Northumberland Holidays
Northumberland Holidays
visitor attractions
Besides its mighty castles, its majestic countryside and its historic coastline, Northumberland still has more to offer holidaymakers. Its many visitor attractions provide a mixture of entertainment, education and inspiration, and ensure that you will always be able to find lots to occupy your time, whatever the weather.
The Angel of the North
Beamish Open Air Museum
Though located in County Durham, no visitor to Northumberland should miss a visit to Beamish, the North of England's Open Air Museum. This is no ordinary museum but a living, working experience of life as it was in the Great North in the early 1800s and 1900s. The re-creations include a manor house, colliery village, drift mine, farm and town, all brought to life by actors in period costume.
The Alnwick Garden
Created by the Duchess of Northumberland, the Alnwick Garden has become a success story to rival the Eden Project in Cornwall. Integrating water and light, this is contemporary gardening on a vast scale. Its dramatic main feature is the Grand Cascade, a splendid confection of waterfall and fountains. Other highlights include the Ornamental Garden, the Rose Garden, the Poison Garden, the Serpent Garden, the Bamboo Labyrinth and the Treehouse. Like Beamish, a visit here should not be missed!
The Alnwick Garden
Museums
Besides Beamish and the Alnwick Garden, there are lots of museums, large and small, worth a visit. These include Armstrong Household and Farming Museum, Bailiffgate Museum, Berwick Barracks Museums, Thomas Bewick's Birthplace Museum, Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Grace Darling Museum, Kirkharle Courtyard and Marine Life Centre.
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
Thursday 21 September 2017