Tourism news from around Northumberland

Here are the news articles and press releases from Northumberland Tourism and partner tourism organisations across the county of Northumberland. You can browse the list below and also click the 'Explore the Map' tab at the top of the page to see where the news is taking place.

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Self-taught photographer captures sunrise on Pilgrims Way for winning shot
Friday 02/11/2018
A photo of Holy Island Causeway by a self-taught local photographer has been chosen as the front cover image for next year’s Northumberland C...

Battlesteads named Hotel of the Year at the North East England Tourism Awards
Friday 17/11/2017
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark, Northumberland, is celebrating after being named Hotel of the Year at the 2017 North East England Tour...

Litter surveyors wanted to count litter on beaches
Thursday 16/11/2017
Litter on the beach is a growing problem across the globe but is the problem getting worse here in Northumberland? A year-long litter-surveying pro...

Major repair project takes flight at Northumberland National Park
Thursday 09/11/2017
An ambitious project to repair a stone footpath along one of Northumberland’s most popular walking routes has been carried out by Northumberl...

Lindisfarne Festival secures first acts for 2018 as it closes in on Crowdfunder World Record
Monday 30/10/2017
With hundreds of festivalgoers as well as local businesses pledging financial support in exchange for ticket rewards and sponsorship packages, Lind...

Kings of the hill: Wise owls upgrade their home from barn to castle
Thursday 26/10/2017
During a major restoration project at Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland, the National Trust has discovered some very wise residents. The...

Northumberland’s new £14.8m visitor attraction is making its mark!
Thursday 26/10/2017
Northumberland National Park Authority has confirmed its £14.8m state-of-the-art visitor centre and youth hostel on Hadrian’s Wall is t...

Kielder Waterside is a ROSE in England’s tourism offering as ospreys swoop to pick up Bellamy gong
Tuesday 24/10/2017
Northumbrian Water is celebrating two more awards for its Landal Kielder Waterside park in Northumberland. The awards reflect not only the ...

Be happy – not haunted – this half term at Kielder!
Monday 23/10/2017
Who cares about spooks this half term? There are more fun, outdoors wildlife activities at Kielder Water & Forest Park than you can shake a sti...

Wild, high-tech treasure hunting for all ages at Kielder
Friday 20/10/2017
As part of the Heritage Lottery-funded ‘Living Wild at Kielder’ project, Kielder Water & Forest Park now offers exciting “Wil...

Northumberland dominates North East winners of 2017 VisitEngland ROSE Awards
Friday 20/10/2017
The VisitEngland ROSE Awards were designed to showcase establishments that provide the warmest of welcomes. Each year VisitEngland choose 1...

Castles, Follies and Elephants - ‘Fun and intrigue’ in new art installations at Kielder
Thursday 19/10/2017
Few people realise that within beautiful Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland lie some astounding and remarkable art and architecture ...

Spooky Hallowe’en pre-release launch for New DCI Ryan Thriller, Dark Skies
Tuesday 17/10/2017
Bestselling crime author LJ Ross is delivering an extra special spine tingling treat for fans of her fictional detective, DCI Ryan. The Queen ...

Thousands tackle Britain’s most beautiful Marathon and half marathon
Monday 09/10/2017
The second, and final, day of the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon is now over, with more than 1500 competitors taking part in Britain’...

Heavy Horses to Die Out Within a Decade Without Help
Thursday 05/10/2017
Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre are once again hosting the Looking Back event on 7th & 8th October, but this year they also have something to celeb...

Record summer for Whitehouse Farm!
Wednesday 04/10/2017
Whitehouse Farm Centre in Northumberland is celebrating following a record breaking summer.The family business, which celebrated its 20...

Shortlist announced for North East Tourism Awards
Tuesday 03/10/2017
Businesses across the region are celebrating after the North East England Tourism Awards shortlist was announced today, following another impressiv...

The Grand Escape - Why Grandparents should choose UK breaks to make lasting memories with Grandchildren
Tuesday 03/10/2017
Following National Grandparents Day Parkdean Resorts has enlisted the support of five regional tourist boards to celebrate why the UK is great for ...

Stargazing Festival
Monday 02/10/2017
TO CELEBRATE the dark night skies and stargazing opportunities in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Ge...

