Northumberland is a magnet for those in search of horrible histories and Harry Potter wizardry. This is a county of castles, ruins and ancient history. From the Lindisfarne Gospels of Holy Island to the bloody tales Hadrian’s Wall would tell if it could. Today, Alnwick Castle appears as the backdrop for many Hogwarts scenes while Bamburgh Castle has its own Northumberland holiday cottages for lingering visitors.
For those off on a nature trail the Northumberland National Park, Cheviot Hills and North Pennines will rack up the personal bests on your step counter and leave you in awe of the county’s natural beauty. While a boat trip to the Farne Islands will bring you up close to one of the country’s largest puffin colonies. After dark don’t forget to look up to savour the sparkle of Northumberland’s dark sky reserve. Fancy exploring this wild and wondrous county of northern England? You’ll need one of our Northumberland holiday cottages.