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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Nature and Wildlife

Serenity Farne Islands Boat Tours

Monday 29 Mar 2021 - Monday 10 Jan 2022
Sailing to the Farne Islands throughout the year from Grey Seals Cruises and Landings trips to our special Sunset Cruises.
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
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Plessey Woods Country Park

Friday 01 Jan 2021 - Friday 31 Dec 2021
Country Park with open meadows, pleasant woodland and river walks. Visitor centre, cafe and children's play area.
Nature and Wildlife

Billy Shiel Farne Islands Boat Trips

Sailings daily from Seahouses with a choice of half & full day landing trips, Grey Seal Cruise and sailings to Lindisfarne.
Family Attraction

Turners Funfairs

SUPPLYING TRADITIONAL FUNFAIR MAGIC FOR OVER 200 YEARS. Fairground organiser and Rides for hire for any size event.
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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Science and Technology

Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory

An accessible, public astronomical observatory offering talks, activities, drop in sessions, stargazing and Astro courses to suit anyone from the absolute beginner to the professional.
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Historic sites

Union Chain Bridge

The Union Chain Bridge spans the River Tweed between Horncliffe, Northumberland, England and Fishwick, Borders, Scotland.
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Historic sites

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Percy family for over 700 years and film location for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter's Hogwarts.
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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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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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