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Top things to do in Northumberland

There are many wonderful things to do in Northumberland! So we have created our top activities within Northumberland. Take a look below at our top picks.

 

Alnwick castle/gardens

 

If you are going to a castle, we would suggest this one. Famous for the filming of Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and many more great films/tv programmes. It attracts people from all around the country. There is plenty to do, Alnwick gardens are a beautiful place to go and relax. If you are feeling a little hungry, head down to The Joiners Arm, part of our sister group, only a 15 minute drive, a great friendly, country pub.

 

Sycamore gap

 

The sycamore gap is a must see point of interest within Northumberland. It is a spectacular tree placed along the Hadrian’s Wall. It is such a point of interest due to the two hills either side of it, making it such a feature. It has also featured in many films, with the most famous being Robin Hood.

 

Cragside house (Barefoot walk) 

 

This great Victorian house overlooks the Debdon valley, which is surrounded by rocks and wood. The garden is being restored by the National Trust, with its beautiful picturesque landscape, it is definitely a place to go and see.

 

Why not be a little adventurous and go on the barefoot walk. This is within the grounds, where you can go on an adventure walk. The catch? You have to take your shoes off! Walk through the mud, over the pebbles to reach the final destination. This is a great activity to do with the kids!

 

Holy Island of Lindisfarne

 

Make sure you check the causeway before you go. It is only open if the tide is low. Lying just a few miles off the Northumberland coast, it is both an island and a picturesque village.

Why not take a trip to the Lindisfarne priory and castle where you can take a step back in time and learn about the wonderful Northumberland history. Here are the tide times to ensure it is safe for you to cross.