welcome to Northumberland
Northumberland is a truly magical county. Whether you are a walker, naturalist, history buff or shopper, you will find
the diversity of activities and attractions astonishing. From heritage coast to countryside ... from historic castles
to the wild beauty of the Cheviot Hills and the National Park, Northumberland has so much to offer.
The Northumberland Heritage Coast
stretches from Berwick upon Tweed in the north
to Blyth in the south and offers some of the most beautiful and unspoilt coastline in England. Seaside resorts and
fishing villages abound. The likes of Amble, Alnmouth and Craster - the last with its spectacular coastal walk to the
ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle - should not be missed. Of the many islands lying off the Northumbrian coast, the best
known are Lindisfarne (Holy Island), one of the ancient seats of Christianity in England, and the Farne Islands, famous
for its teeming sea bird colonies.
Visitors to Northumbria need never be at a loss as to how to fill their days. The dilemma is what to leave out! From
castles to historic houses ... from museums to shopping ... from wilderness walks to exploring the beaches and fishing
villages of Northumberland's unspoilt coast ... the choices are endless.
|where to stay
No holiday is complete without great accommodation ... and self-catering cottages are just perfect for a holiday in
Northumberland. You can arrange your own timetable, eat in or out as you wish and, at the end of a day's sight-seeing,
you can relax in the peace and privacy of your own home from home.