About Northumberland


Holidays in Northumberland

Situated in the North East of England, the popular county of Northumberland is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is an enchanting corner of the country brimming with history – for example, there are more castles in Northumberland than in any other county in England, including Bamburgh Castle and world-famous Alnwick Castle.

With beautiful, golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, popular market towns and fishing villages such as Seahouses, Beadnell and Bamburgh, visitors wondering what to do in Northumberland will be spoiled for choice.

There is always a year-round calendar of extraordinary attractions and ‘once in a lifetime’ activities on offer. Bursting with character and beauty, holidays in Northumberland make for lasting memories. Don’t forget to view our specially commissioned video to find out why so many people LOVE days out in Northumberland.

At Cottages in Northumberland, we enjoy helping customers create their ideal break – and when it comes to finding things to do and places to stay in Northumberland, you’ll find everything you need right here!

Holidays by the sea

The Northumberland Coast is a sight to behold, with no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many beautiful Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and spectacular local seafood is never far away.

Nestled between the formidable castle and the stunning Farne Islands, Bamburgh Beach is an essential part of any holiday in Northumberland. With long stretches of golden sand and the chance to watch local kite surfers in action, this seaside hotspot is the ideal route to take to see the epic fortress of the same name.

Holidays in the country

Northumberland is a walker’s paradise - blanketed in miles upon miles of rolling hills and rugged landscapes. For a refreshing walk in the crisp country air or a challenging hike to test your mettle, there’s no better place in the UK than Northumberland.

Home to the beautiful Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of region’s greatest draws - making it easy to find new and exciting things to do in Northumberland.

Northumberland cottages

To give yourself plenty of time to relax, as well as a chance to explore our exciting county, book one of our lovely self-catering holiday cottages in Northumberland today. There is something for everyone – but if you need help choosing a property, just give us a call on 0191 231 3020 and we’ll be happy to advise you.

To help you plan your visit to Northumberland, please see our helpful destination guides and let us know if you have any questions.