Interested in visiting Northumberland? You’re in good company. We’re huge fans of this area’s coastal landscape, dark skies, rich heritage and many many castles. Let’s look a few reasons Northumberland should be on your ‘must visit’ list:
Northumberland is home to the most castle sites in the UK – over 70 – including Alnwick Castle which you might recognise as it was used in the Harry Potter film series. We suggest a trip to Bamburgh Castle, a true icon of Northumberland, which can be seen for miles and is a hugely popular sight on our Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday.
Northumberland National Park
Home to England’s cleanest rivers and clearest air. Northumberland National Park is a haven for those that love the outdoors. Experience the northern tip of the Northumberland National Park on our St Cuthbert’s Way walking holiday. Don’t forget to check out the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park which is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe, allowing you to see the milky way galaxy and beyond with your very own eyes.
Journey back to the Roman days and roam the historic Hadrian’s Wall route, which stretches across Northumberland and also ventures through the Northumberland National Park. This is one of our most popular routes and a real win for those wanting to experience the rich history of this UNESCO site during their active walking holiday.
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