Alnwick

Whatever the weather, Northumberland has more than its fair share of things to do indoors.

Indulge in some retail therapy in refreshingly different shops in market towns each with their own character and style. Browse the bookshelves of Barter Books, one of Britain’s largest second hand and antiquarian bookshops, or wander around the collection of individual shops, arts and crafts workshops at Kirkharle Courtyard, the birthplace of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, arguably Britain's most famous landscape architect.

There are stately homes and museums that are anything but stuffy to look around, or make for a leisure centre where the kids can have a splashing good time. Pay a visit to one of Northumberland’s many castles or go on a foodie adventure.  Watch the workings of the county’s only working watermill at Heatherslaw Corn Mill on the Ford and Etal estate or see some of the 16 different farmhouse cheeses being made at Northumberland Cheese Company’s Blagdon Estate.

Whatever the weather, Northumberland has more than its fair share of things to do indoors.

Indulge in some retail therapy in refreshingly different shops in market towns each with their own character and style. Browse the bookshelves of Barter Books, one of Britain’s largest second hand and antiquarian bookshops, or wander around the collection of individual shops, arts and crafts workshops at Kirkharle Courtyard, the birthplace of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, arguably Britain's most famous landscape architect.

There are stately homes and museums that are anything but stuffy to look around, or make for a leisure centre where the kids can have a splashing good time. Pay a visit to one of Northumberland’s many castles or go on a foodie adventure.  Watch the workings of the county’s only working watermill at Heatherslaw Corn Mill on the Ford and Etal estate or see some of the 16 different farmhouse cheeses being made at Northumberland Cheese Company’s Blagdon Estate.

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Mill Garden
Cafes, Tearooms & Coffee Shops
Otterburn
Welcome to Otterburn Mill in the heart of Wild Redesdale in Northumberland. Famous for the Otterburn Pram and Cot Rugs, we also sell a wide range of traditional clothing and have established ourselve ...
Our Streets
Exhibition

A celebration of the hugely successful 3 year programme of community activity in the Alnwick area involving schools, streets and all kinds of community groups-all kindly funded by the Heritage Lot ...
Keep
Historic sites
Bamburgh
A spectacular castle with fantastic coastal views. The stunning Kings Hall and Keep house collections of armour, artwork, porcelain and furniture. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1302 reviews
Kirkharle Restaurant & Coffee shop
Cafes, Tearooms & Coffee Shops
Kirkharle
Kirkharle Lake and Courtyard is home to a coffee house and a range of unique arts and crafts workshops, individual shops and galleries, all set in a historic farm courtyard. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 70 reviews
Outside Kielder Salmon Centre
Nature and Wildlife
Kielder
Kielder Salmon Centre, open April to October, is operated by the Environment Agency. A modern visitor centre with touch screen and video displays describing the life cycle of the Atlantic Salmon, and ...
Animals at Whitehouse Farm Centre
Nature and Wildlife
Morpeth
Whitehouse Farm is the all-weather fun attraction with soft play, restaurant, outdoor play areas, tractor-trailer rides and lots of animals to feed, hold and stroke. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 215 reviews
Pool
Sport and Leisure
Prudhoe
Leisure pool incorporating wave machine, 40m aqua slide, spa pool and other water features, fitness gym, fitness studio, soft play area, creche and bowling green. ...
Welcome to Woodhorn Museum
Museums and galleries
Ashington
From coal mining communities to contemporary art: discover a proud past, The Pitmen Painters and the best in art and heritage at Northumberland's biggest museum. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 293 reviews
CURATOR LED ART TOUR
Book tickets
Outdoor Event

Find out about Kielder’s art and architecture programme directly from experienced curator Peter Sharpe ...
Wallington
Historic sites
Cambo
Discover Wallington, much-loved home to generations of the unconventional Treveylan family and a magnificent estate where politics and play came together in the heart of Northumberland. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 428 reviews
Red Squirrel
Outdoor Event

