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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Great Outdoors

Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Northumberland International Dark Sky Park was unveiled in December 2013. At 572 square miles (1,483 square kilometres) it is also Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Due to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens.
Great Outdoors

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Country Park, Local Nature Reserve

Sitting unexpectedly in Northumberland’s industrial town of Ashington, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park offers a stunning area
Nature and Wildlife

Bolam Lake Country Park

Bolam Lake Country Park is situated in the heart of the beautiful Northumberland countryside surrounded by historic landscapes and dramatic views.
Nature and Wildlife

Farne Islands

The Farne Islands are possibly the most exciting seabird colony in England with unrivalled views of 23 species, including around 37,000 pairs of puffin. It's also home to a large grey seal colony, with more than 1,000 pups born every autumn. Historically, the islands have strong links with Celtic Christianity and St Cuthbert, who lived here in the 7th Century. Catch a boat from Seahouses ( non National Trust) - additional charge applies
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Historic sites

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate

Illuminated with hydro-electricity and powered by hydraulics, discover Britain's original smart home.
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Great Outdoors

Druridge Bay Country Park

Druridge Bay Country Park includes three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, as well as a 100 acre lake surrounded by woods and meadows. The variety in the landscape and pleasant coastal environment ensures you of an enjoyable visit.
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Historic sites

Berwick Elizabethan Town Walls

Berwick's town walls are its most famous piece of architecture and still stand strong today, hundreds of years after they were built by Queen Elizabeth to keep out the invading Scots.
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Family Attraction

Northumberland College Zoo

Visit Northumberland College Zoo, we have over 150 species of animals including meerkats, coatis, wallaby and many more.
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Historic sites

Wallington House, Gardens & Estate

Discover woodlands, walled garden, wildlife, house full of history and collections, cycle trails and play areas at Wallington.
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Great Outdoors

Plessey Woods Country Park

Country Park with open meadows, pleasant woodland and river walks. Visitor centre, cafe and children's play area.

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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