Northumberland Is Border Country
Stretching from the Scottish Borders to Hadrians Wall, with not just one, but two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a National Park Northumberland has something for everyone.
Feel the sand beneath your feet and the refreshing sea breeze in your hair with a visit to one of our magnificent beaches Much of the area is unpopulated with mile after mile of clean and safe award-winning golden sandy beaches, quiet country lanes and an unequalled sense of freedom. For the lovers of wildlife there is the majestic Holy Island, the Farne Islands, Coquet Island, Budle Bay… the list goes on.
Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England in fact we can boast about having over 70 castle sites. Many have long since disappeared, some, like Dunstanburgh Castle, are romantic ruins. See others in their fully restored glory – like Bamburgh Castle, as seen on Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland.
From relaxed family ambles to challenging long distance hill and moorland trails, Northumberland National Park’s boasts more than 600 miles of marked footpaths and bridleways. Our excellent cycle routes are ideal for serious cyclists and family’s alike.The Northumberland countryside is a mosaic of heather land, of ancient meadows and rolling hill with secre-tive valleys, we have unspoilt wilderness where you can walk for miles with ought seeing a soul, so why not pack a picnic and head for a plethora of beauty spots around Northumber-land. Rare wildlife, flora and forna have made Northumber-land their haven. From elusive red squirrels to ospreys and from rare heathers and orchids to butterflies, the country-side teems with life here.
At nighttime, relax by gazing up into the darkest skies in England
You won’t find identikit towns here. Rather, each community has its own character and sense of place. Pretty well every village and town boasts some of the best scenery in the UK.
Foodies will not be disappointed Take one diverse county, combine coast and countryside then add dedicated local pro-ducers and mix with talented chefs. The result is outstanding food and drink to dine out on in restaurants, inns and cafés worth travelling to – and to take home as well.
Northumberland – Voted the BEST UK Family Holiday Desti-nation by Mumsnet.com