Are you planning to visit Northumberland in the North East of England? This beautiful county has so much to offer visitors with miles of stunning countryside, wonderful coastal drives, more castles than any other country in England and Roman ruins including forts, baths and Hadrian’s Wall.
In this article you will find a round-up and links to all my articles about things to do in Northumberland to provide you with helpful tips, information and advice to make the most of your visit.
Whether you are searching for the best places to visit in Northumberland, advice for driving the Northumberland Coastal Route, deciding which of the many beautiful castles to visit or simply looking for ideas for great days out in this beautiful county you will find all that information and more.
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Things to do in Northumberland
Visit some of the most beautiful places in Northumberland
In this article you will find the top 10 places to visit in Northumberland. This is a great place to start when planning your itinerary.
The list includes castles, islands, Roman ruins and beautiful towns and villages.
Take a drive along the Northumberland Coastal Route
This guide to driving the Northumberland Coastal route contains a map, tips and loads of recommendations of places to see along the way.
Visit some of the most beautiful castles in England
Northumberland has more castles than any county in the UK and this guide to 6 of the best will help you decide which one(s) to visit. (Do you know which castle has a connection with Harry Potter?)
Visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Check the tides to ensure you can reach the island and plan your visit. Spend time exploring the castle, the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory and walking the island.
Things to do in Alnwick (+ best guide, tips & map)
Find out what there is to see and do in the beautiful Northumberland town of Alnwick.
Includes tips to make the most of your visit!
Visit Barter Books
The biggest (and best) second hand bookshop in the world (OK it may not be the biggest BUT it is the best!) Expect to lose a day as you wander the old train station - don't miss the model train that runs above your head!
Read about Northumberland
A selection of books about Northumberland - or featuring Northumberland.
Why not do a little reading before your visit - whether you enjoy fiction or non-fiction there are books on the list to appeal to all tastes.
Go Star Gazing
Go star gazing in Northumberland's International Dark Sky Park. Enjoy views of the Milky Way and up to 2000 stars in the park .
Walk Hadrian's Wall
Explore the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire. Hadrian's Wall stretches for 80 miles from coast to coast and is a remarkable place to visit. Walk along the wall - visit barraks, and bath houses and find out about life in Roman Britain.
Cragside is a Victorian country home located near Rothbury in Northumberland. The house is a National Trust property.
The house belonged to William Armstrong who was amongst other things a scientist and inventor. The house was the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectric power!
Enjoy a visit to the house and the beautiful gardens.
Learn about Northumberland's mining heritage at Woodhorn Museum
Visit what was once the largest pit village in the world and learn about Northumberland's proud mining heritage.
Accommodation options in Northumberland
If you are planning to visit Northumberland there are some great accommodation options available with AirBnB - click the link to find somewhere that suits your taste and budget!
Enjoy your visit to Northumberland
I am sure you will have found lots of inspiration for your Northumberland travel plans – whether it is for a day trip or for a longer stay you will have a wonderful time.
You can find more inspiration for your UK travels with my UK bucket list – 100 places to visit in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Planning a staycation? Read my guide to 14 perfect UK staycation destinations.