Holidays in Northumberland
Hugging north east England's border with Scotland, the rural
county of Northumberland can claim one of the last truly unspoiled
landscapes in Britain. 405 square miles of the county comprise the
Northumberland National Park; a vast expanse of gorgeous rolling
hills and open meadows, lakes and forests traversed by more than
seven hundred miles of footpaths. Officially Britain's most
tranquil location, the Northumberland National Park is a must for
walkers, stargazers - there is no light pollution here - and anyone
who is inspired by the raw beauty of wild and rugged English
The county also possesses a long and rich history: a former stronghold of the Roman Empire, Northumberland was subsequently the scene of centuries of skirmishes between England and Scotland. As a result there are more historic castles here than in any other British county.
Northumberland's remarkable beauty is not merely contained inland; the county's long, golden-sanded coastline is equally lovely and a coastal path stretches 64 miles from the historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, England's northernmost town, to the picturesque medieval village of Warkworth with its magnificent thirteenth century castle.
Holidays in Northumberland offer a retreat from the modern world to a county of unspoilt beauty, pretty and historic towns and villages, golden beaches and a seemingly endless fund of sights and activities to enjoy at your own leisurely pace.