Discover Dog Friendly Northumberland
The 2017 BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards nominated Northumberland as ‘Holiday Destination of the Year’. Its magnificent coastline extends to more than 30 miles of stunning beaches, dotted with traditional seaside towns and fishing communities. You can enjoy exhilarating water sports, fly your kite or simply build sandcastles.
For those who enjoy the countryside, Northumberland’s list is endless. It has its own National Park, the Cheviot Hills and National Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall to name but a few. The Kielder region was voted 'The Number One Most Tranquil Place' by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, and St Cuthbert's Way 'The Most Romantic Walk in the Country' by The Rambler's Association.
Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England from Lindisfarne – commanding its regal place on Holy Island, to Alnwick, home to the Duke of Northumberland. It's a haven for wildlife with several coastal nature reserves, and the International Dark Sky Park having been awarded ‘Gold Tier’, it’s officially the best place in England to enjoy the heavens.