Northumbrian Music Festival on Tour Returns with a Classic Programme
Monday 02/10/2017
Performances include Opera, Brass and Traditional Music, to be held between January and April 2018The annual Northumbrian Music Festiva...

BBC Countyfile magazine names Britain's 10 prettiest fishing villages
Wednesday 27/09/2017
Craster in Northumberland has been named as one of the ten prettiest fishing villages in Britain by BBC Countryfile Magazine. Naming th...

Star line up confirmed for Hero Pro-AM at British Masters
Monday 25/09/2017
OME of the biggest names in sport, television and entertainment will come together at Close House Golf Club on Wednesday September 27 for the Hero ...

Garcia and Jimenez complete hero challenge line up
Friday 22/09/2017
Masters Champion Sergio Garcia and Miguel Ángel Jiménez complete line up for Hero ChallengeFloodlit shootout to take place on t...

All aboard for Go North East with British Masters Partnership
Friday 22/09/2017
TRANSPORT provider Go North East has hit it off with a major sporting organisation as it gets set to arrive in Newcastle next week.The ...

Northumbrian Music Festival Returns with a Classic Programme
Friday 22/09/2017
Highlights announced today include HMS Pinafore from Scratch - a staged version of the G&S favourite for Soloists and Audience; Gala Opera and ...

Ian Poulter set for British Masters as Close House
Thursday 21/09/2017
Ryder Cup legend joins tournament host Lee Westwood in NorthumberlandMasters Champion Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Alex Noren also part of...

Lindisfarne Festival offers festivalgoers the chance to curate 2018 line-up as part of major crowdfunding campaign
Wednesday 20/09/2017
Following a successful Lindisfarne Festival 2017, which saw a 38% increase in attendees from the previous year and a 3500+ strong crowd, organisers...

Rory MaIlroy to play in the British Masters
Tuesday 19/09/2017
Four time Major Champion joins tournament host Lee Westwood at Close House Masters Champion Sergio Garcia and defending champion A...

Bamburgh and the Great War
Monday 18/09/2017
Bamburgh Heritage Trust will commemorate the centenary of World War I and the Battle of the Passchendaele with a special exhibition in the crypt of...

Northumberland National Park provides platform for vital research project
Monday 18/09/2017
A special research project to design, observe and measure the performance of air and ground assets in search and rescue operations has taken place ...

Celebrate meteor shower season with Shooting Star Suppers at Battlesteads
Monday 18/09/2017
For anyone who’s ever wanted to wish upon a shooting star there’s no better time – October and November sees a series of successi...

British Masters join forces with North East Sports Elite
Wednesday 13/09/2017
British Masters team up with Newcastle United and Newcastle Racecourse Sports fans can see the golfing action at Close House and attend the N...

Top trio confirmed for Hero Challenge
Monday 11/09/2017
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Bernd Wiesberger and Danny Willett confirmed for Hero ChallengeOne-hole shootout to take place on the Tuesday night befo...

Fleetwood and Sullivan target British Masters Success
Monday 11/09/2017
Tommy Fleetwood and Andy Sullivan to join tournament host Lee Westwood at Close HouseFellow British stars confirmed include Andrew ‘Bee...

Lord Crewe Arms as Blanchland names 'Inn of the Year' by the Good Pub Guide 2018
Monday 11/09/2017
The North East's leading posh-pub-cum-hotel, the Lord Crewe Arms at Blanchland on the Northumberland Durham border, has added to its collection of ...

Lindisfarne Festival 2017 hits the right note with most successful event yet as organisers start planning for 2018
Friday 08/09/2017
Lindisfarne Festival which took place on Beal Farm, Northumberland from the 31st Aug to 3rd September 2017 has been hailed a huge success, witnessi...

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team
Thursday 31/08/2017
A national outdoor retailer is sponsoring the 36th Cheviot Challenge, an annual fundraising event taking place on 2 September 2017 in aid of the No...

Andrew Cole joins British Masters Pro-AM line-up
Wednesday 30/08/2017
Former Newcastle United striker will tee it up at Close House on September 27He will join fellow former Number Nine Les FerdinandProcee...

