As the leaves begin to change to golden hues and a crisp chill fills the air, there's no better time to visit and discover all that Northumberland has to offer, than in Autumn.
Discover our guide to autumn activities to enjoy, including the experiences that a visit to Ad Gefrin will bring.
Explore Ad Gefrin’s Distillery
Visit our distillery, one of the best attractions in the North East, and the beating heart of everything we do here at Ad Gefrin. Here, you can embark on a journey through the world of spirits, where centuries-old traditions blend seamlessly with the heritage and tastes of Northumberland. Explore our distillery on a guided tour and witness the careful craft of distillation up close. Learn about the locally sourced ingredients and meticulous processes that go into creating our signature spirits, as well as enjoying a taste of our special whisky and gin. Our staff will guide you through our distillery and the enjoyment of tasting our special spirits.
Whether you're a connoisseur of fine spirits or simply curious about the art of distillation, a visit to the Ad Gefrin distillery adds a delightful and warming activity to your autumn adventure, especially on a chilly day in Northumberland.
Enjoy Our Museum and Great Hall Experience
Step into the captivating world of Northumberland history with the Ad Gefrin museum and great hall experience. The Ad Gefrin museum and its rare collection offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Anglo-Saxon heritage. Wander through the museum's exhibits, where artefacts and interactive displays bring the past to life. Learn about the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria and its cultural significance, still known today as Northumberland’s Golden Age. Immerse yourself in the experience of the great hall, hearing stories that bring the lives of the royal court of Gefrin, also known as Yeavering, to life.
Wonderful Walks in Northumberland
Northumberland is known for its stunning landscapes, and the countryside surrounding Ad Gefrin is no exception. Take a scenic short walk through the nearby town of Wooler or for a longer walking route discover the breathtaking views from the Cheviot Hills. Whether you are looking for wildlife, enjoying the scenic countryside views, or trying to spot our beautiful building from a distance on your walking route, include an autumn walk on your visit to Ad Gefrin.
Autumn Wildlife Watching
Autumn offers a unique opportunity to connect with the region's diverse wildlife. As the landscape transforms with the changing leaves, Northumberland becomes a sanctuary for a wide variety of species. Witness the mesmerising spectacle of bird migration, spot red squirrels in woodlands, experience the awe-inspiring deer rut in the Northumberland National Park, embark on bat walks to explore the nocturnal world, and keep an eye out for hedgehogs preparing for hibernation.
Discover Local Culinary Delights
No adventure in Northumberland is complete without savouring locally grown and hand reared and seasonal produce. And what better place to do that than at the Ad Gefrin Bistro.
Our Bistro proudly shares local ingredients, sourced not only from our immediate surroundings but also from offerings from the wider region and the borders.
Guests to our bistro can enjoy a range of delightful dishes, all reflecting the produce on offer within each season. Start with an early morning cup of locally ground coffee paired with crushed avocado and poached egg on rye bread, enjoy a mid morning sweet treat, or sample a diverse selection of hot and cold lunch choices, afternoon tea options, as well as classic Sunday lunches complete with all the traditional trimmings.
There is no better way to enjoy an autumn day than with some delicious seasonal dishes. Book a table online to enjoy our carefully crafted menu and the cosy atmosphere that our wood burning stove creates.
Book Your Ticket to Ad Gefrin
Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover or a whisky connoisseur, make sure to visit our captivating corner of Northumberland, as the magic of autumn surrounds Ad Gefrin. Your autumn adventure awaits in Northumberland.