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.

Latest News

Helix Arts unveils free digital art trail for families in Stamfordham
Friday 18/05/2018
Making connections – children from Albemarle Barracks and Stamfordham Village work together to create innovative digital art trail ...

Whitehouse Farm launches special scheme to tackle isolation and loneliness
Wednesday 16/05/2018
Ahead of Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) led by the Alzheimer’s Society, Whitehouse Farm Centre near Morpeth has launched a new initiative, ...

Doxford Hall gifts couples marrying in Bi-centenary Year
Wednesday 16/05/2018
Built in 1818, Doxford Hall celebrates its bi-centenary, and a decade of hosting stylish weddings as a luxury country house hotel this year. A Geor...

Summer House Sounds
Wednesday 09/05/2018
Alnwick Castle New Series of UK Concerts Announced for 2018 Northumbria’s historic Alnwick Cast...

New exhibition of unseen Pitmen Painters works to open at Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
Wednesday 02/05/2018
A brand new exhibition of unseen works by Northumberland’s celebrated Pitmen Painters will go on display at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, from ...

George’s daffodil delight  250,000 daffodils planted by hand, steal the show at Alnwick Castle
Wednesday 02/05/2018
The daffodils at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland are generating lots of interest this year. The Alnwick daffs made “picture of the d...

Countryfile at Hauxley
Friday 27/04/2018
Hauxley reserve to feature on national TV Northumberland Wildlife Trust April has turned...

Hauxley building honoured with prestigious award
Tuesday 24/04/2018
Northumberland Wildlife Trust 24 April 2018 Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to announc...

Hop aboard the Holy Island Shuttle
Friday 20/04/2018
Hop aboard the Holy Island Shuttle A new bus service will now provide a daily connection between Holy Islan...

Northumberland restaurant bidding for third restaurant of the year win
Wednesday 18/04/2018
Northumberland restaurant bidding for third restaurant of the year win The Old Boat House in Amble, Northumberland have be...

Northumberland National Park to celebrate International Dark Sky Week
Tuesday 17/04/2018
Northumberland National Park to celebrate International Dark Sky Week with a public exhibition at The Sill and an important ...

30 Days Wild connect people with natural beauty
Monday 16/04/2018
Embargo Tuesday April 17th New research reveals nature’s beauty increases happiness ...

Funding Boost for historic Alnham church
Friday 13/04/2018
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NATIONAL CHURCHES TRUST 11/04/18 FUNDING BOOST FOR HISTORIC ALNHAM...

Doxford Hall Marks Major Milestone
Friday 13/04/2018
BBC TV Antique and Fine Art Expert David Harper Hosts a 200th Anniversary Celebration at John Dobson’s great Masterpie...

Friday 13/04/2018
NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY  NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND BRANCH...

Rain didn't deter visitors
Wednesday 11/04/2018
Northumberland Wildlife Trust  10 April 2018 The region may be experiencing wet and cold wea...

Music at Paxton launches new 2018 programme
Wednesday 11/04/2018
Music at Paxton, a summer festival of top class international chamber music, takes place in Paxton House on the banks of the River Tweed in the Sco...

The 'Bards' are back in town
Friday 06/04/2018
Great news for fans of Shakespeare! For the third year running, The HandleBards, the world’s first bicycle-powered Shakespearean acto...

Northumberland National Park funding boost to restore historic buildings
Tuesday 03/04/2018
Northumberland National Park is one of five English National Parks piloting a new national grant scheme to restore traditional farm buildings. ...

New Small Grant Scheme for the Northumberland Coast
Tuesday 03/04/2018
The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and the Coast Care Initiative are launching a £5,000 Community...

Tight-knit companions donate woolly jumpers to newborn lambs
Thursday 29/03/2018
A group of creative residents at Scarbrough Court care home in Cramlington have been knitting up a storm to help newborn lambs at Whitehouse Farm C...

Out of this world springtime fun at Northumberland National Park
Thursday 29/03/2018
Visitors wondering what to do, where to go and what to see when in the North East need look no further than Northumberland National Park Authority&...