Arrive in plenty of travel time on Tour day
Wednesday 30/08/2017
With just days to go until Northumberland is alive with the sights and sounds of the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain, spectators are being urged to arri...

125th Anniversary Showcase
Wednesday 30/08/2017
A record number of visitors descended on the annual Glendale Show to join in the special 125th anniversary celebrations on bank holiday Monday.&nbs...

Etal's 81st Flower Show
Tuesday 29/08/2017
The biggest and best Etal Flower show yet is set to take place on Sunday 3rd September at Etal Show Ground. Etal Show - now in its 81st...

Funding is awarded to project opening up England’s coast to international visitors
Thursday 24/08/2017
An exciting new tool to attract a greater number of international visitors to the English coast has been awarded funding by VisitEngland’s Di...

Race Against Time To Enter Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon
Tuesday 22/08/2017
People thinking of entering events at Kielder Marathon Weekend are being urged to do so quickly, as places for Britain’s most beautiful races...

KielderFest Promises Wheelie Good Weekend
Tuesday 22/08/2017
Cycling fans are in store for a wheelie great weekend at Kielder Water & Forest Park ahead of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain coming to the regi...

Landmark Tractor Cavalcade to Round Off Show
Friday 18/08/2017
125th Show to Close with Historic Parade of 100 years of Fordson PowerA display of 100 years of agricultural history will end the landm...

Drop-in to learn more about Coast Care
Thursday 17/08/2017
Coast Care, the new initiative to support volunteers to help look after the beautiful Northumberland coastline is holding a couple of drop-in sessi...

Glendale Show Shifts into ‘Top Gear’ for 125th Anniversary
Tuesday 15/08/2017
North Northumberland’s largest rural showcase to mark its milestone with a range of exhibits, events, activities and displays, many focusing ...

Dog Welcome on Trial at Woodhorn
Tuesday 15/08/2017
Dogs are regularly described as man’s best friend, but sadly for many visitors to Woodhorn Museum, they’ve had to leave their pets behi...

Les Ferdinand and Shearer to reunite for British Masters Pro-AM
Friday 11/08/2017
•    Former Newcastle striker Les Ferdinand will tee it up at Close House•    He will join teammate a...

Thousands flock to The Sill during opening weekend
Thursday 10/08/2017
On Saturday 29 July, Northumberland National Park Authority officially opened the doors to The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre....

Hexham Old Gaol inspires modern-day border ballads
Thursday 10/08/2017
Hexham Old Gaol and some of its historical inmates are the inspiration behind a new film installation featuring modern-day ballads created by North...

50 days to go until The British Masters in Newcastle
Wednesday 09/08/2017
THE 50 day countdown to the arrival of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Close House begins today (Wednesday 09 August) as the region ...

Proper Food and Drink Festival makes first visit to Blyth
Monday 07/08/2017
The Proper Food and Drink Festival, which this summer has attracted thousands of visitors to locations across the North East, comes to Blyth for th...

Curator-led Summer Tours For Kielder Art & Architecture
Friday 04/08/2017
Visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park in August can enjoy two special tours of the area’s Art & Architecture installations led by t...

50th Kielder osprey chick fledges
Thursday 03/08/2017
The Kielder ospreys have now fledged 50 chicks since they began nesting at Kielder Water & Forest Park in 2009. This year, nine chicks ...

Last chance to see Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition along Hadrian’s Wall
Wednesday 02/08/2017
There are just five weeks left to experience one of the biggest exhibitions of the year before it closes on Sunday 10 September. Hadrian&rs...

10 Hen Harriers dance in the Northumbrian sky again
Tuesday 01/08/2017
The Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership is pleased to announce that five pairs of hen harriers attempted to nest in Northumberland fl...

New Nature Hide Launched In Kielder
Tuesday 25/07/2017
Members of the public can now enjoy watching wildlife from a brand new nature hide at Kielder Water & Forest Park. Bakethin Hide, which...

Vikings & punks set to invade the coast, as new features and even more acts are announced for Lindisfarne Festival 2017
Tuesday 25/07/2017
Organisers of Northumberland’s Lindisfarne Festival are delighted to unveil details about an exciting range of new features for the 3-day cam...

