Places To Visit In Northumberland

With 70 castles to find along with ruins, waterfalls, rolling hills and ancient churches, the Northumberland area has something for everyone. You won't want to go anywhere else!

Found 346 places

Vindolanda
Vindolanda
Museum Hexham Northumberland

A Roman Fort, surrounding settlement and museum that has been gradually excavated over the past 50 years and the location of some of the most important Roman finds in history.

Guyzance Weir
Guyzance Weir
Waterfall Guyzance Northumberland

A weir in the River Coquet which powered a nearby water mill, but was also the scene of a wartime tragedy.

Housesteads Roman Fort
Housesteads Roman Fort
Military Hexham Northumberland

A Roman Fort that forms part of Hadrian's Wall at the frontier of the Roman Empire.

Dally Castle
Dally Castle
Castle Bellingham Northumberland

Explore 13th century Dally Castle ruins, one of Northumberland's earliest hall houses showcasing medieval architecture.

Causeway House
Causeway House
Building Bardon Mill Northumberland

Sitting on a blowy corner of the Northumberland National Park, is Causeway House, Northumberland's only heather thatched cottage. With a history of hidden lucky roof charms and close to a Roman Milecastle.

Ridsdale Iron Works
Ridsdale Iron Works
Building Ridsdale Northumberland

The Ridsdale Iron Works, castle-like ruin in, was the point of manufacture of pig steel used in the construction of Newcastle's High Level Bridge.

Low Cleughs Bastle
Low Cleughs Bastle
Bastle Ridsdale Northumberland

A ruined 17th-century bastle, or fortified farmhouse, situated on a south-east slope of moorland on the edge Ridsdale.

Redheugh Crag
Redheugh Crag
Landscape Edlingham Northumberland

Sandstone crag, popular with climbers, on the hills near Edlingham with a hidden surprise.

Amble Shipwrecks
Amble Shipwrecks
Landmark Amble Northumberland

A number of shipwrecks visible in Amble harbour at low tide.

Bigges Pillar
Bigges Pillar
Landscape Edlingham Northumberland

Mysterious large stone pillar remains situated high up in Edlingham Woods giving views across Northumberland.

Shepherds Cairn At Ewartly Shank
Shepherds Cairn At Ewartly Shank
Standing Stone Alnham Northumberland

A monument to two shepherds who lost their lives in a snow storm and ultimately led to the formation of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.

Manside Cross
Manside Cross
Standing Stone Elsdon Northumberland

The remains of a medieval cross with only a socket stone and stone shaft still standing.

Stonecroft Engine House
Stonecroft Engine House
Machinery Hexham Northumberland

An 18th Century engine house near Settlingstones, built to contain a 70” Cornish Condensing Engine and the discovery place of the mega mineral Witherite

The Loovre
The Loovre
Building Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

Once a public loo, now a tiny holiday home in the heart of Berwick.

Featherstone Park Prisoner of War Camp
Featherstone Park Prisoner of War Camp
Building Haltwhistle Northumberland

A former POW camp located behind Featherstone Castle for Italian and German prisoners of war.

Robert Loraine Monument
Robert Loraine Monument
Standing Stone Bolam Northumberland

A monument to Robert Loraine, who was brutally murdered by Border Reivers in Kirkhale.

Elsdon Tower
Elsdon Tower
Building Elsdon Northumberland

A medieval pele tower first recorded in 1415.

Little Church Rock Simonside
Little Church Rock Simonside
Landmark Rothbury Northumberland

A large rock in next to Simonside in Rothbury that resembles a small church and may have been a meeting place for persecuted religious groups.

Lady Waterford Hall
Lady Waterford Hall
Building Ford And Etal Northumberland

An old school hall in Ford Village that was decorated with biblical murals by Lady Waterford over 21 years.

St Cuthberts Church Elsdon
St Cuthberts Church Elsdon
Religious Place Elsdon Northumberland

A 14-century church and all-round home to saints, tall tales, bones of Border Rievers and men of battle.

Alnwick Market Cross
Alnwick Market Cross
Landmark Alnwick Northumberland

An 18th century market cross that would have been used for proclamations.

Rothbury Tree Trail
Rothbury Tree Trail
Landscape Rothbury Northumberland

A tree trail around Rothbury town centre and riverside showing you all the different types of trees and their history.

The Lang Pack
The Lang Pack
Landmark Bellingham Northumberland

An unusual gravestone marking the final resting of a burglar trying to rob Lee Hall.

