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

Kielder osprey returns home
Monday 20/05/2019
Excitement built last week as volunteers worked to identify a male osprey who has built a new nest in Kielder Forest. Volunteers successfully ident...

Restoring Ratty shortlisted for the Best Large-Scale Conservation project award
Monday 20/05/2019
Water voles have been brought back to the Northumberland Landscape thanks to Restoring Ratty. This landscape-scale project has been shortlisted fo...

Roll up, Roll up The National Festival Circus is coming to town
Monday 20/05/2019
National Festival Circus We are so excited to be welcoming the National Festival Circus to the farm, this is the first tim...

The Inn Collection puts taps on the map for water refill scheme
Friday 17/05/2019
The Inn Collection Group is tapping into a national water campaign that aims to slash the millions of plastic bottles ending up in the world’...

Free, spectacular cultural performance for all at Alnwick Castle! Royal Opera House BP Big Screen presents a 20th century ballet masterpiece of Romeo and Juliet
Friday 17/05/2019
As part of the Royal Opera House BP Big Screen, a beautiful and passionate LIVE screening of the 20th century ballet masterpiece of Rome...

Roller coaster zipwire comes to Kielder
Friday 10/05/2019
Award-winning activity centre, Calvert Kielder has announced the arrival of its latest attraction the ‘Kielder ZipCoaster’, Europe&rsqu...

Farne Island puffins to be monitored annually in an attempt to stop the global decline in numbers
Thursday 09/05/2019
Atlantic puffins under threat due to changes to the environment affecting their favourite food Annual mon...

Students' designwork provides shelter for Northumberland visitors
Wednesday 08/05/2019
Students who designed and constructed a brand-new piece of public architecture in Northumberland have been joined by community representative...

Weekend firing spectacular for Alnwick Castle
Wednesday 01/05/2019
All guns ablaze in historical military firing displays all weekend! As well as all the usual high jinks, fun and games – history is w...

Go Team St Mary's
Monday 29/04/2019
We're so proud of the team at St Mary's Inn who've won 'BEST PUB IN NORTHUMBERLAND' as part of the Annual National Pub & Bar A...

 slaley hall team to take on the three peaks for mental health
Wednesday 24/04/2019
A group of intrepid staff members from Slaley Hall will be taking on one of Britain’s toughest challenges to raise vital funds for a local me...

Eggs in time for Easter
Wednesday 17/04/2019
Easter in Northumberland is not just about chocolate eggs; it is also about osprey eggs. For the wonderful news f...

New partners, new stages & new theme revealed for Lindisfarne Festival 2019
Wednesday 17/04/2019
Lindisfarne Festival has revealed the full stage-by-stage line ups for its 5th anniversary extravaganza this summer, along with details of exciting...

Kielder Salmon Centre re-opens in style for Spring with ‘Watery Wildlife Day’
Wednesday 10/04/2019
Kielder Salmon Centre is hosting a day of activities for all the family in April, in order to mark the Centre’s re-opening after the winter m...

Northumberland National Park supports national campaign to get people outside this Easter!
Wednesday 10/04/2019
Northumberland National Park Authority has joined forces with National Parks UK to mark Discover National Parks Fortnight - a two-week-long celebra...

New Tipi Wedding Offering At Kielder
Wednesday 10/04/2019
Britain's most magical landscape can now be the backdrop for the biggest day of visitors' lives. Northumbrian Water's Landal Kielder Waters...

A magnificent return – ospreys back for the summer
Wednesday 10/04/2019
Exciting news at Kielder Water and Forest Park – all the usual nests are occupied with ospreys having safely returned from...

Battlesteads shortlisted for national eco hospitality award
Friday 05/04/2019
Northumberland hotel and restaurant , near Wark, has been shortlisted for what is widely con...

Lindisfarne Castle – as it has never been seen before
Wednesday 03/04/2019
For almost 50 years, the National Trust has been telling the same story at Lindisfarne Castle; the story of the incredible holiday home of Edward H...

Bamburgh Castle pushes out the basket to welcome four-legged visitors for the first time
Friday 29/03/2019
It’s one of the most iconic coastal castles in the country. And for the first time since Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland opened to the publ...

Thursday 28/03/2019
The AA award winning camping and glamping site, which is less than one mile from Hadrian’s Wall, is the latest acquisition for WCF, a company...

National Landscape Discovery Centre officially welcomes 250,000th visitor!
Friday 22/03/2019
Less than two years after opening its doors to the public, The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre has officially welcomed its 250,000th...

Kielder’s bird population in for a surprise!
Friday 22/03/2019
Migrating birds returning to Kielder Water & Forest Park this spring are in for a big surprise. As part of the National Heritage Lotter...

Volunteers needed to help vulnerable shorebirds in Northumberland
Wednesday 20/03/2019
A partnership of conservation organisations is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to protect and monitor vulnerable birds nesting along the coast ...

Northumberland National Park to host special event to help local tourism businesses capitalise on award-winning international tourism campaign
Tuesday 19/03/2019
The Northumberland launch of the award-winning National Park Experience Collection takes place this Friday 22 March at The Sill: National Landscape...

Magical Alnwick Castle opens again Friday 29th March!
Tuesday 19/03/2019
New events plus revamped food and drink outlets for 2019  Hang on to your hats, cloaks, boots and ...

Returning ospreys will be a sight for soar eyes
Tuesday 19/03/2019
Visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park are being urged to train their eyes on the skies over the next couple of weeks, with the area's f...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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