Escape to Holy Island

Islands in Northumberland

Outstanding Beauty
Dive with grey seals, wander through an ancient priory, sail at sunset and go on a wildlife boat trip on Northumberland’s islands. From the tidal island of Lindisfarne to the puffin-filled Coquet Island and Farne Islands, they are simply magical.

Puffins and priories

Northumberland is renowned for its historic castles, breathtaking beaches and fairytale towns and villages, but did you know it is home to a wide variety of wildlife

In spring, an abundance of puffins return to Northumberland to breed on The Farne Islands and Coquet Island

Visit them on wildlife boat trips, where you’ll also see grey seals and sometimes dolphins! Cross the causeway to Lindisfarne Island to visit the castle, priory and taste monk-approved Mead.

Castles and Causeways

Northumberland has some of the most beautiful historic sites and spectacular castles dotted along its coastline just ready for you and the family to explore on your next visit. Discover the history of St Cuthbert, visit the castle that towers over Lindisfarne, and be amazed by the wildlife on Northumberland’s islands.

Wildlife and natural beauty

Discover an array of bird life and sea-skimming marine life on our coastal Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Book a boat trip to get up close, scale the shoreline in a kayak, walk along the coastal path and more to explore our intriguing coast.
Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Family walk in Northumberland
Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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