We think Northumberland is England’s best-kept secret; a magical place filled with ancient castles, hidden gardens, pristine coastline, rolling hills, rugged moorland, sweeping views, friendly little market towns and villages and a cultural heritage all of its own. Starting from the River Tweed in the north, to the coastal plains of the East, England’s most tranquil National Park to the west, Hadrian’s Wall and the River Tyne in the south, a week just isn’t long enough to make the most of all our beautiful county has to offer!
Northumberland is a county of contrasts, where unrivalled scenery is often marked by turbulent, bloody warfare and this land has been violently fought over for more than 2,000 years. The evidence is still visible across much of the physical landscape and in the characters of the people you’ll meet here. But don’t worry, these days we’re only too happy to welcome newcomers!
Visit Northumberland today and you’ll find beauty, peace and tranquillity in almost every little corner you visit. The most sparsely populated County in England, the only traffic you are likely to encounter on our rural roads is of the woolly, four-legged variety, or at worst, a tractor making the short journey from farm to field. Whether you’re planning a vigorous, outdoor adventure, gentle walk on a golden, sandy beach or a cosy meal in a country pub, Northumberland offers you the time, place and space to do it. All you need to do now is pick where you want to start!
If you’ve a yen for city life, there’s beautiful Durham with its cathedral, and Newcastle with its reputation as one of the north’s friendliest places. This vibrant city is just a half hour’s drive away from your peaceful holiday home. Enjoy top restaurants, convivial pubs, and high class entertainment. Art galleries, theatres and cinemas are plentiful.
Nearby you have a huge choice of how and where to spend your time. There’s walking, fishing, golfing, and an abundance of wildlife to see. Why not also discover the splendours of Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Water, Derwent Reservoir and Tyne Green Country Park. Walking and cycling are a pleasure with through the meandering country lanes and there are many delightful villages to explore. An even greater pleasure is knowing that you have your own holiday home to come back to, welcoming and superbly comfortable.