The region of Northumberland is located in the North East of England, bordering Scotland to the North, North Yorkshire to the South, Cumbria to the West and the North Sea follows its Eastern coastline.

It offers a varied and diverse landscape, with miles of sandy beaches contrasted with wide-open countryside, rolling hills and valleys and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. With such a varied landscape and history, Northumberland has many sites and attractions to visit.

The Northumberland National Park, is one of the last areas of wilderness left in England. It is a popular destination for nature lovers and visitors can relax and enjoy a drink at one of the many olde worlde inns, or explore some of the picturesque villages that lie in the surrounding hills.

Northumberland is steeped in history and boasts some of the best historical attractions in the country. These include the award winning Beamish Open Air Museum and Hadrian’s Wall as well as many castles including the highly popular Alnwick Castle and Garden.

The City of Newcastle boasts many cultural attractions including museums and galleries, and visitors will find many contemporary attractions that have received much attention of late including the Gateshead Sage Concert Hall and the Baltic Gallery, a major new centre for contemporary art. Another of the city’s flagship attractions is The Millennium Bridge, the first opening bridge to be built across the River Tyne for 100 years.

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