Hadrian’s Wall also called the Roman Wall, Picts’ Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122 AD in the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It ran from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea, and was the northern limit of the Roman Empire.
Dark Skies Observatory
At nearly 580sq miles, our dark sky zone, known as Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, is the largest Dark Sky Park area of protected night sky in Europe.
It is the first of its kind in England and the fourth largest in the world, joining the likes of Death Valley and Big Bend Dark Sky Parks in the USA.
Kielder Reservoir & Castle
Kielder Water and Forest Park brings you nature on a grander scale. The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider. We’re home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and, at over 250 square miles, the largest working forest in England. The best way to explore Kielder is to start at one of our three visitor centres, Tower Knowe, Leaplish or Kielder Castle. So what are you waiting for?
Steeped in history, this National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. A once in a lifetime experience.
The Cheviot Hills are a range of rolling hills straddling the Anglo-Scottish border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. The English section is within the Northumberland National Park. The range includes The Cheviot (the highest hill), plus Hedgehope Hill, Windy Gyle, Cushat Law and Bloodybush Edge.
The Scottish Border lies just 20 miles north of Bellingham
The beautiful unspoilt coastline of Northumberland lies 38 miles to the east featuring golden sand and spectacular castles like Bamburgh
National Heritage Houses
Visit Cragside, Wallington and Alnwick to name a few.