Have you discovered the secrets of Northumberland? Rolling hills to endless beaches ... Fairytale castles to dazzling dark skies.
When travelling to places old and new you collect experiences, and a visit to Northumberland is no different. It rewards you with a diverse and intriguing selection of both culture, history, countryside and quaint villages. From a day’s adventure to a weeks exploring, whatever time you have spare, prepare to discover how much Northumberland has to offer.
And the biggest secret of all? The amazing places you can stay ... Two Northumberland businesses were awarded Gold as winners of their categories at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017 ceremony. Once again St Cuthbert’s House in Seahouses was crowned 'B&B of the Year', repeating their success in the awards in 2014. Battlesteads Hotel in Wark scooped the top prize for 'Sustainable Tourism'.
Visitors to Northumberland are spoiled for choice when it comes to quality accommodation, with Northumberland businesses scooping 27 awards at the North East England Tourism Awards.
· Carraw Bed and Breakfast – Boutique Accommodation/Small Hotel of the Year
· St Cuthbert’s House – Bed and Breakfast of the Year
· Kielder Waterside – Holiday Park of the Year
· Woodside Lodge – Self Catering Property of the Year
· Battlesteads Hotel – Sustainable Tourism Award
· Battlesteads Hotel – Taste Award
· Battlesteads Hotel – Tourism Pub of the Year
On top of this success, the county achieved Silver in the ‘Best UK Holiday Destination’ category for a third time consecutive time at the British Travel awards held on 23rd November 2016 in London. Northumberland has also proved to be a popular spot with the general public, after they crowned the Northumberland Coast 'Holiday Destination of the Year' and Embleton Bay as 'Beach of the Year' in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017. And last but not least, Northumberland scooped 'Best UK Region for Families' in the 2016 Family Traveller Awards held in London.