Northumberland

Towards the Scottish Borders lies officially England's most tranquil county: Northumberland.

Famously named ‘The Land of Far Horizons’ it is filled with miles of gentle landscapes and unspoiled golden sandy beaches giving you the space to unwind and relax. The county is home to more castles than any other in England and also forms the final frontier of the Roman Empire along Hadrian’s Wall. Lose yourself in the beautiful Northumberland National Park or experience seals and puffins off the Northumberland coast. The county is a walker’s delight, a heaven for the active as well as a beauty for the relaxed and slow-paced.

Explore stately homes or haunted castles, walk the wall, discover wildlife or wander through glorious gardens – all while surrounded by the breath-taking landscapes.

Here are a few intriguing facts for you to explore further during your visit – did you know …Bamburgh in Northumberland was the first castle in Britain to fall to cannon fire? …Cragside is the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity? …Kielder Water is the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe?

Let your local experts Northern Secrets take you on a journey around this fascinating place and will make your visit a memorable one to remember and share with family, friends or work colleagues.