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.

 

 Lindisfarne Castle

 

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland TD15 2SE

Just a few miles from the Northumberland coast lies Holy Island. Holy Island is cut off twice daily from the rest of the world by the fast-moving tides. This picturesque island holds a wealth of history within. Lindisfarne Castle was built in 1550 as a fort to defend the harbour. Today, the National Trust looks after the castle so you can all enjoy the amazing architect, fabulous views and explore the whole castle for family fun days out in Northumberland.

 

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!

 

 Alnwick Garden

 

The Gardeners Cottage, Greenwell Road Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU

 

Alnwick garden is the perfect place to explore in spring, summer, autumn and winter! With different flowers and botanical features in bloom at all times of the year – you will most likely see something different every time you visit.

Visit a castle

Northumberland hosts the most amount of castles in England with over 70 castle sites. However, some has disappeared overtime and the distinct ruins are all that’s left – castles like Dunstanburgh and Berwick castle are mainly ruins. Although, castles like Alnwick and Bamburgh have been restored to their full glory.

 

Alnwick Castle

 

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 INQ

Start your adventure in Northumberland with Alnwick Castle. Some may recognise this historical castle from the film Harry Potter and also TV series Downton Abbey. The castle is brimming with history, extraordinary people and medieval decor.  

 

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 friends as we are a dog friendly Bed & Breakfast. So get in touch with us, we would love you to visit us.