Travellers collect experiences. And a visit to Northumberland rewards with a diverse and intriguing selection, fit to fill many a treasure chest.
Whether you’ve got one day to spare – or a week or two’s worth, prepare to discover just how much Northumberland has to offer.
Stretching from the Scottish Borders to Hadrian’s Wall, with not just one, but two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a National Park, come to Northumberland and you could be walking along vast expanses of dune-fringed beaches, climbing our dramatic hills and taking in glorious sweeps of valleys or just revelling in our wide-open spaces.
You could be discovering the resilient and independent spirit of Northumberland, with its turbulent, historic past. Exploring our many dramatic castles; catapulted back 2,000 years along Hadrian’s Wall or marvelling at the birthplace of the 8th-Century Lindisfarne Gospels on Holy Island. You’ll meet our characters too, and experience Northumberland hospitality which is famous the world-over.
You could entertain the children with ghostly tales at our historic houses, follow in the foot steps of boy wizard Harry Potter with broom stick training or sword fights, set sail on an island adventure or board a steam train.
Or you could just take time to relax. Star gaze under the darkest skies in England, breathe in the fragrance of some of Britain’s greatest gardens or indulge in a spot of retail therapy at our traditional market towns and villages before lingering over memorable meals with a fusion of local fare.
Northumberland has so much to offer. We’re here to inspire you and to whet your appetite for Northumberland with a snapshot of amazing places to visit and discover.
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