Indoor attractions
There's still plenty to do if it rains

Indoor attractions

Northumberland battles the elements

Whatever the weather, Northumberland has more than its fair share of things to do indoors.

Indulge in some retail therapy in refreshingly different shops in market towns each with their own character and style. Browse the bookshelves of Barter Books, one of Britain’s largest second hand and antiquarian bookshops, or wander around the collection of individual shops, arts and crafts workshops at Kirkharle Courtyard, the birthplace of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, arguably Britain's most famous landscape architect.

There are stately homes and museums that are anything but stuffy to look around, or make for a leisure centre where the kids can have a splashing good time. Pay a visit to one of Northumberland’s many castles or go on a foodie adventure.  Watch the workings of the county’s only working watermill at Heatherslaw Corn Mill on the Ford and Etal estate or see some of the 16 different farmhouse cheeses being made at Northumberland Cheese Company’s Blagdon Estate.

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Kielder Salmon Centre
Nature and Wildlife
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Bamburgh Castle
Historic sites
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Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle
Historic sites
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Animals at Whitehouse Farm Centre
Whitehouse Farm Centre
Family Attraction
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Outside Brinkburn Priory
Brinkburn Priory
Historic sites
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