Royal Border Bridge
Royal Border Bridge
Bridge Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

A Grade I listed railway viaduct spanning the River Tweed at Berwick and built by Robert Stephenson.

The Snook
The Snook
Landscape Holy Island Northumberland

The peninsula part of Holy Island, made up of dunes, salt marshes, Snook House and Snook Tower

Hopealone Trig Point
Hopealone Trig Point
Trig Point Haltwhistle Northumberland

The Hopealone trig point (316m) sitting on top of Hope Hill.

Maelmin Henge
Maelmin Henge
Religious Place Ford And Etal Northumberland

A replica of a nearby Anglo-Saxon henge and part of the part of the Maelmin Heritage Trail.

Cockle Park Tower
Cockle Park Tower
Tower Morpeth Northumberland

A three-storied tower-house built as a hunting lodge then later extended and used as a farmhouse and students' hostel.

Lamb Hill Trig Point
Lamb Hill Trig Point
Trig Point The Cheviots Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Lamb Hill on the border ridge (511m).

Cresswell Pillbox
Cresswell Pillbox
Military Cresswell Northumberland

WW2 pillbox disguised as a ruined house.

Ravensheugh Crags Trig Point
Ravensheugh Crags Trig Point
Trig Point Simonburn Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Ravensheugh Crags (256m) near Simonburn.

Cragend Farm Hydraulic Silo
Cragend Farm Hydraulic Silo
Machinery Rothbury Northumberland

An experimental hydraulic silo to improve the efficiency of processing cut grass into silage built by Lord Armstrong.

Cold Law Trig Point
Cold Law Trig Point
Trig Point The Cheviots Northumberland

The trig point sitting on Cold Law on Thorgrafton Common (453m).

Haggerston Dovecote
Haggerston Dovecote
Dovecote Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

Possibly an old windmill converted into a dovecote which is lined inside with brick nesting boxes

Foulden Tithe Barn
Foulden Tithe Barn
Building Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

An old tithe barn within the grounds of Foulden Parish Church where parishioners would give the church 10% of their agricultural produce.

Union Chain Bridge
Union Chain Bridge
Bridge Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

When originally built, the Union Chain Bridge near Berwick Upon Tweed was the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world.

Bank Hill Ice House
Bank Hill Ice House
Building Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

A Grade II listed building that was constructed in 1796 to store ice for the fishing industry.

Blakeman's Law Trig Point
Blakeman's Law Trig Point
Trig Point Otterburn Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Blackman's Law (274m) near Otterburn.

Lordenshaw Hillfort
Lordenshaw Hillfort
Hillfort Rothbury Northumberland

A 2,000 year old hillfort located on Lordenshaw Hill on the outskirts of Rothbury at the foot of the Simonside Hills.

Branshaw Trig Point
Branshaw Trig Point
Trig Point Rochester Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Branshaw (326m) on the Otterburn Ranges.

The Long Drop
The Long Drop
Building Stonehaugh Northumberland

The highest perched toilet in England, situated in Northumberland National Park

Berwick Elizabethan Town Walls
Berwick Elizabethan Town Walls
Military Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

Defensive walls built in the 16th century, now managed by English Heritage.

Corbridge Market Cross
Corbridge Market Cross
Landmark Corbridge Northumberland

Two Market Crosses in Corbridge.

Barcombe Trig Point
Barcombe Trig Point
Trig Point Bardon Mill Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Barcombe on Thorgrafton Common (280m).

Branton Lakes Nature Reserve
Branton Lakes Nature Reserve
Landscape Ingram Valley Northumberland

A Nature Reserve alongside the River Breamish in the Northumberland National Park

St Aidans Church Fourstones
St Aidans Church Fourstones
Religious Place Hexham Northumberland

A small wooden "off the peg" church in Fourstones, Northumberland. One of only two wooden Victorian missions in the country.

Goatstones
Goatstones
Stone Circle Simonburn Northumberland

A Bronze Age four-poster stone circle located near Ravensheugh Crags in Northumberland.

Freya's Cabin
Freya's Cabin
Building Kielder Northumberland

A timber cabin set on the banks of Kielder Water mirrored on the opposite bank by another, more simple hut.

Shittleheugh Bastle
Shittleheugh Bastle
Bastle Otterburn Northumberland

A ruined bastle in Redesdale near Otterburn in Northumberland standing as a reminder of the tumultuous history of the borders.

