Dark Skies

Star spotting in Northumberland is a regular occurrence.

Cycling

Rural with an interlacing network of lightly-trafficked quiet roads, Northumberland is a gem for cycle touring.

Art, Culture and Tours

Culture vultures can indulge their artistic passion and marvel at exhibitions, art tours and events taking place throughout the year.

Beaches and Islands

With more than 30 miles of beaches, a galapagos of islands and hidden coves, the Northumberland coast is simply spectacular.

Countryside, hills and valleys

The Northumberland countryside is a mosaic of heather land, of ancient meadows and rolling hill with secretive valleys.

Food and Drink

Foodies will be delighted with Northumberland’s culinary finds.

Hadrian's Wall

The best-preserved frontier of the Roman Empire and the nation’s finest Roman monument

History and Heritage

Every inch of Northumberland hides a piece of history and heritage.

Nature and Outdoors

When the Daily Telegraph described Northumberland as "a birder's paradise", they weren't exaggerating.

Shopping

Shopping in Northumberland is an enjoyable experience. We are host to a wide range of shops, galleries, outlets and markets.

Sports and Activities

Northumberland’s wild outdoor spaces are ideal for indulging in adventure activities of all kinds.

National Trust Sites

The unique value of our historic buildings and special places to visit has been recognised by the experts

You will never be short of stunning sights and unforgettable days out when you visit us.

Of course, there's the world famous Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain's biggest building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was constructed. American newspaper USA Today described the wall as "better than Stonehenge".

There are signs of ancient civilisation in the mysterious cup and ring stone carvings that dot the county, early Christianity was nurtured at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne off the Northumberland Coast and Northumberland was often at the centre of various disputes between England and Scotland.

If you are a lover of gardens and grand stately homes, then Northumberland has plenty to offer. Of course you will have heard of The Alnwick Garden, the finest contemporary garden in the UK, but other equally delightful gardens can be found at Howick Gardens & Arboretum and Cragside Estate to name but a few.

If you are unlucky enough to have timed your visit to Northumberland during one of the few rainy days, there are plenty of all weather attractions to enthral you. Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archivess is home to a fascinating exhibition on the mining heritage of Northumberland as well as ever changing interactive exhibitions. Museums and galleries can also be found within many of our great castles and along Hadrian's Wall.

And last but by no means least, there is the Northumberland countryside, home to some of our greatest landscapes. However, these are not just pretty landscapes; they are landscapes that are perfect for outdoor activities, with everything from walking and cycling, to fishing and wildlife watching.

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You will never be short of stunning sights and unforgettable days out when you visit us.

Of course, there's the world famous Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain's biggest building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was constructed. American newspaper USA Today described the wall as "better than Stonehenge".

There are signs of ancient civilisation in the mysterious cup and ring stone carvings that dot the county, early Christianity was nurtured at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne off the Northumberland Coast and Northumberland was often at the centre of various disputes between England and Scotland.

If you are a lover of gardens and grand stately homes, then Northumberland has plenty to offer. Of course you will have heard of The Alnwick Garden, the finest contemporary garden in the UK, but other equally delightful gardens can be found at Howick Gardens & Arboretum and Cragside Estate to name but a few.

If you are unlucky enough to have timed your visit to Northumberland during one of the few rainy days, there are plenty of all weather attractions to enthral you. Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archivess is home to a fascinating exhibition on the mining heritage of Northumberland as well as ever changing interactive exhibitions. Museums and galleries can also be found within many of our great castles and along Hadrian's Wall.

And last but by no means least, there is the Northumberland countryside, home to some of our greatest landscapes. However, these are not just pretty landscapes; they are landscapes that are perfect for outdoor activities, with everything from walking and cycling, to fishing and wildlife watching.

Search for things to do

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