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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Museums

Hexham Old Gaol

Step into Northumberland's past with a visit to Hexham Old Gaol, England's oldest Gaol.
Museums

RNLI Grace Darling Museum

A museum dedicated to Grace Darling, the fearless young woman who became a reluctant celebrity in 1838..
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Museums

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum is a must for music lovers - alive with iconic regional instruments and live music.
Nature and Wildlife

Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre

The new Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre is one of the best wildlife watching spots in the North East.
Museums

Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum and Art Gallery

Visit Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, located in the Ravensdowne Barracks - the first purpose-built army barracks in England.
Art Galleries Felton

Gallery 45

Gallery Forty5 is an art gallery, gift shop and artists' open studios. We specialise in work by local artists.
Historic sites Etal

Etal Castle

Set in the charming village of Etal, this Northumberland castle is the ideal location for a family day out.
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Great Outdoors Hexham

Warksburn

Warksburn is located near Stonehaugh and comprises a delightful picnic site and forest walk. Fantastic for dark skies!
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.
Great Outdoors Wooler

Wooler Common

Please note that some rights of way remain closed following damage caused by Storm Arwen. The forest walk at St Cuthbert’s Way northwards are now open. Click HERE for the latest information.

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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