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

Adventurers channel Blyth spirit for sea voyage around Britain
Tuesday 12/03/2019
Modern-day pioneers are drawing on the Blyth spirit...

The alnwick garden announces the opening of the first searcys venue in the north east ‘the pavilion kitchen’ after re-appointment to the alnwick garden by the duchess of northumberland 170 years later
Tuesday 12/03/2019
Award winning* visitor attraction and charity The Alnwick Garden today opened the first of their new catering facilities with the Duchess of Northu...

The Flow Country comes to The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
Tuesday 12/03/2019
Northumberland National Park is hosting a major national exhibition at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre focusing on the Flow Country, ...

Walk away with the AONB Visitor Guide from North Tourism Fair
Tuesday 12/03/2019
This year’s Northumberland Coast AONB Visitor Guide will once again be available at the North Tourism Fair at Willowburn Sports and Leisure C...

Investing in community heritage in the North Pennines
Wednesday 06/03/2019
A unique project that brings together more than ten community organisations in the Allen Valleys area of the North Pennines is starting work after ...

National Park’s Young Naturalists Graduate
Wednesday 06/03/2019
A group of environmentally-minded teenagers from Hexham and Morpeth are celebrating after completing a special outdoor education scheme led by Nort...

AGM Announced after Successful Quiz Night
Monday 04/03/2019
The Glendale Agricultural Society announce the date for their annual AGM after seeing a packed room for their annual quiz ni...

Libertines frontman Peter Doherty to headline Lindisfarne Festival 2019 with new band ‘The Puta Madres’
Thursday 28/02/2019
Plans are well underway to make the 5th Lindisfarne Festival the best one yet with organisers delighted to announce their Friday night headline act...

Battlesteads Hotel & Observatory leads the way in tackling UK light pollution
Thursday 28/02/2019
in Northumberland has become the first place in the UK to install a...

Get snap happy discovering northumberland
Monday 25/02/2019
Discover our Land photography competition launches to celebrate English Tourism Week ...

Tourist Guide training programme starting in 2019
Monday 25/02/2019
Budding tourist guides are being sought to help show off North East England region to visitors from the UK and all over the world. A new an...

Old Boy - A great night our
Wednesday 20/02/2019
By Glas(s) Performance Grandads are a bit brilliant. Mind you, so are grandsons. Join us for a celebration of male family relationships and...

Put your tap on the map to reduce plastic litter
Wednesday 20/02/2019
Businesses on the Northumberland coast are being urged to put their tap on the map and sign up to the Refill scheme to help reduce the amount of pl...

Northumberland features in a new collection of interactive visitor experiences  showcasing England’s National Parks
Thursday 14/02/2019
A new collection of more than 70 bookable visitor experiences alongside over 80 accommodation providers has been launched across nine of England&rs...

Northumberland crafts & fun this half term to get the kids out and in the fresh air
Wednesday 13/02/2019
With half term fast approaching, The Alnwick Garden have some great activities to get the kids outdoors with Adventure Northumberland transforming ...

The Old School Gallery 2019
Tuesday 12/02/2019
Join us at the Old School Gallery this Saturday 16th February to launch our first exhibition for 2019, PRANG - A collision of t...

Lindisfarne Castle – back to its former glory
Tuesday 12/02/2019
For the first time in four years, visitors to Lindisfarne Castle this week will be able to experience the castle in all its glory. The scaf...

A Battle of Glendale Intelligence
Thursday 07/02/2019
The Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) have announced the date of the much-anticipated Quiz Night, to be held at the Tankerville Arms in Wooler on...

Fresh funds for berwick barracks
Thursday 07/02/2019
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded English Heritage, the charity which manages Berwick Barracks, a £69,500 Resilient Heritage gra...

Osprey Watch gearing up for return of the birds
Wednesday 06/02/2019
  As wildlife lovers in the region have their eyes to the skies eagerly awaiting the return of the Kielder osprey, Osprey Watch is als...

