Northumberland National Park is a protected green space which has been awarded as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within you will find Kielder Reservoir which has amazing views - great for cycling or walking. It also has the least light pollution in England making it number one for ‘dark skies’. If you love stargazing Kielder Observatory cannot be missed! Not only can you go for stargazing sessions, but occasionally we are lucky enough to be graced with the northern lights, so if you are fortunate enough to witness the Aurora Borealis you will have memories for a lifetime!
At the southernmost part of the Northumberland National Park you will find Hadrian’s Wall, stretching coast to coast from Newcastle to Carlisle, and was even the inspiration for the great wall in George RR Martin’s books ‘Game of Thrones’.
The picturesque market village of Rothbury has a multitude of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, and has a butchers that has been visited by Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles. Why not try some of their more exotic produce such as kangaroo!
The impressive Cragside House can also be found here, the first house in England to have a flushing indoor toilet and the first house to have hydroelectric, you must visit and see for yourself the origin of some of the most ground-breaking inventions of our time.
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