There’s an awful lot you can get up to from your guest houses in Northumberland, so much so in fact that you’ll definitely struggle to make your holiday itinerary. There’s just so much to see and do! If you need some help, here are four ideas of places to go while in this beautiful part of the world.
Holy Island (which you may recognise from Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland) is just a few miles off the coast, home to a really picturesque village that’s certainly worth an explore. Make sure you see the Lindisfarne Priory and the castle.
This is one of England’s most well-known landmarks and great stretches of it remain intact across the region. There are also Roman forts, temples and milecastles to be found in the surrounding countryside so you’ll be kept very busy walking indeed!
Northumberland National Park
This National Park is actually the least populated to be found in the UK so if you’re really looking to get away from it all, this is the perfect place to go. Explore the Cheviot Hills, College Valley and the Otterburn Ranges. You won’t find any better stargazing opportunities anywhere else in the UK, either.
This is the second biggest inhabited castle in the country and is a shining example of medieval architecture. You’re also likely to recognise it as it was used as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films. Alnwick Castle is an absolute must-visit so make sure you pop in before you head home.