Meals fit for royalty now at Alnwick Castle
Tuesday 05/02/2019
New chef at Alnwick Castle has cooked for the Queen.  Try his delicious dishes on Saturday 16th February at Alnwick Castle. ...

National Lottery grant success for Bamburgh
Monday 28/01/2019
‘Accessing Aidan’, a remarkable partnership project to develop the crypt of St. Aidan'sChurch, Bambu...

Ocean Colour Scene to headline 5th Lindisfarne Festival
Friday 25/01/2019
Organisers of Lindisfarne Festival have announced their first big wave of acts for the 2019 summer festival, which is set to take place at Bea...

Lights, Camera, Action!
Tuesday 22/01/2019
The ‘Restoring Ratty’ Kielder water vole reintroduction project has released a four-minute film to celebrate the first year of it...

Discover our land campaign launched to promote northumberland
Tuesday 22/01/2019
Northumberland County Council has launched an exciting new campaign called ...

Arts Funding Set To Expand Kielder's Evolving Timeless Landscape
Tuesday 22/01/2019
Kielder Water & Forest Park's unique outdoor arts programme is set to continue evolving and become increasingly inclusive, thanks to a new proj...

Kielder kickstarts 2019 with award win
Friday 18/01/2019
Northumbrian Water's Kielder Waterside has kickstarted 2019 with a prestigious award win. Landal Kielder Waterside, base...

Amble Inn: Multi-million pound Northumberland inn opens creating 35 jobs
Thursday 17/01/2019
The £4m Amble Inn has officially opened its doors.  The eagerly awaited pub with rooms on Sandpiper Way opened to applause from ...

Student-run bistro joins the line-up for Northumberland Restaurant Week
Monday 14/01/2019
Food lovers, get your knives and forks at the ready! Student-run bistro, The Gallery at Northumberland College has become the fifth restaurant to s...

Alchemy-backed Inn Collection Group plans to more than double the size of its portfolio to 21 sites by 2022 following £10m loan from OakNorth
Tuesday 08/01/2019
OakNorth has provided Northumberland’s largest independent accommodation provider, The Inn Collection Group, with ...

Celebrate Burns Night at Alnwick Castle
Tuesday 08/01/2019
Don’t miss the popular Alnwick Castle Burns Night Supper on Friday 25th January, 7pm at The Sanctuary, the Castle’s extra sp...

Busy 40th Year For Kielder
Wednesday 02/01/2019
Around 360,000 salmon and 20,000 sea trout have been released into tributaries of the River Tyne this year as Kielder Salmon Centre celebra...

Planning Permission For Kielder Planetarium
Friday 21/12/2018
Newcastle-based architectural practice, JDDK Architects, have secured planning permission from Northumberland County Council on behalf of Kielder O...

Northumberland International Dark Sky Park hosts fifth anniversary celebration
Wednesday 19/12/2018
A fifth anniversary celebration of Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park is being held on Monday 10 December from 1:15pm to 5pm at the...

New winter wild walks for all the family to enjoy at Kielder!
Monday 17/12/2018
Kielder Water & Forest Park is always particularly beautiful at this time of year and now five new, short walking tracks have been created here...

Celebrate Burns Night in traditional Scottish style at Battlesteads
Wednesday 12/12/2018
Eco-friendly Northumberland hotel and restaurant is offering an evening of Burns Night cele...

A busload of celebrations for Kielder Marathon's 10th anniversary
Friday 07/12/2018
Britain's most beautiful marathon returns next year, with entries now open for its tenth anniversary. Founder and Olympic athlete, Steve Cr...

National Park Authority leaders herald 2018 “a momentous year” for Northumberland
Friday 07/12/2018
Leaders of Northumberland National Park Authority have described 2018 as a momentous year for the Authority and tourism in the county. In M...

Northumberland Wins GOLD
Thursday 29/11/2018
NORTHUMBERLAND WINS PRESTIGIOUS BRITISH TRAVEL AWARD Northumberland brings home the gold in ‘Best UK Holiday Count...

