Northumberland - When and where to visit


Suggested places to base yourself

Wooler Northumberland England UK by godrick Shutterstock
The market town of Wooler is an excellent place to base yourself © godrick, Shutterstock

The places listed below make ideal bases for exploring Northumberland.

Seahouses

Touristy fishing village and departure point for trips to the Farne Islands; popular with families.

Alnwick

Medieval castle and renowned gardens in a prosperous market town between the coast and national park.

Newcastle

An acclaimed arts and music scene, solid Georgian centre and historic quayside.

Tynemouth

Victorian seaside town popular with surfers and families. Newcastle is easily reached by Metro from here.

Allendale

Remote upland village and springboard for exploring the North Pennines AONB.

Corbridge & Hexham

Well-to-do old towns in the Tyne Valley and close to Hadrian’s Wall.

Rothbury

Handsome town in the national park and excellent base for trips into the Cheviot Hills and Coquetdale.

Wooler

Market town and popular gateway to the Cheviot Hills.

Bamburgh

Village on the Heritage Coast with a magnificent castle and long sweep of sand. Nearby are Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands.

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