Location Attractions

Corbridge - A delightful old Roman village surrounded by beautiful unspoilt Northumbrian countryside, Corbridge offers much of interest including specialist shops, old inns and a 12th Century bridge spanning the river. Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort while the market town of Hexham and the imposing Hexham Abbey with a fine Saxon Crypt, are well worth a visit.

Houseteads Roman Fort - Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort in Britain, and now the most popular site on the Wall. It stands high on the exposed Whin Sill escarpment, commanding breathtaking views. Like Chesters, it was one of 12 permanent forts added to his new frontier by Hadrian in about AD 124.

Newcastle -  The vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne, with fine restaurants, museums, theatres, galleries and nightlife. Within easy driving distance and has something for everyone. While the Gateshead metro centre is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe.

Beamish Museum - Beamish, Britain's favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. Winner of both the British Museum of the Year and European Museum of the Year Awards, it demonstrates the recent history of the region.

Kielder Forrest - With a 27 mile shoreline, Kielder Water is the largest man-made lake in Western Europe. It is the main reason why there are never any water shortages in Northumberland (unlike many other parts of England) even though the county as a whole is one of the driest in the country. Kielder's quiet beauty is enhanced by a range of activities including sailing and other watersports, fishing and a ferry cruiser.

Alnwick Castle - To many people, on their first sight of this glorious medieval castle, it can seem foreboding, and certainly its history lacks nothing in drama and intrigue. Some of you may recognise us as a film location, for everything from Harry Potter to Elizabeth to Becket to Blackadder.

Farne Islands - The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Castle of Bamburgh. As well as being the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles they also have a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals.

Bamburgh Castle - Standing on an ancient rocky outcrop overlooking miles of beautiful sandy beach, Bamburgh Castle dominates the Northumbrian landscape. The castle became the passion of the first Baron Armstrong, engineer and industrialist, who in the 1890s began its renovation and refurbishment.

Lindisfarne the Holy Island - Lindisfarne is internationally famous both for its medieval religious heritage and also its more recent picturesque 16th century castle. These, together with most of the community, are located on the Southern part of the island - the main focus for tourists and holidaymakers.