Attractions in Northumberland

Unforgettable experiences
You'll never be short of stunning sights and memorable days out in Northumberland. Seek out hidden historical sites, cruise from castle to castle along the coast, discover peaceful gardens, and be inspired by old estates and country houses.
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Historic sites

Dunstanburgh Castle

Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland.
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Great Outdoors

Kielder Woodland Forest Park

Kielder Forest is the largest manmade forest in northern Europe and forms the main part of Kielder Water & Forest Park. --> THIS FOREST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE RECENT STORM. WE HOPE TO BE OPEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Museums

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre

Tower Knowe, the gateway centre to Kielder Water & Forest Park, is an ideal location to orientate yourself and find out what you can do and where.
Museums

Lady Waterford Hall

Step back in time with a visit to Lady Waterford Hall and learn of a woman ahead of her time.
Family Attraction

The Escape Key

Multi award-winning premium escape room centre with escape games are inspired by the rich heritage of the North East.
Historic sites

Chesters Roman Fort

Come and see what life was like at one the Roman Empire's most northern outposts.
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Attraction

Tynemouth Priory

Wednesday 16 Mar 2022 - Sunday 30 Oct 2022
Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England.
Great Outdoors

Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is one of England’s finest landscapes. Home to England’s darkest skies and most tranquil spaces, it is steeped in culture and heritage spanning thousands of years.
Great Outdoors

Kielder Castle Visitor Centre

FOREST DRIVE IS NOW CLOSED. Kielder Castle is also closed until further notice. Take-away food open from 1st April
Sightseeing and Leisure

The Sill

Nestled in the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre opened in 2017. The award-winning building was designed with accessibility at its heart, creating a world-class visitor centre where everyone can experience Northumberland National Park’s unique and special landscape.

Step into our past

Ancient artefacts, ruinous castle remains, and 19th-century mansions are waiting to be explored and to reveal Northumberland’s astounding history.

From little legs to four legs

Whether you've got the kids in tow or you're travelling with the dog, there are endless attractions for every kind of group in Northumberland.
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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