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Things to do in Northumberland

Architectural Building
Experience the life of the 19th-century aristocracy at Cragside House and Gardens. Originally built as a modest lodge on a rocky hillside in
Alnwick Castle , Alnwick
Built after the Norman conquest, Alnwick Castle is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland. The current duke and his family reside there but o
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Bamburgh Castle , Bamburgh
Bamburgh Castle combines an idyllic location on a volcanic rock outcropping by the sea with the imposing towers of a medieval fortress, creat
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Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Travel through 2,000 years of history as you visit ancient Roman sites such as Hadrian’s Wall, Dere Street, Birdoswald Fort, Steel Rigg and historic villages along the border of Scotland and England. You'll drive through stunning scenery in Northumberland National Park, the Irthing Valley and the Southern Uplands and learn about the Anglo-Scottish wars of the 14th–16th centuries. Your professional guide will illuminate the fascinating history of Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders on this small-group (limited to 16 people) day tour from Edinburgh.
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Wildlife Area
Featuring endless beaches, rugged cliffs, rocky coves, and extensive sand dunes, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Recommended Northumberland tours


Castles · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
Famous for its unspoiled natural beauty, Northumberland is considered one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in the entire UK. The region is best explored by car, on the county's well-maintained and very quiet roads. Visitors to the area often report driving distances of over 100 km (70 mi) and meeting only a dozen other cars. In a country so modernized and populous, it's hard to imagine such an undiscovered area of wilderness and tranquility. As you drive over the rugged landscape, only a few houses and some secluded villages dot the horizon. With a mere hour separating it from the Scottish capital, it has a distinctly Scottish feel. When using our United Kingdom trip planning website to make an itinerary online, Northumberland holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.

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Places to visit in Northumberland

AlnwickTrip planner Best for: Castle, Gift & Specialty Shop, Beach HexhamTrip planner Best for: History Museum, Historic Site, Ruin BamburghTrip planner Best for: Castle, Beach, History Museum SeahousesTrip planner Best for: Wildlife Area, Nightlife, Golf Course RothburyTrip planner Best for: Architectural Building, Gift & Specialty Shop, Nightlife

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