National Park Authority highlights the importance of ‘elf and wellbeing’ with a Jingle Bell Jog
Wednesday 28/11/2018
Runners and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are being invited to put their best foot forward this Christmas at a new fun-run hos...

Turning the tide on beach litter
Wednesday 28/11/2018
A report on a year-long beach litter survey on the Northumberland coast reveals that our beaches are some of the cleanest in the country but plasti...

NEETA 2019 Award - Results
Friday 23/11/2018
It was a fantastic night for Northumberland businesses at the 2018 North East England Tourism Awards held last night in a...

Eco-friendly Northumberland hotel launches sustainable mushroom farm
Tuesday 20/11/2018
Award-winning eco-hotel Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant is increasing its su...

Archaeology volunteers in Coquetdale scoop national award
Monday 19/11/2018
Coquetdale Community Archaeology has won the prestigious National Parks Volunteer Project of the Year Award 2018, an accolade which recognises and ...

Wednesday 14/11/2018
Historic England, the government adviser on the Historic Environment, launched theirannual ‘Heritage at Risk’ register. The regis...

Enjoy a glittering, glitzy December and January at Alnwick Castle
Monday 12/11/2018
This Christmas at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland there’s sparkle and magic all through December and into January too.  You can enjoy s...

Woodhorn Museum to Glow during the winter months
Friday 09/11/2018
Woodhorn Museum’s seasonal exhibition, Coal Forest, moves from autumn to winter from 1 December with the arrival of Gl...

Local group’s archaeology project reaches national final
Wednesday 07/11/2018
A group of volunteer archaeologists from Northumberland have reached the final of the prestigious National Parks Volunteer Awards, which recognises...

Forest Head listens in
Thursday 25/10/2018
Nine years after it was first installed, a much-loved sculpture at Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland has finally grow...

National Landscape Discovery Centre provides a showcase for local craft and artisan talent
Thursday 25/10/2018
The Shop within The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall is proving popular with visitors to Northumberland and provid...

Absorbing new light show illuminates Kielder Skyspace experience
Tuesday 23/10/2018
A sculptural artwork that provides a unique perspective on the skies at Kielder Water & Forest Park has undergone a transformation to pro...

Deck the halls at Battlesteads Christmas Wreath Workshops
Monday 22/10/2018
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant is gearing up for the festive season with the return of its popular Christmas Wreath Workshops. Taking ...

A Sparkling Close to Northumberland Coast AONB Diamond Celebrations!
Monday 22/10/2018
The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership hosted a Celebration Concert at Ellingham Hall last Thursday to bring to a close a year of events to mark...

Landscape Discovery Centre’s schools programme is a hit with young learners
Tuesday 09/10/2018
A pilot educational programme targeting primary and middle schools across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear has introduced over 2,000 youngsters t...

Battlesteads named Editor’s Choice by Good Hotel Guide
Tuesday 09/10/2018
Northumberland hotel and restaurant , near Wark, has been named as one of the winners of the...

Halloween-themed half term planned at Woodhorn Museum
Wednesday 03/10/2018
Spooky story telling, a hidden pumpkin trail, and spectacular bird of prey displays are just some of the events taking place at Woodhorn Museum thi...

Northumberland National Park sees star potential with ‘Big Dipper’ campaign
Wednesday 03/10/2018
Northumberland National Park Authority is supporting a nationwide campaign aimed at raising the public awareness of light pollution in a bid to con...

Salmon spawning jumps into the future
Thursday 27/09/2018
A new augmented reality project is allowing nature lovers to see and find out more about Salmon in the River Tyne at Hexham, Northu...

Get ‘appy with a new Wildlife Trail at Kielder: Living Wild at Kielder transforms Bakethin Nature Reserve area
Thursday 27/09/2018
A beautiful new easy walking route, “The Wild Walk”, has been created at Bakethin Nature Reserve at Kielder Water & Forest Park for...

Step forward to become a Coast Path Warden
Tuesday 25/09/2018
Walkers on the Northumberland coast are being asked to become voluntary wardens to help maintain their favourite sections of the Northumberland Coa...

