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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Family Attraction

Heatherslaw Light Railway

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

A fully-immersive Golden Age of Northumbria Experience and a whisky distillery creating the first Northumbrian English Single Malt Whisky.
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.
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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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

Housesteads Roman Fort

Set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort takes you back to the Roman Empire.
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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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Historic sites

Vindolanda (Chesterholm) Hadrian's Wall

Visit Roman Vindolanda today and you will find one of the North East’s most famous and not to be missed tourist attractions lying in the beautiful landscape of Hadrian's Wall Country.
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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
Nature and Wildlife

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge was badly damaged during Storm Desmond and unfortunately, remains closed. The damage resulted in many destabilising landslips, the uprooting of large trees, erosion to the river bank and the much loved wobbly bridge being washed away.
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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
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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