Life’s a beach when you visit Northumberland. We have a staggering, 30 mile-long sweeping coastline with romantic castle ruins and hidden 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.
Life’s a beach when you visit Northumberland, as 30 miles of sweeping beaches and designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) make up the coastline. Romantic castle ruins and hidden bays all sit along Northumberland’s coastline, and summer is the perfect time to get your sunnies and sandals on and explore.
Pull on your walking boots and wander inland and 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. Just scroll down for some midsummer motivation.