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Northumberland

Northumberland is one of the largest and most sparsely populated counties; the peaceful land punctuated with friendly market towns and villages where you are guaranteed the warmest of welcomes. This vast rural expanse makes for a diverse and thriving array of environments perfect for outdoor activities as well as the local wildlife, making Northumberland a hotspot for birdwatchers, adventurers, holidaymakers and peace-seekers alike.

Discover a land soaked in bloody history. Explore the many ancient castles and battlefields or dig up the past at Hadrian’s Wall. Visit Bamburgh Castle, an ancient site completely remodelled and rebuilt by Victorian entrepreneur Lord Armstrong, who also built Cragside House, the first house in the world to be lit by hydraulic power. Coming inland, but staying in the north of the county, Alnwick Castle dominates its town and you may recognise it from its starring role as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series of films.

Explore Northumberland’s wilderness. Windswept beaches, miles of rugged moorland, abundant hills and rocky crags towering over miles of striking panoramic scenery. Relax on the expansive unspoilt coast or soak up the natural beauty of hidden gardens. Northumberland boasts thirty-nine miles of AONB coastline and some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK. The Farne Islands, in the north of the county are home to grey seals, puffins and a diverse range of seabirds and are a favourite wildlife destination of Sir David Attenborough.

Nestled within the stunning Northumberland National Park you will find Kielder, officially recognised as the best tourism experience in the country. This uninterrupted space is bigger and wilder than anywhere else with 250 square miles of opportunity. Whether your passion is flying down a mountain bike track covered in mud, a quiet family picnic, or water sports on the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe, this is the place to be.

For more information please visit www.visitnorthumberland.com and find out how you can make the most of this gorgeous county.

N'land National Park
@NlandNP • 8h
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N'land National Park
@NlandNP • 9h
A trip to Yeavering Bell brings the Iron Age to life; you can see remains of the largest hillfort in the region -… t.co/WAp5XbsXDU
N'land National Park
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Join us for a mini beast safari on Wednesday at Walltown t.co/NGzw9wQtWw #familyfun t.co/nLORJZVhnZ
N'land National Park
@NlandNP • 10h
Take a stroll around one of the gems of the National Park t.co/ZxlzqJXyiI #CollegeValley #GetStuckIn t.co/wdS7jrl2h0
N'land National Park
@NlandNP • 10h
Visit #Cawfields, where Hadrian's Wall hangs on the edge of the sheer crags of the Whin Sill.… t.co/raLLI5jPTn
Visit Northumberland
@VisitNland • 12h
#schoolsoutforsummer so check out our Family Fun page and plan that Northumberland itinerary! #ItsInOurNaturet.co/p3imChRJ6F
Hadrian's Wall
@HadriansWall • 13h
Some great suggestions for what to do this summer including a visit to @HadriansWall - look out for the… t.co/UHuZnc6H88
N'land National Park
@NlandNP • 13h
#TheSill green roof will be open to all soon but the bees are getting a preview. t.co/OXEk8dBTsK
Hadrian's Wall
@HadriansWall • 14h
We're looking forward to The Sill opening on 29th July & all AD122 buses will call at the purpose built stop with r… t.co/PqWEFXxmhW
Visit Northumberland
@VisitNland • 15h
Sci-fi feast for fans @Woodhorn on Sunday 23rd. Who will you dress as for Invasion VIII? t.co/bcyu4V8VLp t.co/JXtn6hhvYf
N'land National Park
@NlandNP • 15h
Come and explore the historic village of #Elsdon on our #guidedwalk this Wednesday t.co/FhkcnKJb1P t.co/rvd3XfM8Rn
Kielder Observatory
@kielder_obs • 16h
RT @DarkerMatters: MUSE sneaks a peek at extreme ram-pressure events-3 Tomography of UGC 6697, a massive galaxy falling into Abell 1367 htt…