Travelling to Northumbria

Northumberland is England's most northern county situated in the North East bordering Scotland to the North, County Durham to the South, Cumbria to the West and a North Sea coastline spanning its eastern side. Northumberland has a thriving tourist culture as it is home to Hadrian's Wall which is also part of the Pennine Way trail, the largest man made lake in Europe, England's largest forest, a vast National Park and boasts it's fresh local fish. Northumberland is easily accessible be road, rail, air and sea.

By car Travelling to Northumberland by Car

Northumberland can be accessed from the North and the South of England via the A1 motorway which stretches from London to Edinburgh. The M6 motorway provides an alternate route up the country. The best way to avoid getting lost if you do not have a sat nav is to go to www.aarouteplanner.com adding either the A1 or M6 as a via point.


By coach/bus Travelling to Northumberland by coach/bus
A coach or bus is the most cost effective way to travel to Northumberland. Services such as www.nationalexpress.com and www.megabus.com travel from all over the country to several places in Northumberland including Rochester, Galashiels, Selkirk and Hawick.


By rail Travelling to Northumberland by train

Trains are readily available from many areas in the UK. www.thetrainline.com incorporates all train services in the UK which travel to stations in Northumberland including Northumberland Park, Morpeth, Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed.


By sea Travelling to Northumberland by boat
If travelling from overseas west of the UK the best place to get the ferry to is Liverpool. Ferries such as www.poferries.com, www.dfdsseaways.com travel from Europe to both Hull and Newcastle, both of which not far from Northumberland. If travelling from overseas south of the UK www.brittany-ferries.com provides travel to southern England.


By air Travelling to Northumberland by plane
Newcastle International Airport is the nearest major airport to Northumberland. Flights are available from many places over the globe including America, Europe, Africa and within the UK itself. www.newcastleairport.com provides flight information and www.flybe.com will aid in searching the best available prices.

Travelling within NorthumberlandTravelling around Northumberland
www.northumberland-national-park.org.uk provides information on many aspects of travelling within the sights of Northumberland including the Hadrian's Wall bus and walking, cycling and horse riding trails. If driving around Northumberland there is a beautiful coastal route which will lead you through picturesque villages. Northumberland is home to Britain's first coast-to-coast train which roughly runs along Hadrian's Wall into Cumbria, www.tynevalleyrail.org.uk will transport you to many of the historical attractions Northumberland has to offer.