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 Hexham

Hexham Abbey

Situated in the heart of the market town of Hexham, Hexham Abbey is one of the most-visited free attractions in the North East and has a new visitor centre, an interactive exhibition, cafe, and shop.
Great Outdoors Rothbury

Hepburn Wood

Hepburn Wood is located to the eastern edge of Chillingham Estate, giving iconic views across Northumberland above the woodland --> This forest is currently closed due to the recent storm. We hope to be open as soon as possible.
Great Outdoors Stanhope

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The North Pennines is a stunning upland landscape of moors, hay meadows, intimate woods, inky night skies and charismatic wildlife.
Nature and Wildlife Druridge Bay

Druridge Pools Nature Reserve

Lake and shallow pools with 3 bird hides and access to Druridge Links and shore. Particularly good in winter with large flocks of wildfowl, swans and birds of prey.
Family Attraction Morpeth

Whitehouse Farm Centre

Whitehouse Farm is the all-weather fun attraction with soft play, restaurant, outdoor play areas, tractor-trailer rides and lots of animals to feed, hold and stroke.
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Art Galleries Kirkharle

Rebecca Noelle Art Studio

A fusion of passion and light; An American artist painting the Northumberland countryside. Offering original artwork, prints, commissions and classes.
Museums Alnwick

Aln Valley Railway

The Aln Valley Railway (AVR) aims to rebuild the branch line first opened in 1850 linking Alnmouth station to the historic town of Alnwick.
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Art Galleries Allendale Town

Allendale Forge Studios

Cafe, gift shop, art gallery and working studios. Free admission and free parking. Wheelchair friendly.
Great Outdoors Ingram

Northumberland National Park - Ingram Valley

Designated a Dark Sky Discovery Site. There’s a café and archaeology exhibition and wonderful walks along the Breamish Valley.

Hareshaw Linn

A wonderful nature-rich family walk towards Northumberland’s best waterfall.
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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
Couple enjoying a boat trip
Hadrian's Wall
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Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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