What to do

Stunning beaches with proud castles standing watch, wild landscapes in Northumberland National Park, the turbulent history of Hadrian’s Wall, an impressive collection of gardens each with their own charms and fascinating historic houses and estates. Plus, discover nightlife Northumberland style with an unforgettable stargazing experience in Europe’s largest Dark Sky Park.


Many of Northumberland’s attractions offer special discounts to visiting groups. See below for more information and inspiration.


A journey through Northumberland reveals the warmth of our welcome and celebrates our character. Slow down and discover experiences.


This is just the beginning of your Northumberland experience, all you need to do now is pick where you want to start!

Guide for Groups

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Heatherslaw Light Railway
Group Attraction
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Within half an hour's drive of the Northumberland National Park and Cheviot Hills, the historic border towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and magnificent Bamburgh Ca ...

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre
Group Attraction
Twice Brewed
The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre (named after the famous Whin Sill, upon which the Emperor Hadrian built his Wall) is an exciting new visitor attraction that will help you explore our wond ...

Corbridge Roman Town
Group Attraction
Corbridge
Not all the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was once a bustling town and supply base where Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions. It remained a vibr ...

quarry pond
Group Attraction
Morpeth
A Royal Horticultural Society partner garden with two acres, richly and diversely planted. ...

Alnwick Castle
Group Attraction
Alnwick
Alnwick Castle is the one of the largest inhabited castles in England; it has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval ar ...

Birdoswald Roman Fort
Group Attraction
Gilsland
Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to see the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall. Explore the extensive remains of the Roman fort and ...

Bambugh Castle
Group Attraction
Bamburgh
Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline, Bamburgh is one of the largest inhabited castles in the entire country. Explore 14 public areas and learn more ...

Chesters from the air
Group Attraction
Chollerford
Chesters Roman Fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain - wander around the unusually well-preserved bath-house and steam room, and the officers' quarters. Discover an amazing coll ...

Front of Castle
Group Attraction
Chillingham
Remarkable Castle dating back to the 13th century, with Staterooms, Museum, beautiful Italian Garden, Torture Chamber and Dungeon, Woodland Walks, Lake, Gift Shop and Tearoom situa ...

Kielder castle
Group Attraction
Kielder
Home to Northern Europe's biggest man made lake, the largest working forest in England, the darkest skies in England and voted Tourism Experience of the Year by Visit England, Kielder Water & Fore ...

Wheel and entrance
Group Attraction
Ashington
Discover Northumberland's proud industrial heritage featuring art by the famous Pitmen Painters, an exciting temporary exhibition programme (which recently included Poppies: Weeping Window from the Lo ...

Vindolanda from the air
Group Attraction
Bardon Mill
Home of Britain's 'Top Treasure' - the Vindolanda Writing Tablets. Vindolanda is one of Europe's most important archaeological sites, with live excavations taking place every year and an award winning ...

Belsay Hall
Group Attraction
Belsay
Lose yourself at Belsay with its unique combination of Grecian architecture, medieval ruins, formal terraces and lush jungle-esque Quarry Garden. ...

Heritage Centre at Bellingham
Group Attraction
Bellingham
Award winning Heritage Centre at Bellingham ...

Howick Hall Gardens
Group Attraction
Alnwick
Beautiful gardens, woodland walks, a Prime Minister and a famous cup of tea - Earl Grey of course since Howick was him home! ...

Travel through the Pennines
Group Attraction
Alston
Ride on the North of England’s highest narrow gauge railway winding from Alston through the picturesque South Tyne Valley. We have a Discovery Centre, gift shop and the “Buffer Stop& ...

Arial View of Hexham Abbey
Group Attraction
Hexham
Hexham Abbey welcome visitor groups with some unique and exclusive experiences alongside our comprehensive offering.  We provide hosted tours, audio guides, out of hours access to our 7th century ...

Warkworth Castle
Group Attraction
Warkworth
Be king or queen for the day in this mighty Northumberland fortress crowning the hilltop above the River Coquet. ...

Lindisfarne Priory
Group Attraction
Holy Island
Cross the water to Holy Island and step into one of England's holiest places. Visit the shire of St Cuthbert, weave through the priory ruins and imagine the serenity shattered by Viking invasion. ...

Gallery 1
Group Attraction
Haltwhistle
Immerse yourself in the life of the Roman Army at this interactive and engaging museum - there is nothing else like this on Hadrian's Wall ...

You'll be captivated
Group Attraction
Hexham
Explore the oldest purpose built prison in England and discover the violent border life of the reivers. ...

Wall at Housesteads
Group Attraction
Haydon Bridge
Set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort takes you back to the Roman Empire. ...

Alnwick Garden
Group Attraction
Alnwick
One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens. ...

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