Northumberland has become a very popular UK holiday destination and it’s easy to see why.
Bordering Scotland, visit Northumberland and you’ll never be far away from gorgeous countryside, coastlines, castles and extremely quiet beaches.
Things to do in Northumberland
Visit Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle is one of the biggest inhabited castles in England. Which has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family for 700 years. Harry Potter fans may recognise it too, as it was used for a filming location for both the Philosopher’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets.
The Alnwick Castle grounds are currently open. Tickets are on sale for visits until 16th May.
Learn more: www.alnwickcastle.com
Visit the Farne Islands
The Farne Islands are a group of islands on the very north-east of England, home to amazing views and spectacular wildlife. The Farne Islands are one of the greatest dangers to shipping around the entire of the British Isles.
Unfortunately the Farne Islands are currently closed. In line with government guidance.
Learn more: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/farne-islands
Take a walk on the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one the finest landscapes that the UK has to offer. It covers a whopping 39 miles of coastline right from Berwick to the Coquet Estuary.
Learn more: www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org
Visit the Vindolanda
Vindolanda is one of the North East’s most famous and unmissable tourist attractions. Lying in the beautiful area of Hadrian’s Wall. It was formerly a key military base on the northern frontier, and is the home to the Vindolanda Writing Tablets. To this day it is still one of Europe’s most important Roman archaeological sites, with excavations often taking place each year.
learn more: www.vindolanda.com
Go to The Alnwick Garden
Home to the world’s largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard and the world’s largest treehouse restaurant.
The Alnwick Garden is an extraordinarily beautiful contemporary garden, where everyone is welcome. Housing beautiful but poisonous plants, treetop walkways, glorious roses, towering delphiniums and fun activities for all.
The Alnwick garden is the brainchild of The Duchess of Northumberland and is a multi-award winning attraction.
Learn More: www.alnwickgarden.com