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 Cresswell

Cresswell Pond Nature Reserve

Brackish lagoon and reed beds with hide for bird-watching. Large number of roosting waders and wildfowl all year.
Great Outdoors Belford

St Cuthbert's Cave National Trust Car Park

Start/Finish point for the St Cuthbert's Cave Walk.
Art Galleries Allendale Town

Allendale Forge Studios

Cafe, gift shop, art gallery and working studios. Free admission and free parking. Wheelchair friendly.
Group Food, Drink & Shopping Berwick-upon-Tweed

Visit Berwick

Berwick-upon-Tweed is the most Northerly town in England. Famous for Elizabethan Walls, iconic bridges, thriving culture, wildlife and beaches.
Family Attraction Seahouses

Golden Gate Farne Islands Boat Trips

The only boat licensed to land on Longstone Island plus unique access to tour the lighthouse Grace Darling's childhood home.
Museums Alnwick

Aln Valley Railway

Aln Valley Railway is a developing heritage railway, linking Alnmouth & Alnwick. A great family day out.
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Historic sites Hexham

Hexham Abbey

Situated in the heart of the market town of Hexham, Hexham Abbey is one of the most-visited free attractions in the North East and has a new visitor centre, an interactive exhibition, cafe, and shop.
Sightseeing and Leisure Haydon Bridge

Haydon Bridge Development Trust

Haydon Bridge provides a wide range of shops, facilities and services for the both local people and visitors.
Nature and Wildlife Felton

Northumberland Country Zoo

We are a family-run animal not-for-profit collection with over 100 species of animals to see.
Historic sites Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle & Ramparts

The remains of a medieval castle, superseded by the most complete and impressive bastioned town defences in England.

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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