The 2016/17 edition of the popular Northumberland Coast AONB Visitor Guide will be available for the first time at the Alnwick Tourism Fair on Wednesday 16th March. This year the AONB Partnership has produced 10,000 extra copies to meet demand for this popular publication, which now has a print-run of 50,000.

It is the fifth edition of the guide which is designed for post arrival use by visitors and contains information about the area and tips for enjoying your stay. This year’s guide includes articles on wildlife, historical features and geology as well as events, maps and places to visit in the AONB. The cover features a stunning photograph of Holy Island by local photographer Emma Rothera, who beat 103 other entries in the annual AONB photography competition to win this top spot.

After the Alnwick Tourism Fair on 16th March, the guide will be available at Tourist Information Centres and other locations up and down the coast, and is downloadable now from the brand new Northumberland Coast AONB website ( You can also contact the office on 01670 620306 for copies or to talk to us about advertising your tourism business in next year’s guide.

Cllr Allan Hepple, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth said “I am delighted we have been able to produce an extra 10,000 copies of the Visitor Guide this year, as it has proved extremely popular with visitors in previous years and we are keen to ensure it is available all year.”

Jeff Sutheran from the award-winning St Cuthbert’s House Bed and Breakfast in Seahouses said “The Visitor Guide is always very popular with our guests who use it to plan their time here, it’s a fantastic asset for the area”.