From tidal islands to rugged hilltops, North Northumberland has it all; off-the-beaten-track walking routes
, rare wildlife and mysterious, ancient sites are just a few of its draws. Scattered throughout are picture-perfect villages, where you can pick up information on your spectacular surroundings.
You’ll enjoy mile after mile of white sandy beaches
, with ancient castles
as their backdrop - this whole stretch of coastline is officially designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, which we think sums it up pretty well.
Wander through bustling market towns and uncover hoards of history
with lesser-known castle remains, fortified town walls and ancient sites. Once home to the Anglo-Saxon kings of Northumbria, clues to those ancient civilisations can be found in the mysterious rock art that dots the northern part of the county. There is also Yeavering Bell, a hill fort built by ancient people on the edge of the Cheviot Hills
If you're a keen birdwatcher
, head to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
where you'll see a variety of rare bird life including the Marsh Harrier and Osprey. Or, head to Seahouses Harbour
to take a boat trip to the Farne Islands
to see puffins, grey seals and even dolphins.