Top things to do in Northumberland in Spring

It is finally approaching Spring, and that only means one thing…that there is plenty of picturesque views and things to do in Northumberland. Northumberland offers great activities for the whole family, from the annual Alnwick Spring Show to Rothbury Food and Craft Festival, there is something for everyone.


Natural beauty

Northumberland is a beautiful county all year round, however in Spring it really blossoms. With Northumberland having 2 areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), England’s most tranquil national park, there is plenty to see and do.

You will see plenty of wildlife throughout the county. The Ospreys returning to Kielder Water & forest park. The rare Black Grouse in the heather moorland and new born Puffins on Coquet Island.


Alnwick Spring Show

Alnwick has an annual Spring Show, and this year it is held on Saturday 14th April 2018, taking place at Willowburn Sports & Leisure Centre. You will see the Spring flowers, food and floral art exhibits. A great day out for all the family.

Rothbury Food & Craft Festival
This event is usually held on the first bank holiday in May. It has become a big event all around the county, and this year will mark the 10th year. It usually boasts around 50 stalls of food and crafts, in the picturesque village of Coquetdale. And around 10,000 people attend the festival, making it a great festival to go to!


Visit a castle

Northumberland hosts the most amount of castles in England. Our most famous castle is Alnwick castle. Alnwick Castle is home to many famous sightings and film projects. From Harry Potter to Downton Abbey, it is a great day out for the whole family to enjoy and learn about the history and culture.


Go stargazing

With the nights getting longer, the star gazing gets better. And with Northumberland being the largest designated Dark Sky park in Europe, this means you will see the stars like nowhere else. With around 85% of the population never seeing a truly dark sky or the milky way, you will be sure to see it here.

If you are planning a trip to Northumberland in Spring, then stay with us at William De Percy. Take your dog with you and experience Northumberland in Spring with your four legged friend as we are a dog friendly Bed & Breakfast. So get in touch with us, we would love you to visit us.