Attractions

A trip to Northumberland is not complete without a visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This charismatic island with its ruined abbey and picture postcard castle attracts visitors from far and wide. The pretty village has traditional cottages, unique local shops and several sites of historical interest.

The stunning and rugged coast is in itself a magnet for visitors; the scenery and wildlife draw visitors from all over the world. Coquet Island houses the remains of a Benedictine Monastery and is now and RSPB Nature Reserve, which is connected by CCTV to the Northumberland Sea Bird Centre. Visitors can not only tour around the island by boat, but can view the wildlife from the land site at Amble Harbour.

Hadrian's Wall is one of the most important visitor attractions in Northumberland and is famous worldwide. This world heritage site is now a national treasure and is a favourite with historians and archaeologists. Families can enjoy an all weather day out in the villages of Chesters and Corbridge, which both have museums displaying interesting exhibits and numerous Roman relics. At Segedunum Roman Fort there is a Roman Bath and an award winning interactive museum.Northumberland is an area renowned for its vast array of castles, stately homes and Roman Forts, with Bamburgh Castle being perhaps one of the most well known and well visited of these.