Dramatic new perch for lucky Kielder birds Final lift-off for ‘‘Plashetts Rising’’!
Friday 21/09/2018
Kielder Water & Forest Park has finally been able to launch its most unusual artwork to date. As part of the Heritage Lottery funded &l...

Tyneside eBike Company teams up with The Sill: Discovery Centre
Wednesday 19/09/2018
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre has successfully piloted a new eBike tour experience, which it hopes will transform the way visitors ...

Battlesteadssets the standard for eco-friendlinessin hotels
Monday 17/09/2018
Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Northumberland is setting the standard for energy saving and environmental responsibility in hotels, after rec...

Magical unicorns help deliver record-breaking August bank holiday weekend for Northumberland visitor attraction
Friday 14/09/2018
Award-winning visitor attraction, Whitehouse Farm Centre based near Morpeth in Northumberland, is delighted to announce its best...

Dramatic new perch for lucky Kielder birds
Thursday 13/09/2018
Kielder Water & Forest Park has finally been able to launch its most unusual  artwork to date. As part of the Heritage Lottery fun...

Thousands visit Northumberland's summer arts and culture programme
Wednesday 12/09/2018
The family-friendly summer-long initiative Great Northumberland comes to a musical end. Great Nort...

Prince of Wales visits the Sill: National Laqndscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian's Wall
Wednesday 12/09/2018
Today Northumberland National Park Authority welcomed The Prince of Wales on a special visit to commemorate the official opening of The Sill: Natio...

Registration open for Celebration Concert and Annual Forum
Tuesday 11/09/2018
Registration is now open for the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership’s 2018 Celebration Concert and An...

Ecology Saturdays for young people offered at Kielder
Monday 03/09/2018
Calling enthusiastic young ecologists! Maybe you have always had an interest in wildlife or you are thinking about this as a...

Public invited to nominate favourite trees in new conservation project
Monday 03/09/2018
Tree enthusiasts across the region are being invited to nominate trees of special significance or sentimental value to be listed on a new woo...

Berwick Autumn Festivals 2018
Friday 31/08/2018
Look out for exciting Festivals taking place in Berwick-upon-Tweed this Autumn... Beginning the Au...

Nearly done and dusted -  Volunteers needed to bring year-long litter survey to an end
Thursday 30/08/2018
A year-long survey of litter on beaches within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) will be completed by volunteers t...

Home to roost – largest hibernation of pipistrelle bats recorded at Seaton Delaval Hall
Tuesday 28/08/2018
The largest common pipistrelle bat winter roost in the UK[1] has been found at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, revealing previously unknown ...

Be part of The Great Song of the North
Tuesday 28/08/2018
Berwick-upon-Tweed plays host to Great Northumberland’s grand finale, a musical love-letter to the c...

Borders, Boundaries and Beyond
Tuesday 28/08/2018
We would like to extend a warm invitation to the preview of our next exhibition at Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery.  The exhibition is entitl...

Cragside house, northumberland, named a top uk hidden gem
Thursday 23/08/2018
The nation has decided that Cragside House, Northumberland is high on the wish-lists for many travellers, with the open-air theatre securing top sp...

Spirits Set to Revive Wooler
Thursday 23/08/2018
A multi-million-pound distillery and visitor centre to create up to 50 jobs in Wooler, North Northumberland. ...

Wonderful wildlife seat wows walkers at Kielder
Wednesday 22/08/2018
A beautiful, wood sculpture positioned on the new Wild Walk at near Bakethin Nature Reserve at Kielder Water & Forest Park, is astonishing visi...

Glendale Show Prepares for the Big Day Out
Tuesday 21/08/2018
North Northumberland’s largest rural showcase prepares for action with new classes, ringside fun and excitement, and a...

Blyth Beach Huts get a brand-new look for 12 hours only
Thursday 16/08/2018
This Sunday, 600 handmade sailcloth flags created by local people, will be installed around Blyth’s iconic beach huts Blue Flag, an i...

