Kids enjoying The Alnwick Garden

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

Cragside

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

Eastwoods Park

Eastwoods park lies on the eastern edge of Prudhoe, or West Wylam, and was originally known as the West Wylam Welfare. The park has two play areas, football pitches, a cricket strip and pavilions.
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Athey's Moor Flying School

Experience the magic of flight amidst Northumberland's iconic landmarks and natural wonders at Athey's Moor Flying School. Adventure awaits!
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.
Historic sites

Chillingham Castle

A medieval castle with stunning views of formal gardens and the Cheviot Hills. Perfect for architectural and naturalist/historical enthusiasts.
Historic sites

St Cuthberts Cross

Said to be the location where St Cuthbert agreed to become Bishop of Lindisfarne when petitioned by the king.
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
Historic sites

Seaton Delaval Hall

Baroque masterpiece with landscaped gardens and grounds designed by Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace architect, Sir John Vanbrugh.
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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.
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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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.
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Family walk in Northumberland
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Hadrian's Wall
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Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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