Welcome to the area of England that stretches from Alnwick
to Berwick upon Tweed. Part of Northumberland — the northernmost county. Steeped in history, this quiet and peaceful region offers great scenery, magnificent castles, beautiful beaches and a warm welcome to visitors. If you would like to visit, check out the ads on our pages to help you with your vacation plans — including hotels and cottages and other holiday accommodation and packages.
Sounds of the countryside
Some of the sounds you can enjoy in spring in north Northumberland. Featuring three exclusive stereo audio recordings.
Each lasts 60-90 seconds. They were recorded on 6 May between the hours of 6am and 8am. The photographs were taken at each location at the same time.
First is the sound of a burn, second a point on a public footpath between there and Juniper Hill (listen out for the owl at the beginning). Finally a small oak wood on the Hill itself. If you would like to do this walk, see footpath number one.
Take a trip to the Farne Islands
Spring is the best time to visit. Boat trips leave from Seahouses harbour.
The Farne Islands lie about two miles off the north-east coast and are one of the most famous sea bird sanctuaries in the British Isles.
An incredible 182 different species of bird were recorded there in 1999.
Guillemots, eider ducks and puffins (55,674 pairs in 2007) are just three that you may see. There is a large colony of grey seals too.
23 April 2017 the swallows arrived this week and already they're showing great interest in the usual nesting sites. So fingers crossed we'll have some video of them for you soon. For the moment you can enjoy all the videos of our nesting wrens from last year.
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The high ground to the north of Bamburgh gives a great view of Bamburgh castle, the village and Farne Islands. While down on the beach or from the road you get a sense of the sheer size of the building.
Google asked the public which UK landmarks should be added to its Street View service and Bamburgh castle was the winner. You can see our Street View sightseeing tour on this page.
Four of the best beaches in north Northumberland. Whether you're paddling and building sandcastles, surfing or looking for peace and quiet, you'll find something here.
Businesses - advertise your cottage, hotel, b&b, caravan or campsite. Find out more.
This website is changing
Later this summer this website will have a different name and focus. It will cease to be a site about north Northumberland and which promotes the region as a tourist destination. However you will still find something at the address NNOuk.com.
The site has promoted the area since 1997 and still welcomes many visitors to its pages every day (some 20,000 a month). There can be little doubt that over two decades it brought in hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of tourist income for local businesses. Although a small number of those businesses advertised with us over the last 20 years (and thank you to them), the truth is that the site has never been well supported.
With the rise of ad blocking and the decline of Google Adsense as a source of income the site no longer covers its (small) hosting costs and I don't run any kind of tourism-related business that benefits indirectly. So I am going to do something that I enjoy more and which may produce an increase in ad revenue and sales of photography.
Find out how to get to north Northumberland and travel around once you're here. Full details
on our travel page, including tips on how to get the cheapest deal on the bus or train.
Unique photographs to hang on your wall or put in an album. Including vintage images of Spindlestone, Waren Mill, Bamburgh, Berwick and Newcastle. Many more to come. You can buy a top quality canvas or paper print. Take a look!
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