Search for red squirrels and discover their way of life in a changing world. Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson, to track down one of Britain’s best loved animals, the red squirrel. ...
Dunstanburgh Castle Summer Evening
Arts & Crafts Shop
Ponteland
Alan Reed specialises in landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, sport and figurative work. Paintings and prints of Northumberland can be seen in his Studio & Gallery. Painting Classes in Watercolour ...
Gallery 1
Museums and galleries
Haltwhistle
Lying in magnificent countryside next to a sweeping section of Hadrian's Wall and based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort, the Roman Army Museum is an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome’s e ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 387 reviews
Vallum Farm Bread
Cafes, Tearooms & Coffee Shops
Matfen
Dubbed “The River Cottage of the North” by Luxe magazine (2013), and renowned as the place to find the traditional tastes of Hadrian’s Wall country, Vallum is a unique and growing co ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 112 reviews
Sir Joseph Swan Exhibition
Exhibition

Sir Joseph Swan Exhibition - A shining light of his time... Joseph Swan devoted his life to scientific discovery. Learn more about him and what a light bulb and a purple dressing gown have in common. ...
Hexham Old Gaol
Museums and galleries
Hexham
Tour the Old Gaol, 1330AD, by glass lift. Meet the gaoler, see a Reiver raid and try on costumes. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 21 reviews
Craft Fair - Etal Village Hall
Food Event

Over 15 local foodies and crafters selling a range of local delicacies and crafts made in North Northumberland. Whether you're treating yourself or looking for a special gift this is the place to ...
Garden walks
Guided Walk/Tours

Join one of our garden volunteers Geoff or Chris for a guided walk through the formal gardens, passing beneath the bridge and climbing up through the rock garden towards the house. The tour includes a ...
Stunning Views
Sightseeing and Leisure
Cornhill-on-Tweed
One destination, over 20 attractions..country estate with a range of attractions and activities including Heatherslaw Railway; Heatherslaw Cornmill; Lady Waterford Hall; Etal Castle; Flodden Battlefie ...
Outside Cragside House Gardens and Estate
Historic sites
Rothbury
Creation of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius. Gardens, red squirrels, woodland and lakeside walks. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1276 reviews
Alnwick Castle
Historic sites
Alnwick
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Percy family for over 700 years and film location for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter's Hogwarts. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1550 reviews
Summer Winding House Demonstrations
Shows & Displays

Visitors will be able to enter the last Victorian engine house in Northumberland and see some of the workings in action every day during the school summer holidays (Saturday 18th July to Tuesday 1st S ...
Time to Dress!
Family

A truly immersive experience for children to dress in Victorian clothing, from bloomers to hat, with their own personal servant to assist. Then, take a walk around the house and amaze the visitors! Va ...
Outside Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum
Museums and galleries
Morpeth
Set in a 13thC church building, this unusual museum specialises in the history and development of Northumbrian small pipes and their music. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 36 reviews
Inside Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum and Art Gallery
Museums and galleries
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The museum is housed in the historic Berwick Barracks and contains historical town artefacts and part of Sir William Burrel's art collection. ...
Climbing Wall
Sport and Leisure
Alnwick
Sports and Leisure Centre providing a vast range of sporting and leisure activities such as swimming, indoor sports, fitness and bouldering facilities. ...
The Spirit of Twyne
Exhibition

Artists working all near the Tweed and Tyne producing work in a variety of media and styles with the common element of fibre and stitch. This exhibition is a retrospective containing many of their ...
The Wonder of Colour
Exhibition

Eta Ingham Laurie, internationally renowned weaver returns to Bailiffgate to present some of her beautiful works and offer the opportunity to try this amazing craft for yourself (see Bailiffgate M ...
Heather
Great Outdoors
Kielder
Home to the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe and the largest working forest in England, this is one outdoor playground you don’t want to miss. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 247 reviews
The Ashington District Star
Exhibition

Inspired by the Ashington Group Painters photographic artist Julian Germain has embarked on a two year collaboration with local people to produce a new newspaper; The Ashington District Star. The exhi ...
Explorer walks
Outdoor Event

Pick up a leaflet and follow one of our many way-marked trails to explore the highlights of the Cragside estate. Enjoy fantastic views of the house, estate and the Coquet Valley. ...
Outside Cherryburn
Historic sites
Mickley
Birthplace cottage (1700) and farmyard. Printing house using original printing blocks. Introductory exhibition of the life, work and countryside. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 42 reviews
Picnic bench
Outdoor Event

