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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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Follow in the footsteps of Dumbledore and Robin Hood.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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See the Roman military come to life at the Roman Army Museum

See the Roman military come to life at the Roman Army Museum

See Emperor Hadrian's astonishing military vision brought to life at this family-friendly gallery.

Location: Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Military history
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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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Delve into the dark history of Hexham Old Gaol

Delve into the dark history of Hexham Old Gaol

If the kids start misbehave, why not 'treat' them to a trip to gaol. Hexham Old Gaol was built in 1330 and is England's oldest purpose-built prison.

Location: Hexham, Northumberland

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Sandcastles and rockpools at Bamburgh Beach

Sandcastles and rockpools at Bamburgh Beach

Do you know your cockles from your winkles? St. Aidan and Grace Darling certainly did. And what better place to learn than on Bamburgh Beach.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Seaside resorts
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Wallington House

Wallington House

When it comes to pretty picnic spots, the Wallington estate sits fairly high up the charts.

Location: Morpeth, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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Enjoy a warm welcome & a hot meal Battlesteads Pub and Hotel

Enjoy a warm welcome & a hot meal Battlesteads Pub and Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you in the picturesque village of Wark, at Battlesteads Pub and Hotel - passionate about ales, beers, wines and being green.

Location: Hexham, Northumberland

Eating out
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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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Alnwick Tree House

Alnwick Tree House

A restaurant with a difference and traditional Northumbrian tunes.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

Eating out
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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

Unique Experiences
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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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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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Dogs and dinosaurs at Belsay

Dogs and dinosaurs at Belsay

You’d think you were in Jurassic Park, not at Belsay Hall. And you can explore this magnificent garden with your four-legged friend.

Location: Belsay, Northumberland

Attractions
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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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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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Luxuriate in a boutique bedroom at the Joiners Arms

Luxuriate in a boutique bedroom at the Joiners Arms

The Joiners Arms at Newton by the Sea, near Alnwick, is your very own five-star village inn; a haven for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food served up with a contemporary flourish.

Location: Newton by the Sea, Northumberland

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Admire the picturesque views from Housesteads Roman Fort

Admire the picturesque views from Housesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads is the most iconic of all the Wall sites and the views and Roman remains are spectacular.

Location: Housesteads, Northumberland

Archaeological sites

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