Northumberland Travel Guide

  • Houses along the quayside
    Houses along the quayside
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  • Cannon over the estuary
    Cannon over the estuary
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  • Ramparts, estuary and bridge
    Ramparts, estuary and bridge
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Northumberland Highlights

  • Pro
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    leics says…

     Wonderful landscape and coast, superb prehistory and history 

  • Con
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    hayward68 says…

     It can be quite windy, rainy and cold up there 

  • In a nutshell
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    nickandchris says…

     Untouristy but with LOTS to see and do 

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Berwick-Upon-Tweed

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Lindisfarne

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88,251,0

Seahouses

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14,23,1

Alnwick

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33,96,27

Hexham

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18,82,39

Blyth

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0,1,2

Bamburgh

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10,47,8

Haltwhistle

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3,5,15

Dunstanburgh Castle

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Berwick-Upon-Tweed

  • Berwick on Tweed

    Berwick-Upon-Tweed Things to Do

    The visitor to Berwick on Tweed may believing it to be a Scottish town, as it stands on the northern bank of the River Tweed, a Scottish river. The local football team even plays in the Scottish Football League. Berwick however began as an English settlement. It provided a jumping off point for invasions by the English into Scotland but an eastern...

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  • Tillmouth Park Country House Hotel

    Berwick-Upon-Tweed Hotels

    Cornhill-On-Tweed, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD12 4UU, u

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Your First Point of Contact!

    Berwick-Upon-Tweed Favorites

    Before I had begun exploring the town I popped into the Tourist Information Centre on Marygate. The friendly staff gave me a town map and gave me recommendations what I should do during my short stay. The helpful tourist information office can provide a variety of services from booking accommodation to assist with planning itineraries.Contact...

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Lindisfarne

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  • Lindisfarne

    Lindisfarne Things to Do

    Lindisfarne a tidal island off the northeast coast of England with a population of fewer than 200 looms large in History. Here St. Aidan founded the monastery of Lindisfarne around 635 AD. He arrived from Iona, off the west coast of Scotland, to Northumbria at the request of King Oswald. Back then Northumbria, now a part of England, was itself a...

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  • Visit the Castle

    Lindisfarne Things to Do

    The castle stands on a rock and is the most outstanding feature on the small island. It's a pleasant walk from parking and there is plenty to see on the way there and back. It is only open from noon until 4:30 PM and the road to the island is only open at low tide (plan your coming and going), but the castle is charming and the views from the top...

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  • Lindisfarne Priory

    Lindisfarne Things to Do

    Situated in the heart of the small village, the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory define what Holy Island is all about. The first monastery here was founded by St Aidan in 635 AD, and his statue stands among the ruins as a memorial to the Irish missionary who restored Christianity to Northumberland after the Anglo-Saxons had driven Roman Christian...

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Seahouses

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  • Danger of starvation.....

    Seahouses Restaurants

    If you got to Seahouses and want fish and chips...it's supposed to be famous for them....make sure you go before 7 pm, because they ALL close by 8pm - even on a busy Saturday evening. Incredible! We went to really good pub first thinking that we would sit down to some excellent fish and chips at about 8.15 ...hardly late.....and they were all...

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  • St. Cuthbert's House

    Seahouses Hotels

    192 Main St., North Sunderland, Seahouses, NE68 7UB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Boat Trip

    Seahouses Things to Do

    From the harbour at Seahouses you can book a boat trip to the Farne Islands. The Farne Islands are famous for seabirds and seals not to mention shipwrecks - the most notable being the wreck of the 'SS Forfarshire' in 1838 which catapulted Grace Darling, the daughter of the lighthouse keeper to almost celebrity status in Victorian England, after she...

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Alnwick

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  • Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

    Alnwick Things to Do

    This interesting museum gives the history of Alnwick and District in an interactive way.See and hear people from past and present. Special film and achive footage. Entry costs £2.50 for adults and £2.00 for concessions. Children free. Open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm in the summer and children under 16 must have an adult with them. Wheelchair access...

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  • Tower Restaurant & Accommodation

    Alnwick Hotels

    Right by the Bondgate, so 'Alnwick central'. Private parking at the rear (steepish drive to get into...

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  • Historic Alnwick Castle and Gardens

    Alnwick Favorites

    It was a gorgeous, sunny September day when we visited Alnick Castle and gardens. Some might say that we were lucky. Yes, we were. But not because of the fine weather, but because the location is such a gem to visit.Home of the Dukes of Northumberland since 1309 (as well as home to the current Duke and Duchess and their family), Alnwick Castle...

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Hexham

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Bamburgh

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  • Bamburgh Castle

    Bamburgh Things to Do

    The almost impregnable stronghold of Bamburgh Castle, ancient seat of the kings of Northumbrian sits proudly and imposing on top of an outcrop of a Great Whin Sill, an igneous intrusion 300 million years old. To the mariner it is the most prominent landmark on the North-East Coast of England. Seeing it on an excursion from Berwick on Tweed I just...

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  • The Lord Crewe Hotel & Restaurant

    Bamburgh Hotels

    Front Street, Bamburgh, NE69 7BL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Day trip to Holy Island

    Bamburgh Off The Beaten Path

    If you have time for only one day trip while visiting Bamburgh, this should be it! Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, is, in my view, one of the most magical places in England. A small “semi-island” (that is, an island only at high tide), it has been a centre of spirituality since St Aidan founded a monastery here in the seventh century AD. Whatever your...

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Haltwhistle

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  • Home Baked Cakes

    Haltwhistle Restaurants

    While there are several places to eat in Haltwhistle and several pubs, my favourite has to be La Toot by the market place. Thie was the old Blacksmith shop until recently and is now run by a lovely lady who will really welcome you, be happy to chat and just give you advice on anything you want to see. It doesnt do meals as such, just a hot soup at...

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  • Kellah Farm B&B

    Haltwhistle Hotels

    Kellah Farm, Haltwhistle, NE49 0JL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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Top Northumberland Hotels

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