A night with the Northern Lights in Northumberland

Coast AONB, Northumberland

Forget Norway and Iceland. The skies above Northumberland are darker and clearer in the winter months, the perfect time to see the Aurora Borealis.

Commonly known as the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis is a spectacular natural light display. Once seen, it is never forgotten.

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers panoramic views across the North Sea, all the better for this colourful phenomenon to paint the inky-black skies with shades of green, purple and blue.

By day, take in the beauty of this wind-swept coastline. Explore the picture-perfect coastal towns and stock up on local foodie treats to create a star-studded midnight feast.

By night, wrap up warm and head for the nearest beach to see the Northern Lights dance over the waves. Don’t forget to take your camera!

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