace, based at East Newtown, Rothbury, who took to the skies with Steve Clarehugh, from Eshott Airfield.

The amazing Bamburgh Castle rising above the village of Bamburgh, pictured from the coast

The amazing Bamburgh Castle rising above the village of Bamburgh, pictured from the coast

Ranging from a spectacular view of the estuary of the River Aln, including the picturesque village of Alnmouth, to a couple of shots of Bamburgh Castle, they show why Northumberland has become one of the most popular tourist venues in the country.

Bamburgh Castle with the village in the foreground.

Bamburgh Castle with the village in the foreground.

The popular fishing village of Craster, with its small harbour just to the right of the centre of the picture.

The popular fishing village of Craster, with its small harbour just to the right of the centre of the picture.

The rocky shore around the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle north of the village of Craster.

The rocky shore around the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle north of the village of Craster.

The medieval Warkworth Castle stands on a hill overlooking the village of Warkworth, which is almost encircled by the River Coquet.

The medieval Warkworth Castle stands on a hill overlooking the village of Warkworth, which is almost encircled by the River Coquet.