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About Northumberland

Northumberland's special blessing lies in the fact that it is the least populated of all the English counties and therefore has mile upon mile of unspoilt open countryside dotted with quaint market towns and villages, left almost untouched by the march of time and the hand of progress. It has the wilderness of its great National Park, the fascination of bustling Newcastle-upon-Tyne and, Northumberland's coastline of beautiful empty beaches and towering cliffs offer seascapes rivalling those to be seen in any other part of the world.
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Recommended towns & villages in Northumberland

Country road between Amble and Alnmouth, Northumberland.

Alnmouth

Alnmouth lies on a coastline famed for its outstanding natural beauty, thus one of its greatest pleasures is found in wandering the coastal paths enjoying uninterrupted sea and coastal views...

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Remants of Hadrians Wall, Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland

Chollerford

Chollerford is a delightful village destination. It is a popular base for tourists visiting Hadrian's Wall and Chester Fort. The region is also popular with keen fishermen, with.....

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A view of Elsdon village in Northumberland. taken july 2006

Elsdon

In this gentle setting the village, with its scattering of 18th-century properties around a picturesque village green, is the perfect example of English village life...

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Low Tide

Holy Island

Holy Island lies close to Beal and is reached - tides permitting - by a causeway...

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St, Gregory's Church. Kirknewton, Northumberland.

Kirknewton

Today, this appealing village has become a tourist destination to which travellers and holiday makers are drawn for the dramatic landscape and spectacular views...

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Church Point

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

The bay is a major attraction, often lively with fishing cobbles and pleasure craft, it is also a haven for sun-bathers...

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Views of the Harbour and Beach at Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

Seaton Sluice

For centuries salt had been panned in the region, at this time the village was known as Hartley Pans, but this appears to have changed following the building of a harbour with a sluice at the harbour mouth...

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This is the well known Bridge End Cottage situated next to Thropton bride, Thropton, Northumberland

Thropton

This pretty village straggles the banks of the sparkling River Coquet. It is a lively invigorating place, lying amidst the stunning countryside of Simonside, a 1,409 foot high peak...

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St.Michael's Church in the village of WALL in the county of NORTHUMBERLAND - August 2003

Wall

The village of Wall lies in the high uplands of Northumberland in spacious countryside bordered by the rivers South Tyne and North Tyne, close to Chester's Fort on historic Hadrian's Wall...

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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle

The vast castle of the Dukes of Northumberland remains very much a family home, a living place that is second only to Windsor.....

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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh's huge Norman castle was once the seat of the Kings of Northumbria. It is set on a Basalt outcrop overlooking the.....

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Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster, Northumberland

Dunstanburgh Castle

The romantic remains of this once extensive castle stand high on a cliff above the waters of the North Sea. The castle was begun.....

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Hexham Abbey, by night. Hexham, Northumberland.

Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey is a refoundation of a church which stood on this spot in the year 675, it survived until 821, later the town was.....

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Langley Castle, Northumberland

Langley Castle

Built in 1350, during the reign of Edward III, the castle has retained its architectural integrity and is regarded as one of the.....

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The ruins of Lindisfarne Abbey with Lindisfarne Castle in the distance.

Lindisfarne Abbey

The strange, mystic atmosphere of Lindisfarne remains evocative of the time when holy men trod its shores rather than the birds.....

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Lordenshaw, near Rothbury, Northumberland, England

Lordenshaw

Ancient cup-and-ring marked outcrop and Iron Age hillfort in Northumberland National Park..

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Breamish valley, Northumberland.

The Breamish Valley

See also: The Cheviot Hills
The.....

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The Cheviot Hills - Hedgehope Hill

The Cheviot Hills

The clearly defined peaks of the glorious Cheviot Hills dominate the western side of the border territory as it juts boldly out.....

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A picture of Tyne Green Country Park

Tyne Green Country Park

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