When the longer nights make the dark skies
more dazzling, the chilly days make log burners more satisfying and the frosty mornings make the landscape more staggering. Gold-tier dark skies, golden landscapes and cosy B&Bs
are just some of Northumberland’s delights when autumn falls over the county.
Step into your hiking boots and admire the reds and oranges that line the National Park
trails, or pull your hat over your ears and enjoy a windswept beach
walk. Time your walk with the sunrise and admire the pink glow of the blazing horizon, or stroll after sunset and look out for the Northern Lights that have been known to swirl across Northumberland’s skies. Then, escape the chill by nipping into a traditional pub
where you can warm your toes by the open fire, slurp on a hot chocolate and fill your belly with some pub grub washed down with Northumberland brewed ale.
If the weather takes a turn for the worst and you’re looking to take shelter, one of Northumberland’s many museums
, halls and houses
are sure to lure you in. Ancient Romans, Vikings, The Border Reivers and famous Victorian figures are just a few snapshots of history that are represented in Northumberland’s historical sites.
Thanks to the darkness setting in earlier and the nights becoming longer, the stars appear brighter, clearer and more spectacular in autumn. Get to know Northumberland’s galaxy at Kielder Observatory, graze while you gaze at award-winning Battlesteads’ shooting star supper, or pick a Dark Sky Friendly accommodation
so you can stargaze until you fall asleep.