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Providing inspiration for your visit to Northumberland...showcasing the very best of our county with top tips and ideas

Have a Bloomin’ Lovely May Half Term in Northumberland
Monday 24/06/2019
Photo credit Sophie Pearce Have a Bloomin’ Lovely May Half Term in Northum...
The Method to our Mindfulness in Northumberland
Friday 17/05/2019
The Method to our Mindfulness in Northumberland This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, when people everywhere open u...
Five Things to Know Before you Visit The Inner Farne Island
Thursday 09/05/2019
On Tuesday, I was lucky enough to visit The Farne Islands and witness the puffin count in action. This count used to take place every five years, b...
Best Short Walks in Northumberland | National Walking Month
Wednesday 01/05/2019
There’s a lot to be excited about when May comes around; the sun tends to linger for longer, there are a couple of bank holidays to look forw...
How to 'Hanami' at The Alnwick Garden
Thursday 25/04/2019
Photo credit Kevin Wilkinson Every year, Japanese locals come together for ‘Hanami’, ...
Five Things to Do for Exploring the Best of Kielder's Wildlife
Wednesday 17/04/2019
Five Things to Do for the Best of Kielder’s Wildlife  Northumberland’s beautiful, award-winning Kield...
Falcons, Food and Fantastic New Activities
Friday 12/04/2019
Waking up to snow on the 3rd April was not how I anticipated my day going! *Note to self, start checking the weather forecast when making plans*. I...
Name that star!
Thursday 28/02/2019
When you look into the Northumberland sky on a dark night you’ll be mesmerised by the sight of up to 2000 stars at any one time. But could yo...
Five things to see and do at Kielder
Monday 14/01/2019
OK, so this sounds like a ‘Bucket List’, but it isn’t. This is 5 things that will give enjoyment for having seen them. Unlike a &...
Feeling like a kid at Christmas
Friday 04/01/2019
I’m fortunate to be one of the lucky ones who really enjoy their job and gets on well with my work colleagues, however last week was one of t...
Tranquility amongst the pine trees
Monday 17/12/2018
Decs up, cards written and posted, presents bought and wrapped, food organised. Time now to de-stress, so what is most likely to help us relax? Ans...
Celebrate the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park’s 5th birthday
Friday 07/12/2018
The 9th December marks the 5th anniversary of the designation of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. At 572 squar...
Essentials To Pack For The Perfect Winter Break In Northumberland
Monday 03/12/2018
The temptation to chase the winter sun intensifies around this time of year, as the days get shorter and the mercury begins to drop. While you migh...
The King of Castles
Wednesday 31/10/2018
“WOW Bebbanburgh Castle! You can see why Uhtred was so keen to get it back from his uncle.” “You do know that Uhtred is a...
3 grisly Northumbrian tales for Halloween
Monday 15/10/2018
We’re huge fans of crime dramas at VisitNland HQ. Obviously, ITV’s Vera is our favourite thanks to Ann Cleeves’ cracking st...
The Best of Northumberland: A Pocket-Friendly Guide
Wednesday 10/10/2018
With its rolling green hillsides and vast stretches of unspoilt coastline, Northumberland is one of the UK’s true treasures. Tucked away in t...
Coastal adventures in Northumberland
Friday 28/09/2018
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful seaside stroll or a fun-filled day of activities, there’s so much to see and do in Northumberland...
Northumberland - a county for all seasons
Wednesday 12/09/2018
Long regarded as the “hidden gem” of the UK, Northumberland is a county brimming with opportunities for an unforgettable holiday ...
A photographers Guide to Northumberland
Wednesday 12/09/2018
The landscape of Northumberland is probably the most beautiful and dramatic in the UK. That’s a bold claim, we know. Nevertheless, time and t...
Your new home away from home at Chesters Stables
Wednesday 29/08/2018
People go to the countryside to get away from it all. After a busy week of work and hectic school runs, a weekend away in a family-friendly rural r...

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