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
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.
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.