So you want to see everything Northumberland has to offer, but make the most of your time? We admire the enthusiasm and want to make sure you do that in the best possible way, so we've divided Northumberland into areas with mini itineraries on what to do and where to go in a day.
Located at the most northerly tip of Northumberland, just three miles from the Scottish Border, the peaceful town of today is a far cry from its turbulent past; capturedor sacked 13 times before finally falling into English hands in 1482.
With easy transport links thanks to an East Coast main line train station, along with a unique combination of history, heritage and beauty, this bustling market town is the ideal base to explore Northumberland.
Twisting cobbled streets with an eclectic collection of individual shops are teamed with some of the country’s top attractions in this bustling medieval market town. Pronounced to rhyme with ‘panic’, that’s what you’ll do if you don’t visit!
Once the haunt of monks and marauding Vikings, the winding streets of Hexham now proudly hosts a buzzing arts and cultural scene thanks to the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre and annual Book Festival.
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Experience nature on a grander scale where the views are super-sized. Thrillingly remote, yet easily accessible, Kielder Water & Forest Park boasts the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe as well as the largest planted forest in England with 150 million trees.
If that wasn't enough then take a look at our page packed full of itineraries to follow while you visit.