Kitesurfing on the Northumberland coast

Summer in Northumberland

Summer is something else
Dust off your shorts and put your sunnies on; summer is here and there’s no better place to get your vitamin sea than in Northumberland. Get ready for sunny strolls, fantastic events and summer evenings in front of the sunset.

A summer to melt your heart

Life’s a beach when you visit Northumberland. We have a staggering, 30 mile-long sweeping coastline with romantic castle ruins and hidden gem bays sitting along it, as well as summer holiday events, pop-up gin bars, music festivals and a myriad of other attractions to see you through summer.

Sunset boat trips along the River Tweed, wildlife spotting at The Farne Islands, SUP Boarding with a castle as your backdrop and canoeing along the River Coquet are just a few examples of some unmissable summer activities along the coast. Or, step into your walking boots and venture inland to discover a multitude of walking, cycling and sightseeing opportunities. Take a guided walk through the Northumberland National Park, uncover the rugged beauty of the North Pennines, or delve into the epic history surrounding Hadrian’s Wall

Whether you want to be in the heart of all the action, or get away from the crowds and explore the barely-trodden areas of Northumberland, there are attractions, days out and events that suit your summer style. 

Things to do with the whole family


If you are looking to keep all the kids entertained in the summer holidays then look no further than our historical sites and discover attractions such as Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, Chesters Roman Fort and Kielder Water and Forest Park. Find more ideas below and in our summer what’s on guide to keep you busy over the summer months.