With many areas of breathtakingly natural beauty, one of the nation's first National Parks, England's largest World Heritage Site and more fortified castles and buildings than almost any other county in the UK, Northumberland is full of places to visit and things to do.
This is a terrain of iconic landmarks steeped in fascinating history and miles of uncrowded golden sandy beaches, dramatic coastal paths and spectacular views. Take a stroll along deserted sands against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs and castles before relaxing with a drink on a sunny bench outside a village pub.
The rolling green grasslands of the Cheviot Hills, pure river valleys of the Northern area , dramatic beauty of the North Pennines and rugged landscape of the Northumberland National Park and Hadrian's Wall Country provide many highlights, the fortified buildings, abbeys and priories that scatter the countryside providing regular reminders of how two millenium of history have shaped the landscape.
Scattered throughout the area and placed along the Northumberland coast, Northumberland's towns and villages are a real feature. There are some wonderful picture-postcard coastal cottages - this is the England you always wanted to find, with streets lined with shops to browse in and events, shows and village fairs celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Northumberland. You will find plenty of Northumberland cottages as holiday lets leaving you spoilt for choice - there are so many and of such high quality.