Mid Northumberland is the place to be for exploring every nook and cranny of the county. Plus, it has so much to offer in its own right, with blooming gardens, lakeside walkways, picturesque picnic spots and irresistible shopping opportunities.
Grand historic homes? Tick. Fantasy gardens? Tick. Dangerously good shopping
? Tick. Head to Mid Northumberland for a brilliant stay
or day out which ticks all the boxes.
Take a stroll along the streets of Morpeth, a buzzing blend of old and new. Learn the difference between a rant and a reel at the Bagpipe Museum in Morpeth’s 13th century chantry. Browse an eclectic set of shops including the town’s elegant Edwardian style Sanderson Arcade where you will find a combination of high street names and specialist retailers.
Tucked away in the countryside is Kirkharle Courtyard, designed by celebrated 18th century landscape architects Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Nowadays Kirkharle houses a treasure trove of shops, arts and craft shops and a coffee house serving home made treats.
Wallington Hall near Cambo is a must-visit National Trust site, where children can clamber over four stone dragons, explore the ‘wild’ West Wood and shin up the tree voted best-in-the-country to climb.
The immense Belsay Hall is set among a grade I listed heritage garden. Spend hours exploring inside and outside, discovering the great room of its ruined medieval castle and the stunning views from the top of the tower. Explore a fantasy world of ravines and exotic plants including species from the Himalayas in the Quarry Garden.
Call in and say hello to Northumberlandia, our ‘Lady of the North’, a huge earthwork sculpture of a reclining lady. You can walk around her curves, which stand at an impressive 100ft high and a quarter of a mile long.