From mighty castles that tower over towns, to once-grand, romantic ruins, Northumberland boasts over 70 castle sites for you to explore.
With a legacy of a turbulent history
, they're scattered along our coastline
, perched on rugged islands
, and sitting in the hearts of cobbled market towns
See impressive castle ruins like Dunstanburgh Castle
, fully restored sites that dominate the Northumberland coast, visit Alnwick Castle
where you can ‘fly’ a broomstick just like Harry Potter, and take a ghost tour around both the castle and the grounds of Chillingham Castle
and stay overnight if you're brave enough.