A chance for a behind the scenes look at how England\'s largest forest is managed and get up close to harvesting monsters on this minibus tour deep into the heart of Kielder Forest ...
Engraved pocket watch movement
Museums and galleries
Haltwhistle
Watch and clock museum, gift shop and repair specialist. The museum is based around the local children's stories of Mr George the clock man. Includes a large collection of mechanical watches and ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 8 reviews
Gym machines
Adventure Sports
Berwick-upon-Tweed
A leisure centre consisting of sports hall, gym, advernture play area, swimming pool, cafe, squash courts and all weather pitch ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1 reviews
Children In The Pool
Sport and Leisure
Rothbury
Rothbury Pool and Gym has a traditional style pool available for general swimming, aquafit, lessons and parties with fantastic views over Coquetdale. New fitness centre with over twenty pieces of Life ...
Picnic bench
Great Outdoors
Kielder
Kielder Castle Visitor Centre is open all year round, 10am to 5pm (11am opening for exhibition Now to March) . Kielder Castle is the visitor centre for Kielder Forest. Features include information cen ...
Picnic bench
Outdoor Event

Central to survival; fire warms, dries, makes water safe, cooks food, lifts morale. Firecraft is one of the oldest skills known to mankind. It is a central survival skill; it warms us, it dries us, it ...
Picnic bench
Outdoor Event

Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away. You’ll need to build a shelter, your own den in the woods. You’re going to eat so you’ll build and light your own camp fi ...
Woodhorn
Victorian Baking
Food Event

Imagine visiting Cragside to be greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you step through the door... Our volunteer cooks, in costume, will be recreating some Victorian recipes on the newly restored an ...
Inflatable sessions
Sport and Leisure
Hexham
Wentworth Leisure Centre is located in the centre of Hexham. The centre boasts a new, multi-million pound swimming pool and fitness gym. New for 2011, Wentworth Bowl offers a new activity in which peo ...
Outside Newbiggin Maritime Centre
Museums and galleries
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbiggin Maritime Centre, the newest attraction on the beautiful Northumberland coastline, offers a unique experience for visitors. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 115 reviews
The Handlebards present...Hamlet
Outdoor Event

This summer we're delighted to welcome back the Handlebards, once again perfoming in the beautiful setting of Ford Castle grounds, and raising funds for HospiceCare North Northumberland. ...
Picnic bench
Outdoor Event

A family survival adventure – stick together, solve the problems, learn the skills, stay alive. ...
Outside RNLI Grace Darling Museum
Museums and galleries
Bamburgh
A museum dedicated to Grace Darling and her family, as well as all those who Save Lives at Sea. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 293 reviews
Miners' Gear by Tom Newstead
Exhibition

This unique collection of work is hand crafted from oak, silver birch and a railway sleeper from Avenue Pit in Seaton Delaval. " I was born the first son of a coal miner from a fishing village called ...
Ranger walks
Outdoor Event

Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. You'll be led through the amazing landscape of rocks, caves and secret pathways that you just ...
Allendale Forge Studios
Museums and galleries
Allendale Town
The Forge has 12 working studios, cafe, art gallery and gallery shop that offers both traditional and contemporary arts and crafts from Northumberland, all situated in th ...
Welcome to Bailiffgate Museum
Museums and galleries
Alnwick
Bailiffgate Museum brings to life the people and places of North Northumberland in exciting interactive style. Art and history-based exhibitions are staged in the gallery. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 58 reviews
Scene inside Regimental Museum Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Museums and galleries
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The King's Own Scottish Borderers regimental museum with uniforms, medals, silver and weapons telling the story of the regiment from 1689 until the present day. ...
Inside Wylam Railway Museum
Museums and galleries
Wylam
Displays show importance of Wylam in the history of railway development and the work of famous local railway pioneers George Stephenson, Timothy Hackworth and William Hedley. ...
The Armstrong's Household & Farming Museum
Museums and galleries
Alnwick
North Charlton has become the home of a very special museum - a unique collection of artifacts which chronicle the history and heritage of this part of Northumberland, built up over the last 25 years ...
Moothall and Gallery
Museums and galleries
Hexham
Fifteenth-century building with a gallery in the tunnel-vaulted basement. A variety of exhibitions mounted by local artists and crafts people. ...
Outside Gymnasium Gallery
Museums and galleries
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Contemporary art gallery with a programme of events by Berwick Visual Arts. Check out our What's On Section for exhibition details. ...
Outside Brinkburn Priory
Historic sites
Rothbury
Founded in 1135 for canons of the Augustinian order, Brinkburn was restored in the 19th century and now survives in its entirety as Northumberland's finest example of early Gothic architecture. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 40 reviews

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