2018 marks a decade of Ospreys breeding at Kielder
Monday 13/08/2018
The return of ospreys to Kielder is one of our most exciting and successful conservation stories. Although ospreys are found worldw...

Alistair Henderson on Northumbria smallpipes and concertina
Friday 10/08/2018
Thursday 16th August sees an evening of atmospheric Northumbrian music from one of the country's leading traditional musicians, Alistair...

The Amble Inn - Topping Out
Wednesday 08/08/2018
The completion of the structural building work at The Amble Inn has been marked with a topping out at the development site in Coque...

Wooler Gallery to host exhibitions by Award Winning artist - Mary Ann Rogers
Monday 06/08/2018
Florin’s Glendale Gallery will showcase exhibition of original paintings, prints and beautiful gifts and stationery by...

Happy Anniversary!  The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre celebrates a new milstone
Monday 06/08/2018
Northumberland National Park Authority is celebrating the first anniversary of the award-winning Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre with a s...

Tenth year of Kielder ospreys brings new nest!
Friday 03/08/2018
The tenth year of the Kielder Osprey Partnership has given the partners a brilliant surprise late in the season - staff from the Forestry Commissio...

Northumberland - A haven for hen harriers once again
Tuesday 31/07/2018
The Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership is delighted to announce that three pairs of hen harriers have managed to successfully nest i...

The Old School Gallery welcomes artist Judy Appleby for a solo exhibition this September
Thursday 26/07/2018
Judy’s work explores the theme of “stones and structures” with new original acrylic paintings especially for this show. Using thi...

Countryside Capers at Kielder - National Countryside Week - so much countryfund to be enjoyed at home!
Thursday 26/07/2018
National Countryside Week* takes place from Monday 30th July to Sunday 5th August 2018. Every year the campaign aims to raise awareness a...

Casting for National Trust Film - Is there a special place that matters to you?
Thursday 26/07/2018
We are looking for stories from people who have a special connection to Great Gable in the Lakes District to be part of a series of films we are cr...

14th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
Wednesday 25/07/2018
Programme Preview Announcement Announcing the first film programmes, exhibitions & new commissions of Berwick Film &am...

The 3rd Two Nations Run
Thursday 19/07/2018
The 3rd Two Nations Run crossing the famous Union Chain Bridge over the River Tweed moves to a Sunday..22n...

Sky at night star headlines the second north pennines stargazing festival
Wednesday 18/07/2018
SKY AT NIGHT STAR HEADLINES THE SECOND NORTH PENNINES STARGAZING FESTIVAL A stargazing festival to celebrate some of the ...

Digital Landscapes exhibition now open at the Sill
Wednesday 18/07/2018
Northumberland National Park’s exciting new ‘Digital Landscapes’ exhibition is now open at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery...

Art returns to Belsay Hall
Monday 16/07/2018
Turner prize winning artist Susan Philipsz ‘takes on’ this neo-classical mansion Belsay Hall, C...

Whitehouse Farm celebrates 21 years of
Tuesday 10/07/2018
Almost one thousand partygoers from across the region joined in the 21st Birthday celebrations at Whitehouse Farm Centre, near Morpeth l...

A Once A Year Opportunity With An Unique Herd - The Wild Beasts of Chillingham
Monday 09/07/2018
Discover the Undiscovered and Roam the Secret History of the Chillingham Wild Cattle The ...

Chapterhouse Theatre Company - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Wednesday 04/07/2018
CHAPTERHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY Open-air Garden Theatre Tour of UK and Ireland 2018Magical theatre in magical surroundingsChapterhou...

Northumberland Coast & Castles Sightseeing Tour X18
Tuesday 03/07/2018
Arriva North East, in partnership with the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northumberland County Council, are delighted...

OakNorth completes deal with Northumberland’s largest independent accommodation provider – The Inn Collection Group
Wednesday 27/06/2018
OakNorth, the bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has provided The Inn Collection Group – one of North East England’s top leisure...

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