Northumberland

Historical sites to take you back through time, vast landscapes to explore and wildlife to make you go ‘aw’. That’s Northumberland. Countless castles jostle for attention - ‘proper’ castles with battlements and portcullises, ghostly ruins guarding endless sandy beaches, and ones that echo with ancient footsteps. They help make England’s most northern county a heaven for history fans, hikers, mountain bikers and romantics. Comical puffins melt hearts on the Farne Islands, an easy boat ride away, and red squirrels chatter in the forest. At night, turn your gaze upwards to see millions of stars pinpricking Northumberland’s famed dark skies.

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Get kippered in Craster

Get kippered in Craster

Craster is the acclaimed home of the kipper – a breakfast favourite of the queen. But there’s more to Craster than fishy tales.

Location: Craster, Northumberland

Regional specialities
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Rediscover England’s mining past at the Woodhorn Museum

Rediscover England’s mining past at the Woodhorn Museum

Journey through England’s 800 year coal mining history and experience what life was like for pitmen at Woodhorn Colliery.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Discover a secluded fortified manor house at Aydon Castle

Discover a secluded fortified manor house at Aydon Castle

Over 900 years old and pretty much unaltered since then, Aydon Castle sits proudly upon its crag; a true survivor of some rough times and visitors.

Location: Corbridge, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy a short break in modern luxury at Close House Hotel

Enjoy a short break in modern luxury at Close House Hotel

If you’re looking to escape the pressures of modern living, Close House offer a tailor-made experience that will leave you feeling relaxed.

Location: Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland

Unique Experiences
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Seafield Caravan Park

Seafield Caravan Park

Seafield is a family owned and run park with special emphasis on attention to detail.

Location: Seahouses, Northumberland

Coastal towns
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Industrial magic at Woodhorn Museum

Industrial magic at Woodhorn Museum

Industrial heritage and folk music in Northumberland.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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A Bamburgh Escape

A Bamburgh Escape

Plenty of sandcastles and a real one.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Coast
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Glorious Coastline

Glorious Coastline

Experience coastal nature in the raw in Northumberland.

Location: Craster, Northumberland

Coastal towns
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Lose yourself in the Allen Valleys

Lose yourself in the Allen Valleys

The Allen Valleys are a nationally protected landscape steeped in history, rich in wildlife, local traditions and culture and a hotspot for artists.

Location: Allendale, Northumberland

Forests and woodlands
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Gaze at the night skies at Kielder

Gaze at the night skies at Kielder

Kielder Water & Forest Park brings nature on a grander scale. The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider.

Location: Kielder, Northumberland

National Parks
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Enjoy picturesque views of the wall at Walltown Crags

Enjoy picturesque views of the wall at Walltown Crags

See the dramatic designs of the wall, and discover why the Romans chose to build Hadrian's Wall here.

Location: Steel Rigg, Northumberland

Military history
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Rediscover England’s mining past at the Woodhorn Museum

Rediscover England’s mining past at the Woodhorn Museum

Journey through England’s 800 year coal mining history and experience what life was like for pitmen at Woodhorn Colliery.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Enjoy the sights and tastes of Amble

Enjoy the sights and tastes of Amble

Nestled at the mouth of the river Coquet lies Amble, which is morphing from its industrial past into the Padstow of the north.

Location: Amble, Northumberland

Harbours and fishing villages
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Explore the dark side of Northumberland National Park

Explore the dark side of Northumberland National Park

If you love stargazing and want to experience the Milky Way against a pitch-black sky, then Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, near Rothbury, is a must-see.

Location: Rothbury, Northumberland

National Parks
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Live like a Lord & Lady at the Langley Castle Hotel

Live like a Lord & Lady at the Langley Castle Hotel

For all knights and princesses out there, your very own 14th century castle awaits you…

Location: Langley-on-Tyne, Northumberland

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Cross the causeway to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Cross the causeway to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Skim across the sands to the ethereal island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland and enjoy a coastal experience with a difference.

Location: Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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See beautiful blooms at Howick Gardens and Arboretum

See beautiful blooms at Howick Gardens and Arboretum

Rated by BBC Gardener's World Magazine as one of England’s top 5 coastal gardens, Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum is a garden lover’s paradise.

Location: Howick, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Discover Howick’s heavenly history

Discover Howick’s heavenly history

A famous cup of tea, a stunning garden and it’s very own bathing house; the haven of Howick is one of Northumberland’s true hidden gems.

Location: Howick, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Fly a Falcon

Fly a Falcon

Get up close and personal with birds of prey.

Location: Simonburn, Northumberland

Activities
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Take in the sights on the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Take in the sights on the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Stretch those legs on this picturesque countryside walk along the historic sights of Hadrian’s Wall.

Location: Housesteads, Northumberland

Archaeological sites

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