Go WILD at Chillingham! Get behind the scenes and take a look at a herd frozen in time
Friday 21/07/2017
The Chillingham Wild Cattle Association (CWCA) has announced a rare experience for the public to visit parts of The Wild Cattle Park not usually se...

Wonderfolk at Woodhorn, a new interactive family trail opening this summer
Friday 21/07/2017
Woodhorn Museum has a new interactive family trail opening at the start of the school holidays!Visitors will meet Professor Parkyr, a w...

Proper food and drink festival welcomed back to Cramlington
Thursday 20/07/2017
The Cramlington Proper Food and Drink Festival is making a welcome return to the town. The event, which is free, attracted thousands of...

National Park to host a festival of activities in countdown to the grand opening of The Sill during National Parks Week 2017
Thursday 20/07/2017
On Saturday 29 July Northumberland National Park Authority will officially welcome its first visitors to The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Cen...

South Tynedale Railway transformation concludes
Monday 17/07/2017
The long-awaited unveiling of the South Tynedale Railway’s transformational changes brought about by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, will take...

Sci-fi Feast for Fans
Friday 14/07/2017
Invasion VIII at Woodhorn Sunday 23rd July 2017Woodhorn will be the place to be if you are a lover of all things sci-fi and super hero ...

Homing Pigeons Celebrating 150 Years of Ashington
Friday 14/07/2017
As the town of Ashington marks its 150th anniversary with a programme of community events, Woodhorn Museum has engaged and celebrated wi...

Production company Shiver researching 'Robson Green's Coastal Lives'
Thursday 13/07/2017
Production company Shiver are on the look out for content to feature in their new TV series presented by Northumberland native, Robson Green. ...

Fresh Element awarded catering contract at The Sill
Tuesday 11/07/2017
Fresh Element, the gourmet experts behind BALTIC Kitchen, Garden Kitchen and Six Restaurant in Gateshead and Newcastle, has been awarded the cateri...

Beefeater Moor Farm reopens its doors with brand new look
Tuesday 11/07/2017
Restaurant’s stunning interior and mouth-watering menu caters for allSteak lovers of Northumberland can now rejoice - Beefeater M...

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team
Monday 10/07/2017
The Henfrey Trust have donated £12.5k to the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team towards the £16k required to replace the...

Looking to the Past for Inspiration at Woodhorn
Wednesday 05/07/2017
  Vintage Car Rally and Last Chance to See Miners’ Strike Exhibition: Sunday 9 July 2017 This coming we...

Magical, musical production of Twelfth Night
Tuesday 04/07/2017
Twelfth Night (but not as you would know it) will be performed for one night only on Wednesday 12th July, 7pm, in the beautiful grounds of Alnwick ...

Battlesteads Hotel wins third regional award in two weeks
Monday 03/07/2017
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark, Northumberland, has been named winner of the Tourism and Hospitality Award at the second annual North ...

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team
Wednesday 28/06/2017
On Sunday 25 June 2017, a total of 337 runners took part in the 7th annual Hadrian’s Wall Half Marathon, taking in some of the finest views N...

Is this St Aidan’s first church on Holy Island?
Tuesday 27/06/2017
Christianity’ in the North East, it was here that St Aidan established a monastery in AD635 and set out to convert the pagan Northumbrians. T...

Transformers take over Alnwick Castle
Tuesday 27/06/2017
Alnwick Castle in Northumberland adds yet another Hollywood blockbuster to its impressive and ever-growing list of film locations with the release ...

Final line up confirmed for the summer's hottest event
Monday 26/06/2017
The final line up has been confirmed for one of the hottest events of the North East summer, happening this weekend. Dozens of musical,...

PARTY ON THE FARM! Come and celebrate Whitehouse Farm Centre’s 20th birthday
Monday 26/06/2017
Once the North East’s largest egg producer, Whitehouse Farm Centre near Morpeth, is now best known and loved as one of our region’s top...

Battlesteads Hotel scoops top honours at Northumberland Tourism Awards
Friday 23/06/2017
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark, Northumberland, is celebrating after being named Best Hotel in Northumberland and being awarded the ti...

