The great outdoors is a wonderful place to explore and with the multiplicity of things to do in the impressive Northumberland countryside of the U.K., it’s well worth staying around longer than just one day.
If you choose the right place to stay, you can venture out exploring the unspoilt Northumberland countryside to your hearts content and ensure you can retreat and refuel, ready for the following day.
Northumberland – Plenty to explore
Northumberland boasts some of the most beautiful walking trails in the country, offering a heaven for all nature lovers and bird watchers. There are also spots for fishing, golfing and activities to get the pulse racing.
Walking around the golden sandy beaches, bays, dunes and stopping for lunch in The Ship Inn in Low Newton by the coast will help recharge your energy levels. Northumberland boasts 30 beaches, according to ‘The British Beach Guide’ that stretch from Berwick upon Tweed all the way south to Seaton Sluice Beach. The most popular being Bamburgh Castle Beach, which offers amazing views of the Farne Islands out to sea.
The landscape of Northumberland is also dotted with over 70 castle sites. They are oozing with historical significance from the many battles waged in the years gone by. Many of them have been restored over the years and they have become fascinating places of tourist interest with many people flocking from all over the world to explore these fourteenth to sixteenth century castles.
Northumberland National Park
Northumberland National Park offers 1,030 square kilometers of unspoiled British nature, enclosing stunning landscapes and wonderful greenery, with most areas being 800 feet above sea level. This region has been well protected from any agriculture and other development activities and is thus very sparsely populated. Within the depths of Northumberland’s National Park is the famous Kielder Forest and observatory, used to view the brilliant night sky without the hustle and bustle of any city lights and noise getting in the way.
Where to stay in Northumberland?
As Northumberland offers a huge array of activates, which we have only touched upon in this article, you can imagine that there will be a multitude of places to stay all over Northumberland, from cottages and hotels to castle accommodations and campsites.
If you are looking for a more historic form of accommodation in Northumberland, why not stay in a castle while visiting Northumberland? Langley Castle was built in 1350 during the reign of Edward III and is one of only a few castle hotels in England.
If you would prefer to stay in a more traditional accommodation while holidaying in Northumberland, staying in a hotel may be for you. There are lots that boast of uniqueness and exceptional elegance. If you are looking to explore Northumberland as much as possible on your visit, Warkworth is a good place to base your visit. The historic village of Warkworth is home to its very own castle, church, and local countryside walks as well as a local beach. Warkworth House Hotel is a pet friendly accommodation in Northumberland that offers delicious locally sourced food and a relaxing atmosphere, the perfect combination after a full day of exploring Northumberland.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Northumberland as well as plenty of places to stay, the choice may be a difficult one but experiencing the wonders of what this county has to offer will be worth the time and effort. With the growing trend of people going on holidays in the UK, we are bound to see the number of tourists visiting Northumberland increase.