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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in the Northumberland National Park your home away from home

Northumberland National Park covers 405 square miles of the county of Northumberland including unspoilt natural landscape, streams and areas rich in wildlife. It was designated a National Park in 1956 and is free for everyone to enjoy. It includes Hadrian’s Wall world Heritage Site and the scenic valleys of North Tyne, Rede and Beamish. The awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills also offer excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits from your Northumberland holiday home.

Things to Do in the Northumberland National Park Outdoor Sporting Activities

Hill walking, cycling and rock climbing are widely enjoyed in the Northumberland National Park but there are plenty of other activities too. Horse-riding and quad biking are great ways to explore the rough terrain, or try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, kayaking or a round of golf.

Shopping

Northumberland National Park is home to several small villages which each have their own independent shops selling local foods, gifts and handicrafts. Otterburn Mill is one such attraction not to be missed, featuring all types of crafts and souvenir gifts. The area also has wonderful farmer’s markets.

Dining Out

Villages such as Hexham have excellent restaurants but most villages also have historic local inns and pubs which serve great value home-cooked meals. Otterburn has some quaint tea rooms at the Coach House and the Oak Room is an award-winning restaurant there.

Places to Visit Near the Northumberland National Park Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is one of England’s most well known attractions. Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers who once patrolled this border area. The wall stretches for 73 miles, although in many places it is in ruins. However, from Cawfields to Walltown large sections still remains largely intact.

Lindisfarne

This Holy Island can be reached at low tide across the causeway. See plenty of birds and wildlife, visit Lindisfarne Castle and see a copy of the priceless Lindisfarne Gospels.

Berwick-upon-Tweed

This delightful historic town is England’s most impressive walled town with amazing architecture and a historic past. The walls were built in 1558 to keep out the Scottish invaders. Berwick-upon-Tweed was a favourite place for painter L.S.Lowry and there is a special Lowry Trail around the town.

Weather in the Northumberland National Park

Northumberland has cold winters with highs reaching just 42°F and some frost and snow. Summers are warm but cloudy with temperatures averaging 66°F in August. Spring through autumn is a great time to enjoy a vacation home in Northumberland when the weather is ideal for walking and outdoor activities.

Getting to the Northumberland National Park

The nearest major airport to the county of Northumberland is NewcastleAirport, which has daily services from many UK and European airports.

Northumberland has easy access from Scotland and the south via the A1 which runs the length of the country. The A69 and A66 connect to the M6 and the A19 provides an alternative route from the south. The area is also easily reached by train as it is just 3 hours from London King’s Cross on the East Coast line

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                                                                                                      Beautiful lodge

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Me and my partner and my 12 year old daughter and her friend booked number 5 on arrival was very clean and cosy. We went on some lovely walks , kids enjoy them, hot tub lovely and nice little treat to relax after your walk. if your wanting a nice few quiet days away highly recommended Will definitely be booking up again thank you Gill and Brian
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Hogmanay in your very own castle!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay in The Pele Tower. It was even nicer than in the pictures and had everything you could want for a stay with friends. Great open fire, amazing bath big enough for a swim and great games room. Lovely extras like wine, juice and jam and a really homely feel and a well equipped kitchen. Great area for exploring the countryside.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulous Cottage Fabulous Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is very spacious and homely with great facilities and clean throughout and was even decorated for Christmas , Susan and Frank were very accommodating bringing us logs for the fabulous open fire on our first evening there , which was Christmas Eve , giving us information about the local pub and the village events over the Christmas period and leaving us a fabulous little Christmas hamper, the kitchen is well equipped and the oven , hob and microwave very easy to use as there are full instructions on hand full Christmas dinner was cooked and many other meals with ease during our stay ,there was also plenty of information in the cottage itself about the area and the surrounding areas , Great walks straight from the door our 2 Labs loved it !! the cottage is also very dog friendly one of the best we've stayed in . The cottage is right on the Otterburn Village trail walk, ans has great access to the Otterburn ranges where you can walk miles and not see a soul ,but only when the red flags are not flying or you could be in great danger !! Otterburn Mill is great to pop down and have a look around and also has a great cafe for lunches , the shop is open at very regular times and is very well stcoked . All in all Heatherlea is a fantastic place to stay and we would really recommend it to all , we hope to stay again in the furure .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016