Northumberland – Area Guides

With some of the most beautiful rural landscapes and coastal scenery Northumberland can certainly rival the more popular English counties. Northumberland brings landscapes with stories to tell, beaches perfect for walking in all weathers, and native British wildlife. Labelled one of Europe’s best destinations for stargazing, you can enjoy outstanding views of the Milky Way once darkness falls. If you’re looking to enjoy a real piece of British beauty in all seasons, Northumberland is it.


Home to the Northumberland National Park, Otterburn is a small village on the banks of the River Rede. The perfect base for exploring the Redesdale valley and the National Park, this quaint village is packed with charm. 

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Nestled in the heart of Northumberland, you’ll find the bustling medieval town of Alnwick. Perfect for all of the family, this charming market town is home to the famous Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens. 

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Just a few miles off the Northumberland coast, you’ll be transported to the magical Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world due to the fast-moving tides of the North Sea, this island has a truly mystical feel. Just make sure you check the safe crossing times on the causeway’s noticeboard before venturing to the Holy Island!

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The beautiful coastal town of Bamburgh welcomes thousands of visitors each year and it’s easy to see why! With evidence dating back to the Bronze Age, this part of Northumberland has an incredibly rich history. The charming town has something for everyone, including a famous castle and miles of stunning coastline.

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