Heritage Britain

The county of Northumberland, England



Bamburgh Castle
(Courtesy of Northumberland Tourism)

The county of Northumberland is the most northern of the English counties bordering County Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne in the south, Cumbria and The Lake District to the west and, of course, Hadrians Wall and the Scottish Border country to the north.

Northumberland is brimming with historical interest with countless castles built to defend the English borders which have been the site of many historic battles through the centuries.

The landscape is full of contrast with The Cheviot Hills rising in the north west of the county against the flatlands along the coastline.

The Puffin inhabited Isle if Farne forms a part of Northumberland which also has a large National Park.

Historic Houses and Heritage Sites abound in Northumberland and include:- Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Chillingham Castle, Belsay Hall Castle, Chesters Roman Fort, Lindisfarne Priory, Seaton Delaval Hall, Warkworth Castle and many many more.

Where to stay and things to do in Northumberland

Hotels | Bed and Breakfast | Pubs and Inns | Self Catering | Places to Visit | Museums and Art Galleries | Gardens | Castles | Weddings and Honeymoons | Apartments | Abbeys and Priories | Haunted Places | Restaurants | Tourist Information Centres | Northumberland Towns | Historic Northumberland

Selected Northumberland hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

Waren House Hotel, Belford
White Swan Hotel, Alnwick
Otterburn Hall Hotel, Otterburn
Pheasant Inn, By Kielderwater
De Vere Slaley Hall, Hexham (nr Newcastle)
Caledonian, Jesmond
Swallow Imperial, Jesmond
The Blue Bell Hotel, Belford
Holiday Inn Newcastle upon Tyne, Seaton Burn
The Pines Country House, Carrbridge

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Explore Northumberland Towns

Allendale | Allenheads | Almwick | ALNMOUTH | Alnmouth (Near Alnwick) | Alnwick | Bamburgh | Bardon Hill | Barrasford | Belford | Belsay | Berwick Upon Tweed | Berwick-Upon-Tweed | Blanchland | By Kielderwater | Carrbridge | Cartaway Heads | Chathill | Chatton | Chillingham | Consett | Corbridge | Cornhill On Tweed | Cornhill-on-Tweed | Craster | Craster (Near Alnwick) | Eglingham | Embleton | Etal | Falstone | Felton | Gilsland | Great Whittington | Haltwhistle | Haydon Bridge | Hedley On The Hill | Hexham | Hexham (nr Newcastle) | Humshaugh | Ingram | Jesmond | Kenton | Kirkwhelpington | Lesbury | Linden | Longframlington | Longhirst | Longhorsley | Low Newton By The Sea | Maften | Matfen | Morpeth | Morpeth, | Morpeth, Northumberland | Near Alnwick | Newcastle | Newcastle Upon Tyne | Newcastle-on-Tyne | Newcastle-upon-Tyne | Newton On The Moor | Newton-On-The-Moor | Norham | NORTHUMBERLAND | Nr Morpeth | Nr. Newcastle-upon-Tyne | Otterburn | Otterburn (Near Newcastle) | Ponteland | Prudhoe | Rothbury | Rothbury (Northumberland) | Rowfoot | Scotswood | Seahouses | Seaton Burn | Simonburn | STANHOPE | Stocksfield | Tanfield | Wandylaw | Warden | Warenford | Warkworth | Whitley Bay | Wooler |

Northumberland Tourist Information Centres

Adderstone Services Tourist Information Centre
Adderstone Garage
Belford
Northumberland
England
NE70 7JU
Tel: +44 (0) 1668 213678
email: click here

Alnwick Tourist Information Centre
2 The Shambles
Alnwick
Northumberland
England
NE66 1TN
Tel: +44 (0) 1665 510665
Website: click here

Amble Tourist Information Centre
Queen Street Car Park
Amble
Northumberland
England
NE65 0DQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1665 712313
email: click here

Bellingham Tourist Information Centre
Fountain Cottage
Main Street
near Hexham
Bellingham
Northumberland
England
NE48 2BQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1434 220616
email: click here

Berwick upon Tweed Tourist Information Centre
106 Marygate
Berwick upon Tweed
Northumberland
England
TD15 1BN
Tel: +44 (0) 1289 330733
email: click here

Haltwhistle Tourist Information Centre
Railway Station
Station Road
Haltwhistle
Northumberland
England
NE49 0HN
Tel: +44 (0) 1434 322002
email: click here

Hexham Tourist Information Centre
Wentworth Car Park
Hexham
Northumberland
England
NE46 1QE
Tel: +44 (0) 1434 652220
email: click here

Morpeth Tourist Information Centre
The Chantry
Bridge Street
Morpeth
Northumberland
England
Tel: +44 (0) 1670 500700
email: click here

Once Brewed Tourist Information Centre
Military Road
Bardon Mill
Hexham
Northumberland
England
NE47 7AN
Tel: +44 (0) 1434 344396
email: click here

Otterburn Tourist Information Centre
Otterburn Mill
Otterburn
Northumberland
England
NE19 1JT
Tel: +44 (0) 1830 520093

Rothbury Tourist Information Centre
Church House
Church Street
Rothbury
Northumberland
England
NE65 7UP
Tel: +44 (0) 1669 620887
email: click here

Seahouses Tourist Information Centre
Seafield Road Car Park
Seahouses
Northumberland
England
NE68 7SW
Tel: +44 (0) 1665 720884
email: click here

Wooler Tourist Information Centre
The Cheviot Centre
12 Padgepool Place
Wooler
Northumberland
England
NE71 6BL
Tel: +44 (0) 1668 282123
email: click here

Famous people born, lived or buried in Northumberland

Thomas Addison (1795 - 1860)
A pioneering 19th century physician who became one of the most respected physicians at Guys Hospital.

William George Armstrong (1810 - 1900)
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, an industrialist and a founder of Armstrong Whitworth. William Armstorng was also the founder of Newcastle University.

Capability Brown (1716 - 1783)
Born in Kirkharle and named Lancelot Brown but touted as Capability Brown - a renowned gardner and landscape painter.

Bobby Charlton (1937 -
Born in Ashington and one of England's most famous ever footballers claiming 106 caps for his country and was part of the successful World Cup winning team of 1966. He also played over 600 times for an extremely talented Manchester United side which won The European Cup in 1968.

Jackie Charlton (1935 -
Born in Ashington and, like his brother, Bobby one of England's most famous ever footballers and part of the successful World Cup winning team of 1966. He was also a part of the very successful Leeds United team of the late sixities/early seventies and later took The Republic of Ireland to the World Cup in 1994.

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