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Destinations in Northumberland

Every day is a discovery
Northumberland never fails to surprise and delight. With so many destinations and experiences to discover, it's a place people come back to, time and again.

Unforgettable places

From the lush, green valleys and forests in the west, to the unspoilt, dune-lined beaches in the east, Northumberland is blessed with an irresistible mix of stunning scenery, fascinating historical sites, and unforgettable adventures.

The rural county of Northumberland is a short drive from the vibrant and bustling city of Newcastle and the cathedral city of Durham. 

Northumberland is a place of tranquillity, where you can walk in the footsteps of saints at Holy Island, skim stones along 30 miles of unspoilt beaches, stroll back in time 2,000 years along Hadrian’s Wall, meet the local seals and puffins at the Farne Islands, then sleep under a canopy of stars in our International Dark Skies Park.

Experience more

You’ll never be stuck for places to go or things to see. In fact, the biggest problem will be deciding what to do next. But don’t worry, we always have suggestions. From exploring the region’s most iconic castles captured in film and television, imagining you are a Roman soldier whilst walking Hadrian’s Wall, or relaxing with a walk along some of Northumberland’s most beautiful stretches of coastline, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Endless attractions

Step back in time at our historical sites, stand still beneath our dark skies and get up close to our wildlife. Our attractions offer infinite opportunities for discovery.
Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Couple enjoying a boat trip
Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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