Spending winter evenings by a campfire

Winter in Northumberland

Winter is wonderful
Frosty walks, food festivals and fairs can all be enjoyed in Northumberland during winter. Escape the cold with a cosy cottage stay, stargaze beneath our clear, dark skies and head to festive events across the county.

Walking in a winter Northumberland

There’s snow place like Northumberland in winter, where fairy lights line the cobbled streets of our market towns and sparkling frost makes our scenic landscapes even more magical. Escape the cold by warming your toes in your own cottage or one of the many cosy pubs with a crackling open fire and join our festive celebrations.

Grab your woollies, layer up and head out for a crisp walk in Northumberland. Be swept up by our stunning coastal views and blow away the cobwebs on a blustery beach walk, or venture to the countryside for idyllic views of snow-topped hills, sparkling leaves, frost-tipped trees in our vast forests and ice-glazed streams. 

When the sun sets in the winter months, the county’s darkest, clearest skies of the year create the perfect canvas for a spot of stargazing. Head to one of our observatories for an evening with the experts, or stargaze from your car by driving to a Dark Sky Discovery Site with a flask, warm clothes and a pair of binoculars at the ready.
Enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping at one of our Christmas markets, picking up local produce gifts for loved ones, visit Santa in his log cabins and grottos across the county and be mesmerised by the magic of Christmas markets and a whole host of Northumberland’s winter events. Seal the winter season with a fiery celebration at Tar Bar’l, Northumberland’s famous New Year fire festival held in Allendale.

Things to do in winter

Come rain or shine this winter, Northumberland has so many activities and endless experiences on offer. Whether you enjoy a crisp winter's walk along the coast followed by a seafood delight from one of the region’s finest takeaways, are looking for some culture to immerse yourself in at one of Northumberland’s many museums, historical sites and stately homes, or are in need of some relaxation and warming treatments at the most luxurious spas, Northumberland has so many choices for things to do this winter.
Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Family walk in Northumberland
Hadrian's Wall
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Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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