Glastonbury acts to take centre stage at Northumberland's Lindisfarne Festival as ticket sales rise by 55%
Thursday 22/06/2017
Building on the success of the last two years, Lindisfarne Festival 2017 is gearing up to be an even bigger and better showcase of music, comedy, c...

Blooming marvellous at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens
Wednesday 21/06/2017
This weekend (Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June), see wonderful blooms at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, near Morpeth, at the Blooming B...

Ready Teddy Go
Tuesday 20/06/2017
Head to the Heatherslaw Light Railway on Sunday 25th June to enjoy their “Teddies on the Train&rdquo...

Northumberland National Park celebrates its longest volunteers
Monday 19/06/2017
Northumberland National Park has recognised some of its longest serving volunteers and announced several new opportunities for the people of Northu...

Excitement boiling up for festival of music and food!
Monday 19/06/2017
The hottest music and entertainment festival of the summer is now less than a month away.From 30 June to 2 July the North East Chilli F...

The largest ever reintroduction of endangered water voles in the UK is underway
Thursday 15/06/2017
The Kielder Water Vole Partnership is releasing 700 water voles in Kielder Forest - a vast area of 650 square kilometres after a 30-year absence. I...

Chirpy dozen heralds another record breaking season for the kielder ospreys
Friday 09/06/2017
Pictures show the newborn osprey chicks. Please click on the image below to download the image. The arrival of a dozen chicks has mad...

From the lightbulb to the teabag, the top ten inventions of all time
Thursday 08/06/2017
The humble tea-bag has been chosen by the British public as one of the most important inventions of all time, English Heritage reveals today (8 Jun...

Celebrated North East Piper Calls the tune at 2017 Holy Island Festival
Tuesday 06/06/2017
Award-winning Northumberland piper Kathryn Tickell OBE will headline this year’s Holy Island Festival, which celebrates North East talent....

Battlesteads Beer Festival returns for 7th year
Tuesday 06/06/2017
One of the highlights of the year for beer lovers across the North East, the Battlesteads Beer Festival, is set to return for the 7th year in July ...

Opening date announced for The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
Monday 05/06/2017
Northumberland National Park Authority has confirmed its £14.8m state-of-the art visitor centre on Hadrian’s Wall will officially open ...

Full line-up and details for 2017 Northumberland Miners’ Picnic
Monday 05/06/2017
This year’s Northumberland Miners’ Picnic takes place at Woodhorn Museum on Saturday 10th June, and visitors are promised a ...

Northumberland restaurant crowned ‘Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year.’
Tuesday 30/05/2017
The Old Boat House in Amble has won ‘Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year’ in last night’s 2017 Fishing News Awards for the second...

Get barbecue ready with this month's Morpeth Farmers' Market
Tuesday 30/05/2017
The monthly Morpeth Farmers’ Market this month falls on Saturday June 3rd and the theme is the great British BBQ. Morpeth Farmers...

High Tech Treasure Hunting Comes To Kielder
Friday 26/05/2017
(Photo credit: Conchie & Co) The natural world and new technology are coming together to help people explore Kielder Water & Forest...

Northumberland National Park invites budding artists to print the view
Thursday 25/05/2017
This June, Northumberland National Park is inviting aspiring artists to join an outdoor printing workshop with a difference.As part of ...

Free concert to celebrate 25th Anniversary of Paxton House opening to the public
Thursday 25/05/2017
On 4th June it will be 25 years to the day that Paxton House opened its doors to the public, and to celebrate Music at Paxton Festival is delighted...

Capture the front cover image for the 2018 Visitor Guide
Thursday 25/05/2017
The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are once again holding a competition this summer to find an image for the cover ...

2017 Art & Architecture Tours Launched
Wednesday 24/05/2017
Visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park can enjoy special guided tours of the area’s Art & Architecture installations when they launc...

Getting Wild At Kielder
Wednesday 24/05/2017
Partners at Kielder Water & Forest Park are delighted with the success of its first Wild at Kielder Festival, which took place recently alongsi...

Half-price ticket offer launched in May half term for Hadrian’s Cavalry Turma! event
Wednesday 24/05/2017
Families looking to experience one of the biggest events in the North of England this summer can take advantage of two special ticket offers this M...

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