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

Lindisfarne Priory

PLEASE NOTE THAT LINDISFARNE PRIORY IS CLOSED 27TH NOVEMBER 2021 DUE TO STORM ARWEN Experience the serenity of Lindisfarne Priory, cross the dramatic causeway to reach the island of Lindisfarne, on a journey that will stay in your memory forever.
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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.
Historic sites

Dunstanburgh Castle

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE IS CLOSED 27TH NOVEMBER 2021 DUE TO STORM ARWEN Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland.
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Family Attraction

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Travel on our 15 inch gauge railway between Heatherslaw and Etal Castle on a return journey.
Museums

Roman Army Museum (Carvoran) Hadrian's Wall

Lying in magnificent countryside next to a sweeping section of Hadrian's Wall and based at the site of Carvoran Roman Fort.
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Science and Technology

Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory is an astronomical attraction at Kielder Water & Forest Park run by the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Please visit www.kielderobservatory.org for all event bookings.
Family Attraction

Ford & Etal Estates

Ford & Etal Estates has fascinating heritage, beautiful countryside, tempting places to eat, drink and shop and welcoming accommodation.
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.
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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Historic sites

Warkworth Castle

PLEASE NOTE THAT WARKWORTH CASTLE IS CLOSED 27TH NOVEMBER 2021 DUE TO STORM ARWEN Set in a quaint Northumberland village, this hill-top fortress and hermitage offers a fantastic family day out.
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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
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Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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