Culture and Leisure
Northumberland has more castles than any other English county and you’ll be spoilt for choice: the majestic Bamburgh, the grandeur of Alnwick and the ruins at Dunstanburgh are all worth a trip.
A visit to Hadrian’s Wall is an essential, along with a day at Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Beamish and the museums and galleries of Newcastle. Check out the water sports opportunities along the coast, book a horse ride along the beach or try the exhilarating sport of coasteering.
You’ll be spoilt for choice by the retail opportunities offered by Newcastle, the MetroCentre at Gateshead and Royal Quays on North Tyneside. For something different, explore the quirky gift shops you’ll find in the villages along the coast. Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields offer great dining choices, or enjoy hearty homecooked meals in the comfort of your own caravan holiday home, using local ingredients or eat out at the many local pubs and village cafes surrounding our parks.