What's in the Northumberland area?

ALNWICK CASTLE!

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Alnwick Castle is located in the Historic market town of Alnwick, in the beautiful county of Northumberland. It is not only a castle it has been the stately home of the Percy family for over 700 years. Built following the Norman conquest, and renovated and remodelled a number of times. 

Alnwick Castle has been used for many famous productions such as Harry Potter, Robin Hood, Downton Abbey and more recently, Transformers . 

Grab your broomsticks and get yourself over to Alnwick Castle to explore the mighty grade 1 listed building which currently receives nearly 1 million visitors per year or the magnificent Alnwick Gardens in the castle grounds.

The Alnwick Garden

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Set in over 12 acres of meandering gardens with amazing water features including the grand cascade which has 120 water jets. Also boasting the largest wooden treehouses in the world, fantastic rose gardens, as well as other speciality gardens including guided tours of the poison garden, which was created by the Duchess of Northumberland to drive awareness of the dangers of harmful and illicit drugs.

Various events are held throughout the seasons, including educational and historic.

The Treehouse in the Alnwick Garden

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Fancy seeing one of the world's most quirky restaurants? Alnwick tree house is a restaurant, in a tree nestled 18 meters above the ground!

If you fancy a sit down meal, a snack from the potting shed or just a general look around it's hiding in the tree's! 

The treehouse is described as a unique dining experience which branches coming up through the floor, beautiful wooden features, twinkling lights, log fire, and serving local meat, fish & seasonal produce.

Warkworth Castle

Castle's and Beaches

Feel the sand beneath your feet and the refreshing sea breeze in your hair with a visit to Northumberland’s magnificent coastline. Voted Holiday destination of the year by BBC countryfile magazine awards 2017,  there is certainly plenty places to visit. 

Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England.  Many of these castles, including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne, stand guard along our dramatic coast.

https://www.visitnorthumberland.com/coast


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Alnmouth

Gaily painted houses strung along the north bank of the River Aln estuary welcome you to picturesque village of Alnmouth, the Tobermory of Northumberland. Once an important grain port, a ferocious storm on Christmas Eve in 1806 altered the course of the river, stranding the harbour and changing village life forever.
Wildlife is in abundance here. Falling within the Northumberland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can marvel at the diverse collection of bird and wildlife species. Cycle along the Castles Cycle Route or walk along the beautiful beach, take the St Oswald’s Way or North Sea Trail. 


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Holy Island

Skim over the sands and causeway to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) and prepare to enter another world. Lying just a few miles off the Northumberland coast, Holy Island as seen on Robson Green's Tales from Northumberland is cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world by fast-moving tides. Both an island and a picturesque village, Holy Island carries a wealth of history within its tidal walls. 

Aside its historical pedigree there is an exciting array of wildlife. Its island status protects tidal mudflats, saltmarshes and dunes which together form the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.  Rare plants and an abundance of food supplies attract visiting birds from thousands of miles. Holy Island is a great area for walking