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Northumberland

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Northumberland is the northernmost county of England. It’s home to an array of fantastic beaches such as Seahouses, Holy Island, and Alnmouth all of which are popular with tourists. However, the most famous landmark you will here is that of Hadrian’s Wall. Stretching nearly 80 miles, the wall was constructed by thousands of workers as the Roman’s northern frontier. Today, visitors can explore bath houses, museums and look around the remnants to learn more about the remarkable landmark.

Weather Averages

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MARCH - MAY High 9.95°c Low 2.93°c Precipitation 0.02mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 16.29°c Low 9.56°c Precipitation 0.04mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 11.56°c Low 5.71°c Precipitation 0.02mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 4.62°c Low -0.05°c Precipitation 0.02mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Northumberland

Northumberland is packed with a number of days out including Northumberland Country Zoo, Hexham Abbey and further afield are the Farne Islands which are home to internationally important seabird colonies and Atlantic Seals. The county is famous for a range of hearty food and drink including Lindisfarne Oysters, Craster Kippers native to the villages of Craster and Seahouses and both worth a visit.

Alnwick

Northumberland
The beautiful, historic market town of Alnwick has become increasingly popular and is now one of the top tourist destinations in Northumberland. It offers many attractions, museums and galleries including the stunning Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Garden. Alongside this you will find excellent amenities, bars, restaurants, deli's, cafes and shopping in a beautiful location.

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Northumberland
Berwick-upon-Tweed is the northernmost town in England and sits just 3 miles from the Scottish border. A coastal town with four sandy beaches and beautiful riverside walks, Berwick is perfectly situated for a relaxing break and a haven for walkers and cyclists. The town's pubs and restaurants have a wide choice of delicious local products from which they can create mouth-watering menus.

Rothbury

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Rothbury is located at the heart of Northumberland’s countryside with a range of walking and cycle routes to explore. A good range of shops and bed and breakfasts can be found on the High Street as well as a selection of pubs and tea rooms. The town and surrounding area host events throughout the year including a Traditional Music Festival held in July and a Round Table Street Fair which is held in May.

LOCAL CUISINE

Northumberland is famous for its Alnwich Stew, a dish made from chopped bacon forehock layered with onions and potatoes and Craster Kippers. Local specialities include beef raised from traditional hill breeds such as Aberdeen Angus, Galloway and Welsh Black; wild game including red grouse and fallow venison; sweet Cheviot lamb; fresh lobster; Lindisfarne Oysters and asparagus grown on the grassy shores of Lindisfarne.

GETTING HERE

Arriving from the south; as you travel northbound up the A1 look out for the mighty Angel of the North in Gateshead, a sign that you aren’t too far from Northumberland. From the north, cross the beautiful borders of Scotland making the historic market town of Berwick your first stop, as you travel south on the A1. Trains on the East Coast mainline from London include: Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth and Berwick. Land at Newcastle International Airport and you are on the cusp of entering Northumberland.