Northumberland, despite a turbulent past in the time of the Border Reivers, was recently named as ‘the most tranquil county in England’, according to research commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
Northumberland is a county rich in history. It boasts more castles and fortified houses than any other English county - Alnwick, Warkworth, Bamburgh, Chillingham and Lindisfarne to name a few.
The coastline of the region is also an area of unique and unforgettable beauty, with mile upon mile of often deserted golden sands turning into spectacular cliffs as you move further north toward the Scottish Border. For days out to the seaside, what about a visit to Seahouses, a busy little port where you can take a boat trip to the Farne Islands (an RSPB reserve with a multitude of seabirds such as the exotic looking puffin, as well as one of the largest breeding colonies of Grey Seals).
For a day out shopping you have choices. Heading south, you have Newcastle Upon Tyne - renowned for its restaurants, shopping, culture, art, music and nightlife. To the north is Edinburgh, again famous for its shopping and culture.
Northern Experience Wildlife Tours
Chillingham Wild Cattle
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