Blackdown Trig Point
Blackdown Trig Point
Trig Point Kirkwhelpington Northumberland

The Blackdown trig point (310m) located on the Ray Wind Farm near Kirkwhelpington.

Thompson's Rock Solstice Stone
Thompson's Rock Solstice Stone
Standing Stone Rothbury Northumberland

A holed stone in the Simonside Hills that lines up with the summer solstice.

Padon Hill Monument
Padon Hill Monument
Landmark Otterburn Northumberland

A 5m high cairn on Padon Hill marking the wedding anniversary of some local notables and to honour the work of a prominent Presbyterian preacher.

Stonehaugh Totem Poles
Stonehaugh Totem Poles
Art Stonehaugh Northumberland

Totem poles have stood in the village of Stonehaugh since 1971 and these three are the latest carvings.

Gains Law Trig Point
Gains Law Trig Point
Trig Point The Cheviots Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Gains Law in The Cheviots (319m).

Corbridge Bridge
Corbridge Bridge
Bridge Corbridge Northumberland

A 17th century stone bridge over the River Tyne that is the oldest surviving bridge over the River.

Corbridge Roman Bridge
Corbridge Roman Bridge
Bridge Corbridge Northumberland

Remains of the Roman Bridge across the River Tyne that led to the Roman Town.

St Andrew's Church, Corbridge
St Andrew's Church, Corbridge
Religious Place Corbridge Northumberland

Church in the heart of Corbridge village, originally built around 674.

Corbridge Roman Town
Corbridge Roman Town
Museum Corbridge Northumberland

Ruins of a Roman garrison located on Hadrians Wall, with a museum of artifacts found on site.

Dukesfield Arches
Dukesfield Arches
Building Hexham Northumberland

Remains of a former smelting mill hidden in the Northumberland countryside.

Titlington Pike Trig Point
Titlington Pike Trig Point
Trig Point Eglingham Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Titlington Pike (233m) near Eglingham.

The Old Pottery
The Old Pottery
Building Corbridge Northumberland

Old 19th century pottery on the outskirts of Corbridge, previously known as Walker's Pottery.

Hindhope Linn
Hindhope Linn
Waterfall Byrness Northumberland

A magical waterfall located a short walk into the Northumberland National Park.

Cuddy's Well
Cuddy's Well
Religious Place Bellingham Northumberland

An ancient well found by St Cuthbert in Bellingham, topped by a Georgian pant and known for its miracles.

Old Fawdon Hill Trig Point
Old Fawdon Hill Trig Point
Trig Point Ingram Valley Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Old Fawdon Hill in Ingram Valley (315m).

Three Kings Stone Circle
Three Kings Stone Circle
Stone Circle Byrness Northumberland

A stone circle marking the grave of three kings of Denmark.

Old Water Tower Haltwhistle
Old Water Tower Haltwhistle
Water Tower Haltwhistle Northumberland

An old Victorian water tower in Haltwhistle that now houses a shop and cafe.

St Bartholomew's Church
St Bartholomew's Church
Religious Place Newbiggin by the Sea Northumberland

A church with 13th century and earlier origins set on the spectacular Church Point Headland in Newbiggin by the Sea

Hadrians Wall at Heddon on The Wall
Hadrians Wall at Heddon on The Wall
Landmark Heddon on the Wall Northumberland

The longest surviving section of 'broad wall' on Hadrians Wall.

The Goose Fair Cross
The Goose Fair Cross
Landmark Ovingham Northumberland

An 11th century Saxon cross head that marks the focus for the start of the annual Goose Fair in Ovingham.

St Mary the Virgin Church
St Mary the Virgin Church
Religious Place Ovingham Northumberland

A Church in Ovingham with sections dating from the 11th century and location of the grave of famed engraver, Thomas Bewick.

Wether Cairn Trig Point
Wether Cairn Trig Point
Trig Point The Cheviots Northumberland

The Wether Cairn trig point sitting on Wholhope Hill Law (563m).

Dr Trotter's Memorial
Dr Trotter's Memorial
Fountain Bedlington Northumberland

Fountain commemorating Doctor James Trotter, local councillor known as 'Mr Bedlington' during Victorian times.

Whittle Mill
Whittle Mill
Building Ovingham Northumberland

Ruins of a corn mill in the heart of Whittle Dene.

