Mid Northumberland

Grand historic homes? Tick. Fantasy gardens. Tick. Dangerously good shopping? Tick. Head to Mid Northumberland for a brilliant stay or day out which ticks all the boxes.

Take a stroll along the streets of Morpeth, a buzzing blend of old and new. Learn the difference between a rant and a reel at the Bagpipe Museum in Morpeth’s 13th century Chantry. Browse an eclectic set of shops including the town’s elegant Edwardian style Sanderson Arcade where you will find a combination of high street names and specialist retailers.

Tucked away in the countryside is Kirkharle Courtyard, designed by celebrated 18th century landscape architects Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Nowadays Kirkharle houses a treasure trove of shops, arts and craft shops and a coffee house serving home made treats.

Wallington Hall near Cambo is a must-visit National Trust site, where children can clamber over four stone dragons, explore the ‘wild’ West Wood and shin up the tree voted best-in-the-country to climb.

The immense Belsay Hall is set among a grade I listed heritage garden.  Spend hours exploring inside and outside, discovering the great room of its ruined medieval castle and the stunning views from the top of the tower.  Explore a fantasy world of ravines and exotic plants including species from the Himalayas in the Quarry Garden.

Call in and say hello to Northumberlandia, our ‘Lady of the North’, a huge earthwork sculpture of a reclining lady. You can walk around her curves, which stand at an impressive 100ft high and a quarter of a mile long.

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