Some of the most spectacular castles are located on the Heritage Coastline which has miles of uncrowded beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and nature reserves such as the Farne Islands.
From Berwick upon Tweed in the north, down the coast via the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, famous as the cradle of Christianity, to the beautiful village of Bamburgh with its magnificent castle dominating the coastline and those coastal views plus a history of heroism at the Grace Darling Memorial museum and the beautiful parish church of St Aidan.
Enjoy friendly little market towns and villages and spectacular countryside with history and culture. The stunning landscapes of Northumberland National Park form 20% of the County.
Northumberland is among the best gardening destinations in the country, with two of the most influential gardeners in history, Capability Brown the landscape architect and William Turner the first botanist to write a book on plants. The county is also home to the Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland.
The vast majority of the remains of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site are in Northumberland, with seemingly endless stretches of the frontier system rising and falling over the dramatic landscape.