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Have you discovered the secrets of Northumberland?  Rolling hills to endless beaches ... Fairytale castles to dazzling dark skies.

Visit England Gold Winners 2017When travelling to places old and new you collect experiences, and a visit to Northumberland is no different.  It rewards you with a diverse and intriguing selection of both culture, history, countryside and quaint villages.  From a day’s adventure to a weeks exploring, whatever time you have spare, prepare to discover how much Northumberland has to offer.  

And the biggest secret of all?  The amazing places you can stay ... Two Northumberland businesses were awarded Gold as winners of their categories at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017 ceremony. Once again St Cuthbert’s House in Seahouses was crowned 'B&B of the Year', repeating their success in the awards in 2014. Battlesteads Hotel in Wark scooped the top prize for 'Sustainable Tourism'.

Visitors to Northumberland are spoiled for choice when it comes to quality accommodation, with Northumberland businesses scooping 27 awards at the North East England Tourism Awards.

North East Tourism Awards 2017

Gold winners

·    Carraw Bed and Breakfast – Boutique Accommodation/Small Hotel of the Year
·    St Cuthbert’s House – Bed and Breakfast of the Year
·    Kielder Waterside – Holiday Park of the Year
·    Woodside Lodge – Self Catering Property of the Year
·    Battlesteads Hotel – Sustainable Tourism Award
·    Battlesteads Hotel – Taste Award
·    Battlesteads Hotel – Tourism Pub of the Year


On top of this success, the county achieved Silver in the ‘Best UK Holiday Destination’ category for a third time consecutive time at the British Travel awards held on 23rd November 2016 in London.  Northumberland has also proved to be a popular spot with the general public, after they crowned the Northumberland Coast 'Holiday Destination of the Year' and Embleton Bay as 'Beach of the Year' in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017. And last but not least, Northumberland scooped 'Best UK Region for Families' in the 2016 Family Traveller Awards held in London.

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An 18thC Inn, formerly a farmhouse, in the heart of rural Northumberland close to the Roman Wall, Kielder Water and North Tyne Valley. ...
Aurora Show lodge
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Luxury lodges on the lakeside of Kielder Water boast panoramic views stretching over the lake and forest. ...
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Carraw Bed and Breakfast, is one of the finest luxury Northumberland Guest Houses, situated on the foundations of Hadrian’s Wall, with a sublime hilltop setting overlooking open countryside of N ...
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Awarded 'England's Best B&B' by VisitEngland in 2017 & 2014 - and also Bronze & Silver medals at their national Awards in 2015 & 2016 too. Your hosts Jeff & Jill offer you beautifu ...
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A contemporary and secluded luxury retreat for two five miles south of Hexham, with stunning views.  Winner of North East England Tourism Self Catering Property of the Year 2016, silver in Northu ...

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