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One of Britain's most iconic mediaeval castles in north Northumberland - you'll recognise it from Blackadder and Harry Potter.
Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
The Alnwick Garden, near Alnwick in Northumberland, is an inspiring landscape with beautiful gardens, magnificent architecture and unique features, including a treehouse and a poison garden, all brought to life with an impressive range of cascades and water features.
One of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house situated to the north of Corbridge. Part of English Heritage.
Beamish Living Museum
Beamish is a world famous museum telling the story of the people of North East England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods. A fantastic day out.
Set beside the river in a wooded section of the upper Derwent valley, Blanchland is one of most attractive small villages in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the Northumberland and Durham border.
A medieval castle continuously owned by the family of the Earls Grey and their relations since the 12th century, and England's most haunted castle, in one of the wilder parts of Northumberland. Don't miss the famous Chillingham Wild Cattle.
A beautiful thriving town steeped in history on the Tyne east of Hexham. Corbridge has a wonderful array of independent shops and restaurants.
Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland
Cragside, near Rothbury in Northumberland, is an extraordinary Victorian house and one of the wonders of its age. It was the home of Lord Armstrong, a self-made Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. It was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity. Visitors can also enjoy its wonderful grounds and gardens.
Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project
In early 2013, The Friends of the North Pennines secured a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other smaller funders to research and celebrate the history of this Grade 2 listed gothic structure which is just half a mile from Woodside Lodge through the woods
Over the next two years artists, archivists, archaeologists and architects will work alongside volunteers, interpreters and educators to conserve and reveal the past of this now tranquil place which was once the hub of the North Easts thriving lead and silver industry
Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland
Managed by English Heritage, Dunstanburgh Castle, near Craster in Northermberland, is an iconic castle ruin that was once one of the largest and grandest fortifications in the north of England. The castle dominates one of the most beautiful stretches of the Northumberland Heritage Coast.
Once described as 'the finest church north of the Alps', there has been a church on this site for over 1300 years.
According to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the star-studded skies above Kielder Water & Forest Park are the darkest in England. At nearly 580 sq miles, our dark sky zone, known as Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. It is the first of its kind in England and one of the largest in the world, joining the likes of Death Valley and Big Bend Dark Sky Parks in the USA
And in the heart of the Park is the Kielder Observatory, offering unrivalled views of the night sky. VIsit the website for full details of the activities on offer, including Star Camps
Killhope Lead Mining Museum
Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines.
Known as the birthplace of England's Christian heritage, Lindisfarne is one of the few British Islands accessible by car. But watch the tide times!
One of the best days out on the Roman wall. Enjoy the world famous Vindolanda Writing Tablets, live archaeology in summertime, the exclusive Eagle Eye 3D film and much more all in the heart of beautiful Northumberland National Park and central section of Hadrian's Wall.
a magnificent house and estate in the heart of Northumberland