Wooden Underworld Gallery
Wednesday 28/03/2018
Opening March 30th Exceptional wooden artefacts from Vindolanda’s wooden pre-Hadrianic forts go on display....

Wildlife festival back for a second year
Friday 23/03/2018
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is encouraging everybody who is crazy about creatures, batty about birds, fascinated by flora, or just wild about wil...

Hidden wall paintings discovered at Lindisfarne Castle
Friday 23/03/2018
The National Trust has uncovered hidden wall paintings during the £3 million restoration of Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland....

Alan Titchmarsh unveils Secrets of Cragside in Channel 5 series
Thursday 22/03/2018
Channel 5’s Secrets of the National Trust is back for a second series, with Alan Titchmarsh and special guests unlocking the secrets at Crags...

Copper Plate Photogravure Exhibition
Tuesday 20/03/2018
The Old School Gallery in Alnmouth launches a new programme of exhibitions and workshops with a stunning collection of etchings by a ta...

It’s official…Northumberland National Park is the best!
Friday 16/03/2018
Northumberland National Park has won the prestigious accolade of National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018....

100,000 crocuses in bloom at National Trust's Wallington
Wednesday 14/03/2018
Wallington house, gardens and estate is a National Trust property in Cambo, Northumberland. Wallington’s 13,000-acre estate was gifted to the...

Happy Mondays revealed as Friday headliner for Lindisfarne Festival 2018 alongside fundraising drive for the homeless
Tuesday 13/03/2018
It’s happy days for festival fans as Lindisfarne Festival announces alt-rock legends Happy Mondays as their Friday headliner for the 3 day su...

The National Trust and Cadbury team up to offer North East families a fun Easter weekend
Tuesday 13/03/2018
It’s almost that time of the year again when the National Trust teams up with Cadbury to offer families the ultimate day out with their ever-...

Volunteer for a wonderful osprey experience this summer
Wednesday 07/03/2018
Northumberland Wildlife Trust7 March 2018Northumberland Wildlife Trust is seeking volunteers to help with the Kielder Ospre...

Diamond Celebrations for the Northumberland Coast AONB
Tuesday 06/03/2018
March 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the designation of the North Northumberland Coast as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Through...

Belsay to blossom thanks to National Lottery Investment
Tuesday 06/03/2018
English Heritage is set to revive the celebrated Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland, thanks to  initial support* for National L...

Alnwick Castle off to a flying start on 29 March
Tuesday 06/03/2018
Alnwick Castle in Northumberland is thrilled to opens its great doors to day visitors again on Thursday 29 March 2018 - just in time to get your Ea...

Countryfile in Kielder
Wednesday 28/02/2018
BBC1’s Countryfile featured Kielder Water & Forest Park on Sunday, 4 March 2018. Presenter Helen Skelton and the team spent time ...

Closure notice
Tuesday 27/02/2018
CLOSURE NOTICE!Due to extreme weather conditions, The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre will be CLOSED on Wednesday 28th Februa...

New partnership is delivering fun and friendship for people with dementia and their familie
Monday 19/02/2018
Whitehouse Farm Centre near Morpeth has teamed up with Northumberland-based dementia support charity MIND Active, to host regular visits for people...

Nile Rodgers & Chic announce The Ultimate Dance Party for Alnwick Castle
Monday 12/02/2018
Legendary musician Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC will bring a night of uber cool disco, hip hop and rock to Northumberland’s historic Alnwic...

A first for Alnwick as the Castle welcomes guests to a very special Mother’s Day Lunch
Monday 12/02/2018
…because mums deserve to be treated like royalty! Mother’s Day is already fast approaching and it’s early this year ...

EarlyMan Quest - Sat 10th Feb to Sun 18th Feb
Thursday 08/02/2018
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens and Warkworth Castle To celebrate the release of Oscar®-winning Nick Park’s upcoming film EAR...

