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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Northumberland. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Northumberland is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Northumberland

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    1

    The Cheviot

    Hiking Highlight

    When you reach the 2.674 feet (815 metre) high summit of The Cheviot, you are officially at the highest point in the Northumberland National Park. On a clear day, you …

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    Warkworth Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Lying atop a steep hilltop above the river Croquet, Warkworth castle is an impressive fortress with towered walls that remain largely intact. Built in the 12th century, the castle had …

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    3

    Freya's Cabin

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Lakeside Path around Kielder Water is an excellent round trip on good surfaces with plenty of food and drink and toilets along the way.

    Wildflowers are very good in …

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    Der Hadrianswall

    Hiking Highlight

    "The Hadrian's Wall was a Roman frontier fortification system of the British Limes, which was between Newcastle and Solway Firth, near the present-day border between Scotland and England in the …

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    Norham Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    On the south bank of the River Tweed amongst green meadows, lies Norham Castle. The Grade I listed building was built from 1099 to 1128 under Ranaulf Flambard, Bishop of …

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    Bamburgh Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Bamburgh Castle is a mighty fortress that has guarded the Northumberland coastline for over 1,400 years. The Grade I-listed castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. …

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    The Sill

    Bike Touring Highlight

    GREAT YHA with fab amenities for cyclists!

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    Long Heugh Limestone Escarpment

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The towering rock faces and impressive cliffs along this part of the route are uniquely beautiful. Surrounded by green countryside, sheep graze in the meadows at the feet of the …

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    Dunstanburgh Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Built in the early 14th century, Dunstanburgh castle is a towering ruin full of history. The castle was constructed by Thomas, the Earl of Lancaster and wealthiest man in England …

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    10

    Hareshaw Linn

    Hiking Highlight

    This magnificent waterfall is located within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Awarded the status its rare ferns and lichen, more than 300 different types of mosses, liverworts and lichen …

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    11

    Holy Island

    Hiking Highlight

    Visit Lindisfarne Castle (National Trust) and Lindisfarne Priory (English Heritage). Holy Island is also the starting point of both St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way. Do not miss a …

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    12

    Druridge Bay Country Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Druridge Bay's seven-mile (11 km) stretch of pristine sandy coastline is an idyllic setting to cycle. With lakes, meadows, woods and a beach, the beautiful landscape is home to various …

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    Seahouses

    Hiking Highlight

    A large village nestled on the coast, Seahouses has a beautiful beach, fishing port and harbour. The village is a popular destination thanks to its rich sea wildlife such as …

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    Rothbury

    Hiking Highlight

    Rothbury is a peaceful town in the heart of Northumberland. Close to the hills and the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is an ideal base for explorations. …

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    Sycamore Gap has become an iconic image of Hadrian's Wall. Its position within the dip is extremely stunning and makes for an excellent photo opportunity. This spot has celebrity status, …

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    Union Suspension Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The boundary between Scotland and England.

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    Carrier's Way

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Rumoured to have existed since prehistory, the Carrier's Way was used by pack pony drivers (Carriers) transporting smelted lead to the River Tyne during the 17th century.

    Their industry gave us this wonderful little trail across Burntshieldhaugh Fell.

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    Seaton Sluice Harbour

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The small harbor of the dreamy coastal town of Seaton Sluice has its own charm. On the calm waters of Seaton Burn are countless colorful boats waiting to be navigated …

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    Lindisfarne Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Beware the Causeway to the island. Due to the strong tides (4m tidal range!) The access road to the island is only passable half the time. The access times can be found at oranorthumberland.gov.uk/www2/holyisland/holyisland.asp

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    Grace Darling's Memorial

    Hiking Highlight

    Birth: Nov. 24, 1815
    Death: Oct. 20, 1842

    British heroine. She spent her youth in various lighthouses with her father. On the 17th September 1838, she spotted the ship, Forfarshire, …

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