Explore North Northumberland

North Northumberland covers all grounds and is a staggering combination of natural beauty and mind-blowing history. Stretches of golden sand, clusters of cobbled villages and sweeps of stunning countryside sit within close proximity of each other.

Covering all grounds

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 or villages 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.
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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