Northumberland Guide

Northumberland is the least densely populated county in England. It has one of the largest National Parks and 60 miles of coastline, some of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It also has a number of historic towns, castles and buildings, all of which have their story to tell in an area that has been fought over for centuries.

Northumberland offers the visitor the space to relax, empty beaches beautiful countryside and a peaceful atmosphere. Our guide below only scratches the surface of what you can discover for yourself on a holiday break in Northumberland

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Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick

Berwick-upon-Tweed is also known as Berwick or South Berwick (to the Scots who have a North Berwick in East Lothian). It is a market town on the mouth of the River Tweed that dates back to the historic kingdom of Northumbria......Read More

Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh is a small village on the Northumberland coast that is dominated by it's wonderful castle ......Read More

Alnwick

Alnwick (pronounced Anwick) is in central Northumberland on the River Aln and is one of the main towns on the main Newcastle to Scotland road. The picturesque town has cobbled streets around a central market place.....Read More

Seahouses

Seahouses view

Seahouses is a nice seaside village 14 miles north of Alnwick in the heart of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty......Read More

Northumberland National Park

The Northumberland National Park is 400 square miles and covers most of the west of Northumberland. It is England's most northerly and least visited National Park which means that it can offer a more relaxed and quieter visitor experience.......Read More

Corbridge

Corbridge is a small historic town 4 miles to the east of Hexham. It was originally known in the Roman period as Coriosopitum and was the most Northern town in the Roman empire.......Read More

Hexham

Hexham is 25 miles to the west of Newcastle and is a historic market town and is the main gateway to Hadrian's Wall.......Read More

Lindisfarne - Holy Island

Lindisfarne castle

Holy Island also known as Lindisfarne is the main island of the Farne Islands. It is connected to the Northumberland mainland by a tidal causeway that is usually open 5 hours a day, so if you plan to visit it by car, it is best to check the opening times before you set off. ......Read More

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle bridge

Although it is no longer technically in Northumberland after the introduction of the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear in 1974, it would be wrong to have a guide to Northumberland without mentioning it ......Read More