Misbehaving dog? Maybe they need a holiday!
Tuesday 06/02/2018
AS we start looking ahead to our 2018 holidays, it’s not just us humans who are in need of a break. It turns out, we could have more in commo...

North East Chilli Fest presents the festival by the sea
Tuesday 06/02/2018
A new look North East Chilli Fest will keep alive Northumberland’s festival spirit in 2018. On 13, 14 and 15 July the seventh ann...

The Inn Collection Group is a pathfinder for Britain’s Favourite Walks
Monday 05/02/2018
If the runaway success of ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks has inspired you to dust off your walking boots, then head for an Inn Collect...

Your National Park needs your vote!
Wednesday 31/01/2018
Northumberland National Park has been nominated for a prestigious Park of the Year Award and all it needs is your vote!An online poll i...

Northumbrian Music Festival Delivers a Classic Programme
Wednesday 31/01/2018
Classic FM’s Tim Lihoreau to compere Classic Concert and Baritone Graeme Danby to perform a North East concert as part of the 2018 Northumber...

Group Benefits with New Membership Scheme at Northumberland Museums
Tuesday 30/01/2018
With the introduction of a new membership scheme across a museum trust in Northumberland, there’s a brand new package of benefits for group t...

New poles maintain the way across the Lindisfarne sands
Friday 26/01/2018
The line of poles marking the walking route to Holy Island have been in place for decades, but recently some of them had gone missing or become loo...

Accenture Mixed Team Challenge to get people out of the office and into triathlon.
Friday 26/01/2018
British Triathlon and official partner Accenture have teamed up to launch an exciting new team event series for the 2018 season; the Accenture Mixe...

Lindisfarne Festival announces The Levellers as first headline act for 2018
Thursday 25/01/2018
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, which raised £75k in 6 weeks, organisers of Lindisfarne Festival have announced The Levellers a...

Record-breaking year for Northumberland Farm attraction!
Thursday 25/01/2018
Whitehouse Farm Centre near Morpeth is celebrating another record-breaking year after generating a turnover in excess of £1 million in 2017.&...

New Year, new ‘Wildwood’ project for Kielder
Wednesday 24/01/2018
Northumberland Wildlife Trust, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, has received a National Lottery grant of £354,000 from the Herita...

Madness announce 2018 summer tour with Alnwick Castle date
Wednesday 24/01/2018
Music fans will get the chance to go One Step Beyond this summer as Madness announce an exclusive four-date tour of UK stately homes including a tr...

Discover the churches of Hadrian’s Wall with ExploreChurches
Monday 22/01/2018
The milecastles, ramparts and forts of Hadrian’s Wall punctuate a dramatic landscape. The earliest Christians in Britain used the stones of t...

Re-discover Lindisfarne Castle through a major new art installation
Friday 19/01/2018
The National Trust will re-open Lindisfarne Castle this spring following an 18 month period of conservation, with a major new site-specific install...

New dates announced for astrophotography breaks at Battlesteads
Friday 19/01/2018
Battlesteads Hotel, Restaurant & Observatory has announced new dates for its ‘Introduction to Astrophotography’ two-night breaks in...

Keeping it local
Wednesday 17/01/2018
Northumberland Wildlife Trust17 January 2018As part of its commitment to supporting local businesses and remaining as eco-f...

Hadrian's Wall Race For Life hike event launches
Tuesday 16/01/2018
WOMEN in Northumberland are being urged to pull on their hiking boots and join the fight against cancer as Cancer Research UK launches an exciting ...

Northumberland has its own Red Star Hotel
Thursday 11/01/2018
As a result of exceptional customer service, cuisine and attention to Doxford Hall and Spa Secure 4 AA Red Stars.Doxford Hall Hotel and...

St Valery in Northumberland Receives Waggiest Welcome Title in the PetsPyjamas Dog-Friendly Travel Awards
Wednesday 10/01/2018
St Valery in Almmouth, Northumberland has been awarded the title of Waggiest Welcome PetsPyjamas 2017 Dog-Friendly Travel Awards, as part of the UK...

