Northumbria Tourist & Information Guide

Northumberland is one of those genuinely surprising places that are really easy to overlook, very easy to get to, yet has much more to offer than you might expect. The most northerly county in England, Northumberland is a varied place with thick forests, rolling countryside, rugged moor land, the peaceful Cheviots, golden sand beaches and even some Islands to visit and explore. It has charming villages and small towns yet can be wild and untamed.

Notable attractions in the area include the world famous Beamish open air Museum, set in 300 acres of countryside, which recreates life from earlier times and is simply fascinating. Tarnfield Railway, the world's oldest steam railway, dates back to 1725 and offers nostalgic round trips. Within this Tourist Guide you will find a whole host of activities, attractions, things to do and paces to go, so to start planning your days out select from:

 



Country Walking Magazine declared the area "the best place for walking in the country" and there really are many fabulous places to visit with walks of all sizes and challenges to choose from. The Pennine Way is one of the most famous, whilst the Craster to Low Newton, one of the UK's top ten walks rates best for wildlife. The coast offers miles of beaches and shoreline to explore, mixed with the history of many castles and historic houses, not to mention Hadrian's Wall.

A recent survey found that people love the friendly, welcoming market towns and villages with 74%, almost three out of every four visitors coming back to visit again. The villages and smaller towns provide an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding areas and there is a surprising variety of things to do and places to visit. Indeed the countryside and wildlife change dramatically throughout the year as the seasons change. To see what is available around Northumberland search by Town or Village in our Area Guides or by selecting from a region below:


Northumberland is a wonderful, quiet, peaceful place set in glorious countryside including the Northumberland national Park and Kielder Forest. It is just the perfect place to unwind and relax, if you would like to simply take a tour of the beauty of Northumberland then select:


Stayin hope you find this guide useful in planning your visit to this wonderful county, and that you enjoy whatever you decide to do and come back soon!