Northumberland is one of the largest counties in North East England, located on the Anglo-Scottish border. Hadrian’s Wall is a significant landmark in Northumberland – the 73-mile-long fortification with ancient turrets, forts and towers dates back to AD 122. Medieval castles dotting the county also make for beautiful photos and serve to remind us that battles and sieges were part of Britain’s rather turbulent past.

Miles of hiking trails cut through deep valleys and rugged moorland, most of which are part of the Northumberland National Park. Summer is a great time to enjoy over 30 miles of beaches and seaside towns along the Northumberland Coast.

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  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne lies at the heart of north-east England along the banks of the River Tyne. Its thriving student population gives the city an unrivalled energy and some legendary nightlife. The music scene is centred around the Metro Radio Arena or O2 Academy where big-name headliners are hosted.Away from the student scene, the city has an achingly elegant side and among...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Northumberland

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne's shopping options are as diverse as they are exciting. This major port city in northern England has ancient streets lined with boutique shops to modern shopping malls. Packed with international brands, visitors will find no shortage of places to go shopping in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Often called the 'Toon', which means the 'Town' in the local Geordie dialect, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is really a...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Northumberland

  • 10 Best Nightlife in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Nightlife in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is heavily influenced by the city's vibrant student community and a creative arts scene. It's one of England's most happening towns, where you can find all sorts of enticing party districts to spend a night out. There's enough to cater to a whole host of revellers – high-energy dance clubs attract those who plan to dance until dawn,...

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  • Newcastle Travel Essentials

    Our Newcastle Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the UK. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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