Love is in the air at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club as wedding bookings surge
Friday 05/01/2018
As Royal wedding fever sweeps across the country, Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s reputation as the North East’s perfec...

From the big screen to the beaten track - will you spot The Highway Rat in your local forest?
Thursday 04/01/2018
Families are invited by the Forestry Commission to escape the rat race by visiting Kielder Water & Forest Park and Hamsterl...

Geminids light up the night as Northumberland Dark Sky Park celebrates 4th anniversary
Thursday 21/12/2017
Stargazers in the North East have been treated to a spectacular display as the Geminids Meteor Shower made its annual appearance, just in time to m...

New Year’s Day and Hair of the Dog Walk
Thursday 14/12/2017
Woodhorn Museum will be opening its doors and operating its skating rink every day from Wednesday 27th December until Sunday 7th January including ...

Capture the starry nights with astrophotography introduction at Battlesteads
Tuesday 12/12/2017
Photographers and stargazers are being offered a unique opportunity to combine their skills with a new ‘Introduction to Astrophotography&rsqu...

Uni students get stuck in to National Park conservation projects
Tuesday 12/12/2017
Student conservation societies from two of the UK’s leading universities have been getting stuck in at Northumberland National Park....

A Trio of World Cheese Awards for Northumberland Cheesemaker
Thursday 07/12/2017
It has just been announced that Doddington Dairy of Wooler in Northumberland, has been presented with three World Cheese Awards, the highest accola...

Concierge team at Slaley Hall mark 55 years of service
Monday 04/12/2017
COUNTRY luxury Northumberland hotel Slaley Hall is celebrating over 50 years of combined service by its dedicated concierge team.The ho...

Dark Skies gather for LJ Ross’ DCI Ryan
Monday 04/12/2017
Bestselling crime author LJ Ross has sold more than 1.5m books worldwide in the last three years – and now the Queen of the Kindle is back wi...

Il Divo to perform in grounds of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, Sunday 15th July 2018
Monday 04/12/2017
It’s been announced that the world- acclaimed singing quartet, “Il Divo” will perform in the grounds of  Alnwick Castle on S...

 Northumberland wins prestigious British Travel Award
Thursday 30/11/2017
NORTHUMBERLAND has been announced as the winner of a Silver award in the Best UK Holiday County/Region at the prestigious 2017 Br...

New Attractions Attract Thousands Of Visitors To Kielder
Wednesday 29/11/2017
Thousands of visitors enjoyed the beauty of Kielder Water & Forest Park in 2017 thanks to new events that will become annual attractions. ...

First Montane Cheviot Goat Winter Ultra: A foray into the wilderness
Wednesday 29/11/2017
The inaugural Montane Cheviot Goat is Montane’s loneliest ultra. A combination of the location in Northumberland’s wild Cheviot Hills, ...

Get stuck in this winter with Northumberland National Park and The Sill
Tuesday 28/11/2017
Visitors of all ages looking to ‘get stuck in’ this winter and explore the landscapes, culture and heritage of Northumberland can now p...

Festive Fun on the Farm gets off to a Santastic Start
Monday 27/11/2017
Christmas arrived in fine style at a popular North East farm attraction last weekend. Santa gave his hardworking team of reindeer the d...

Northumberland National Park waxing lyrical about waxcap discovery
Monday 20/11/2017
Northumberland National Park has been propelled into the mycological spotlight following the discovery of a rare and elusive species of fungi at a ...

Winners announced at North East England Tourism Awards 2017
Monday 20/11/2017
Tourism businesses from across the North East came together last night to celebrate the success and importance of the tourism industry in the regio...

The Inn Collection Group secured as operators for multi-million pound Amble Inn
Monday 20/11/2017
Leading pub company The Inn Collection Group has been confirmed as operators of a multi-million pound Northumberland pub with rooms development, se...

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...

Self-taught photographer captures sunrise on Pilgrims Way for winning shot
Thursday 02/11/2017
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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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