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Destination guide

View natural scenery from Northumberland luxury lodging

Northumberland is a spectacular area with diverse landscapes that are perfect for dog-friendly cottages near the Lake District. You'll have miles of beaches, promenades, charming seaside towns and an array of castles to explore with your dog, ensuring that you both get plenty of fun and exercise. Some of the highlights of the area include Northumberland National Park and the castles of Alnwick and Bamburgh. You could also visit Lindisfarne, a spectacular historic castle with stunning grounds that offer sweeping views of the coast.

 
History

Heritage sites near Northumberland holiday homes

Northumberland boasts fascinating heritage sites, ruin sites and museums to delight the history buff. Holiday lettings can be found near places like the Alnwick Castle, a medieval castle with lavish state rooms, and Lindisfarne, an island with the ruins of a medieval priory and castle on a nature reserve. You could also explore the Woodhorn Museum, a former 19th-centruy coal mine that’s now a museum and heritage centre for local history.

Things to do

Attractions near Northumberland holiday homes

Northumberland is prime castle-conquering territory. Thankfully, the great Norman towers and Roman bulwarks aren't manned by spear-wielding foes these days, which means you won't need siege towers to get your fix of English heritage. Bamburgh Castle should be top of the list – it was once the home of the mighty Northumberland kings, and occupies a perch atop the North Sea that's bound to make you gasp. Trips to Hadrian's Wall can be backed up by a visit to the Roman Army Museum in Greenhead, where centurions and 3D films help chronicle the ins and outs of ancient life.

Activities

Things to do near Northumberland holiday cottages

Wax down the walking boots and pack the woollies for your trip up north; this county of wild fells and blustery beaches is a veritable playground for outdoorsy types. The Northumberland Coast Path is a great place to begin. Multi-day tours let you conquer the whole 63-mile stretch of it, wondering at rugged headlands and ruined castles along the way. Other expeditions head to the green valleys of the Northumberland National Park. UNESCO relics, like Hadrian's Wall, are ringed by miles of cycle tracks and hiking trails.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Northumberland holiday homes

You might think summertime Northumberland holiday rentals by the sea are the way to go between June and August. But that's really only one of the possibilities in this county, where every season has its own draws. Springtime stays in a rustic cabin will put the trailheads of the Northumberland National Park on the doorstep – get ready for blooming meadows and perfect hiking conditions. Autumn – from September to October – ushers in the harvest, with food fests erupting in the villages and towns. Winter is crisp and occasionally snowy, great for snuggling by the fireplace of a converted barn in the countryside.

Natural features

Northumberland – coasts and cloud-gathering mountains

Northumberland has all the raw countryside you'd expect of the last English county before the Scottish Lowlands. In the vast Northumberland National Park, the peaks rise and rise with the sculpted ridges of the Cheviot Hills. They roll down to the pastoral landscapes of Coquetdale, cut-through by babbling creeks, echoing with the calls of wild goats. On the coast, Northumberland holiday rentals sit up against the lashing winds of the North Sea. They overlook long beaches at Bamburgh and Coves Haven, casting their gaze out to mystical islands, like Lindisfarne, in the distance.

How to get there

Transport to and around Northumberland

Fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), the closest airport, located 20 mi (32.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Carlisle (CAX), which is 35.9 mi (57.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Morpeth Station, Acklington Station and Pegswood Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Northumberland holiday homes

Kids will love the attractions in Northumberland. Holiday homes are available near kid-friendly places like Cragside, the home and gardens of the Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong that features gadget displays and a play area, and the Kielder Observatory, a remote observatory with a stargazing facility. Kids will love the Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, an exotic animal park with a petting barn, woodland trails and a tea room.

How many holiday rentals are available around Northumberland (county)?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 19 holiday lettings around Northumberland (county). From 7 cottages to 7 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northumberland (county)?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Northumberland (county). From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Morpeth: 795 holiday homes
  • Seahouses: 408 holiday homes
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 669 holiday homes
  • Beadnell: 456 holiday homes
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed: 599 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northumberland (county)! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Northumberland (county)?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Northumberland (county) with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Morpeth: 795 holiday lettings
  • Seahouses: 408 holiday lettings
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 669 holiday lettings
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed: 599 holiday lettings
  • Hexham: 308 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Northumberland (county)?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Northumberland (county) are:

  • Carlisle (CAX): 270 self catering accommodations
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.): 590 self catering accommodations
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.): 492 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Northumberland (county)?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Northumberland (county). From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kielder Water and Forest Park: 160 holiday rentals
  • Lindisfarne Castle: 678 holiday rentals
  • Bamburgh Castle: 688 holiday rentals
  • Dunstanburgh Castle: 785 holiday rentals
  • Druridge Bay Country Park: 590 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northumberland (county) listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Northumberland (county)

Morpeth
795 holiday rentals
Seahouses
408 holiday rentals
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
669 holiday rentals
Berwick-upon-Tweed
599 holiday rentals
Hexham
308 holiday rentals
Bamburgh
429 holiday rentals
Alnwick
499 holiday rentals
Stocksfield
127 holiday rentals
Belford
522 holiday rentals
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
181 holiday rentals
Wooler
351 holiday rentals
Chathill
550 holiday rentals
Cornhill on Tweed
241 holiday rentals
Riding Mill
94 holiday rentals
Ashington (Northumberland)
182 holiday rentals
Corbridge
100 holiday rentals
Haltwhistle
164 holiday rentals
Whitley Bay
326 holiday rentals
Bedlington
188 holiday rentals
Blyth
298 holiday rentals