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Country Park
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Country Park
Landscape Ashington Northumberland

A 16-hectare lake set in a country park that was once one of the biggest colliery spoil heaps in Europe.

Shill Moor Trig Point
Shill Moor Trig Point
Trig Point Ingram Valley Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Shill Moor (529m).

Amble Art Trail Bord Waalk
Amble Art Trail Bord Waalk
Art Amble Northumberland

A trail of 12 bird related art exhibits dotted around the town of Amble. Find their exact whereabouts with our handy map and exact locations.

Hauxley Nature Reserve
Hauxley Nature Reserve
Landscape Amble Northumberland

A nature reserve at the northern end of Druridge Bay and one of the best wildlife spots in the north east.

Hungry Law Trig Point
Hungry Law Trig Point
Trig Point Byrness Northumberland

The trig point sitting on Hungry Law (501m).

St Mungo's Well
St Mungo's Well
Fountain Harbottle Northumberland

A stone pant in Holystone Village named after St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow.

Wallington Hall
Wallington Hall
Estate Morpeth Northumberland

Home to three of the most famous families in the North East, set in 13,500 acres of land.

Cheviot Summit Trig Point
Cheviot Summit Trig Point
Trig Point The Cheviots Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of The Cheviot Summit (815m).

Clennell Hall
Clennell Hall
Building Alwinton Northumberland

A 15th century country house, situated near the village of Alwinton in an area of natural outstanding beauty.

Eshott Airfield
Eshott Airfield
Machinery Morpeth Northumberland

An airfield mainly for pleasure flights where you can sit with a cup of tea in the observation deck and watch the planes take off and land.

Shilbottle Lime Kiln
Shilbottle Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Alnwick Northumberland

A late 18th or early 19th Century Lime Kiln just outside Shilbottle.

Lambley Viaduct
Lambley Viaduct
Bridge Haltwhistle Northumberland

An amazing example of a Victorian designed viaduct spanning 260m over the South River Tyne.

Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve
Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve
Landscape Craster Northumberland

Nature Reserve set in a former Whinstone Quarry in the village of Embleton

Harbottle Trig Point
Harbottle Trig Point
Trig Point Harbottle Northumberland

The trig point called Harbottle sitting on top of Cold Law (361m).

Temple of Mithras
Temple of Mithras
Religious Place Simonburn Northumberland

A Roman Temple dedicated to the God Mithras near to Brocolitia Fort on Hadrian's Wall.

Blagdon Hall Estate
Blagdon Hall Estate
Estate Cramlington Northumberland

The private estate of the White Ridley family where the grounds are filled with wonderful statues, follies and temples.

Watersmeet
Watersmeet
Water Hexham Northumberland

The meeting place of the north and south River Tyne sources.

Alnwick Water Tower
Alnwick Water Tower
Water Tower Alnwick Northumberland

A water tower sitting next to the kitchen garden of Alnwick Gardens.

The Portrait Bench
The Portrait Bench
Art Bedlington Northumberland

A metal sculpted bench portraying three notable people from the Bedlington area.

Berwick Parks
Berwick Parks
Landscape Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

Two Parks, Castle Vale and Coronation Park, set either side of Berwick Station which include footpaths, shelters, rose gardens and a lily pond.

Source of the North Tyne River
Source of the North Tyne River
Standing Stone Kielder Northumberland

A standing stone marking the northern source of the River Tyne in Deadwater.

Murder Cleugh
Murder Cleugh
Standing Stone The Cheviots Northumberland

A small marker stone where Robert Lumsden murdered Isabella Sudden in 1610.

Simonburn Castle
Simonburn Castle
Castle Simonburn Northumberland

Originally envisaged as a motte and bailey, Simonburn Castle was eventually a tower house before falling into ruin.

Shaftoe Crags Trig Point
Shaftoe Crags Trig Point
Trig Point Bolam Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Shaftoe Crags (213m).

Tosson Hill Trig Point
Tosson Hill Trig Point
Trig Point Rothbury Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Tosson Hill (440m) #147.

Black Hut at Catcleugh Reservoir
Black Hut at Catcleugh Reservoir
Building Byrness Northumberland

The last remaining hut built to accomodate the workers who constructed the Catcleugh Reservoir.

St Francis Of Assisi Church Byrness
St Francis Of Assisi Church Byrness
Religious Place Byrness Northumberland

An 18th century church which was partly rebuilt in 1884. It has a window which commemorates those who died during the construction of the nearby Catcleugh Reservoir.

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