A Magical Place

Discover Northumberland

Places to Visit

Hadrian's Wall

Packed with history, the county of Northumberland is an ideal location for guests who enjoy a walking or a cycling holiday. Walkers must find the time to walk the ancient Military Road that leads the way to Hadrian’s Wall.

The route along Hadrian’s Wall spans for over 80 miles and guests will be able to feel the significance of treading in footsteps that have been walked for hundreds of years.

Hexham

Hexham also boasts a fabulous abbey, Hexham Old Gaol, Forum Cinema and a traditional marketplace that is home to a regular market.

The town is full of traditional character and as well many modern amenities and is also home to Hexham racecourse which is often referred to as the most scenic racecourse in Britain.

Wallington

Gifted to you by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, Socialist MP and ‘illogical Englishman’, our 13,000-acre estate has something for everyone.The house is surrounded by an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland, just waiting to be explored.

Don’t miss the hidden walled garden, nestled in the woods. It was beloved by Lady Mary Trevelyan and remains a beautiful haven whatever the season.

Bamburgh

The historic capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. Bamburgh Castle is the king of Castles. Believed to have been occupied for over 10,000 years the castle has evolved from a wooden palisade to the formidable fortress it is today.

The first castle in England to fall to canon fire as the Wars of Roses drew to a close.

Beamish

Beamish Museum is an open-air museum located at Beamish, near the town of Stanley, in County Durham, England.

The museum’s guiding principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century

Farne Islands

The Farne Islands are possibly the most exciting seabird colony in England with unrivalled views of 23 species, including around 43,000 pairs of puffin.

It’s also home to a one of the top grey seal pupping sites in England, with more than 2,000 pups born every autumn.

Alnwick Castle

Dubbed the ‘Windsor of the North,’ Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country and has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years.

Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations and best days out in Northumberland.

Lindisfarne

Skim over the sands and causeway to Holy Island and prepare to enter another world. Lying just a few miles off the Northumberland coast,

Holy Island is cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world by fast-moving tides. Both an island and a picturesque village, Holy Island carries a wealth of history within its tidal walls.

Explore Northumberland

Filled with ancient castles; hidden gardens; unspoilt beaches; rolling hills; rugged moorland; sweeping views; friendly little market towns and a cultural heritage all of its own.