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  • London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

    London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

    London

    London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, one of the UKs most exciting cross-cultural sporting occasions, returns to Londons Regatta Centre/Royal D…more

  • Innervisions Festival

    Innervisions Festival

    Greater London

    Following the huge success of last years multi venue London festival, the superb Innervisions festival returns to London for the second year, with a s…more

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park July 10K

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park July 10K

    London

    . Along a flat, smooth course, you'll be inspired by the scenic waterways, green spaces and sporting venues including the London Stadium, the London A…more

  • Apt: AV02 - Day to Night Party

    Apt: AV02 - Day to Night Party

    Greater London

    Apt: are back for their second instalment of the AV series, this time heading to new stomping grounds as they take control of StarLane Pizza Bar for a…more

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Often described as Englands last frontier, Northumberland is a wild and open landscape that is almost indescribably beautiful.

Completely unspoiled apart from the odd ancient ruin or fortified castle and serving up endless picture postcard beaches, rugged windswept bays, and miles and miles of panoramic open skies, it is often surprising to chance upon a village or evidence of other human beings!

Much of the county is a national park and throughout the county there are stunning ancient or historic sites worth visiting.

Consequently it has more castles than any other county in England. Some of the best, and worth a visit, are Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles.

In addition, the majority of the intact sections of Hadrians Wall World Heritage Site are located in Northumberland as are its five excavated forts looking out over the countys dramatic vistas.

Most famous of all, however, is Lindisfarne Castle, on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne was where the UKs early Christian heritage was formed and from here it was distributed out to the rest of Pagan Northumberland.

Lindisfarne Priory was the home of St Cuthbert and produced the famous Lindisfarne Gospels which can be seen (in an electronic version) in the heritage center there.

Home to 405 acres of protected landscape, Northumberland National Park runs down through the gorgeous valleys of the rivers Beamish, Coquet, Rede and North Tyne, to the splendid Cheviot Hills and Otterburn.

No trip north is complete without a visit to the beautiful county of Northumberland.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Northumberland

Fun days out in Northumberland

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Northumberland, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Northumberland

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Northumberland.

Theme Parks in Northumberland

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Northumberland.

Museums in Northumberland

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Northumberland

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

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