Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Northumberland offers visitors a wide choice, with numerous towns and villages each having their own unique shopping opportunities. There are traditional little villages with quaint shops to seek out, many selling home produced goods and local delicacies. Regular farmers markets are held, where delicious home made fare, freshly grown vegetables, meats and freshly cured products are available.

Larger towns including Hexham, Alnwick and Morpeth have a colourful mix of high street shopping malls, markets, craft shops and galleries, and offer the visitor a wide choice of goods and services. There is something to please everyone, from clothing to household goods and consumables. Some towns still have the old fashioned style of family run department stores, whilst others offer up to the minute online shopping. Newcastle-upon-Tyne just to the south of the region, offers everything you would expect from a large bustling and modern city, including the Metrocentre indoor shopping mall.

Tourist Information Centres and specialist craft shops sell beautiful locally crafted souvenirs, including jewellery, glassware and traditional Northumberland Tartan goods. Local artists are highlighted in the ‘art tour', which takes in a group of Northumberland studios and galleries and offers shoppers a unique chance to join in art workshops or purchase an original piece of pottery or work of art.