Did you know that the beautiful county of Northumberland boasts more castles than any other county in England? There are over 70 castle sites, which are a legacy of Northumberland’s turbulent past, including the infamous Border wars which raged from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Many have long since disappeared. Some – like Dunstanburgh […]

Did you know that the star-studded skies above Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland are the darkest in England and have been awarded Dark Sky Park status? The first of its kind in the UK and the fourth largest in the world (joining the likes of Death Valley in the United States), it’s the […]

Haltwhistle Town Carnival & Garden Party (Sunday 9th July) is a brilliant afternoon of fun and entertainment, including a parade of floats, live music, Cumberland wrestling, mega-Mini stunt team, climbing wall, vintage vehicles, funfair and stalls. Various events are held during carnival week, leading up to the excitement of the big day. There will also […]

Head to Seaton Sluice for the bigger than ever North East Chilli Fest 2017, which runs from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July. Eighties music icons Heaven 17 will be one of the many fantastic attractions at this big celebration of food, drink, music and entertainment, where the numerous stalls, bars, marquees and stages […]

After the success of last year’s Taste of the North event in Alnwick’s Market Square, the town is gearing up for a welcome repeat performance over the weekend of the 24th/25th June. There will be lots of local produce on offer, as well as street food, charity stalls and crafts, and plenty of local entertainment. […]

  Come rain or shine, locals and visitors alike flock to Newcastle’s Town Moor to sample Europe’s biggest travelling funfair. ‘The Hoppings’ will run this year from Friday 16th June to Saturday 24th June. There are white knuckle rides aplenty for the thrill-seekers amongst us, as well as tamer rides for the children, lots of […]

There will be vintage motorbikes galore on show – including some of the earliest types from around 1910 – at the annual vintage motorcycle event on Sunday 11th June. ‘The Bamburgh Run’ will start and end at Etal Village Hall and will take in the quieter roads of north Northumberland, with part of the route […]

With the sun finally deciding to emerge and stick around, a trip to magnificent Warkworth Castle is the perfect day out. You can follow in Robson Green’s footsteps (the castle was featured in ITV’s ‘Tales from Northumberland’) and see how the powerful dukes of Northumberland once lived. Warkworth Castle was home to ‘Harry Hotspur”, the […]

The county of Northumberland is so rich in history and natural beauty, you’ll never be short of things to do.

There’s nothing better than a long weekend, and there’s nowhere better to spend it than Northumberland! If you already have one (or both!) of the May Bank Holidays booked with us or are looking for a bit of persuasion to commit to a last minute getaway, here are our top three places to visit in […]

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