Though popular with families, hikers, birdwatchers and watersports enthusiasts, Northumberland's coastline is wonderfully unspoilt and crowd free.
The culture hub of the North East offers a wealth of attractions.
When it comes to walks, Northumberland has almost too much on offer.
Gemma Hall shares her picks for accommodation in the Tyne Valley and the North Pennines.
Gemma Hall finds out more about this traditional form of dancing still popular in the North East.