What to do Northumberland is an area of outstanding natural beauty and there are numerous attractions  to delight and enchant you throughout your stay. Castles, museums and historic monuments  at Bamburgh, Holy Island/Lindisfarne,         Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Alnwick, Berwick and Chillingham, plus Woodhorn         Museum, Hadrian’s Wall, and much more! The great outdoors! Miles of sandy beaches, plus the Northumberland National Park and             Kielder Water & Forest Park. Plus Gardens   –      at  Alnwick, Howick and the Cragside        Estate to name but a few. Wildlife a plenty! A plethera of birds including Puffins and Roseate Terns and many        more,  plus seals and other wildlife. You can take a boat trip from Amble or other         locations up the coast (including around the   Farne Islands). G e t   A c tive !   T he re   a re   mi l e s  o f  o ff - ro a d   ro u te s   f o r   c y c l i ng  o r   w a l k i n g ,   i nc l ud i ng   the        Northumberland Coastal Path, St. Oswald’s Way, St. Cuthbert’s Way and the Hadrian’s         Wall Path. There are also a number     of   fabulous coastal golf courses in the near vicinity,         plus  facilities     for  water sports (swimming, canoeing, kayaking), fishing and horse riding. Shopping at Amble Harbour Village, Farmer’s Markets, Farm Shops and more.    Plus,         if you are missing the big city, you can catch a train to Newcastle or Edinburgh from       Alnmouth station. Numerous food outlets where you can sample local wares including Craster Kippers,       Lindisfarne Oysters, local cheeses and fabulous Italian ice-cream! For more information:        www.visitnorthumberland.com                                         (also has an events listing if you want to see what  is      on                                          throughout the year)                                           www.amblenorthumberland.co.uk                                             www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk                                             www.cyclepad.org.uk Local guides and maps are available for you to borrow during your stay!
Events in 2018 March Cheltenham Festival Day, Hexham Racecourse – 15 th  March 2018 – www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk. St Patricks’ Raceday, Newcastle Racecourse – 17 th  March 2018 – www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk. May Northumberland Coastal Challenge Walk, starts Alnmouth – 8 th  May 2018 – www.shepherdswalks.co.uk. Celebrating Northumberland Day, Hexham Racecourse – 22 nd  May 2018 – www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk. Amble Puffin Festival – 26 th  to 28 th  May 2018 – www.amblepuffinfest.co.uk Northumberland County Show, Bywell Hall, Stockfield  - 28 th  May 2018 – www.northcountyshow.co.uk June Derby Day, Hexham Racecourse – 2 nd  June 2018 – www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk. Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, Tynedale Park, Corbridge – 14 th  to 16 th  June 2018 - www.tynedalebeerfestival.org.uk . Mighty Dub Fest, Alnwick Castle – 15 th  to 17 th  June 2018 – www.mightydubfest.co.uk. Coquet Valley Challenge Walk, starts Rothbury – 23 rd  June 2018 – www.shepherdswalks.co.uk. Ladies’ Day, Hexham Racecourse – 24 th  June 2018 – www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk. Stobart Rail Northumberland Plate Day, Newcastle Racecourse – 30 th  June 2018 – www.newcastle- racecourse.co.uk. July North East Chilli Festival, Blyth – 6 th  to 8 th  July 2018 – www.chillifest-ne.co.uk. Il Divo Concert, Alnwick Castle – 15 th  July 2018 – www.alnwickcastle.com. Rothbury Traditional Music Festival – 13 th  to 15 th  July 2018 – www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk. Belford Arts Festival – mid July – follow them on Facebook. Newcastle Pride – 20 th  to 22 nd  July 2018 – www.northern-pride.com. August Powburn Annual Show & Sheepdog Trials – 4 th  August 2018 – www.powburnshow.com. Alnwick International Music Festival – 4 th  to 11 th  August 2018 – www.alnwickmusicfestival.com. Grandslam 2018 (Pretenders, KT Tunstall, Simple Minds), Durham County Cricket Ground – 19 th  August 2018 – www.durhamccc.co.uk. Warkworth Show (held in the grounds of Warkworth Castle) - 19 August 2018 - www.warkworthshow.co.uk  Bellingham Show & Country Festival – 25 th  August 2018 – www.bellinghamshow.co.uk. Amble Harbour Day – 26 th  August 2018 – www.amblelifeboat.co.uk. Glendale Agricultural Show, Wooler – 27 th  August 2018 – www.glendaleshow.com. Lindisfarne Festival – 30 th  August to 2 nd  September 2018 – www.lindisfarnefestival.com. Falstone Border Show – late August 2018 – www.falstoneshow.com. September Kielder Challenge Walk, Kielder Reservoir – 1 st  September 2018 – www.shepherdswalks.co.uk. Berwick Food & Beer Festival – beginning September 2018 – www.berwickfoodandbeerfestival.co.uk. Alnwick Food Festival – 22 nd  to 23 rd  September 2018 – www.alnwickfoodfestival.co.uk Alnwick Beer Festival – 22 nd  to 23 rd  September 2018 – www.alnwickbeerfestival.co.uk. Harbottle Show – September 2018 – www.harbottleshow.com October England vs Australia ODI, Durham County Cricket Ground – 10 th  October 2018 – www.durhamccc.co.uk. Alwinton Border Shepherds’ Show – mid October 2018 – www.alwintonshow.co.uk. December Christmas Raceday, Hexham Racecourse – 12 th  December 2018 – www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk. Events throughout the year Northumberland Wildlife Trust – walks, talks, events – www.nwt.org.uk. Newcastle Racecourse – www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk. Hexham Racecoures – www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk. Durham County Cricket Ground – www.durhamccc.co.uk. National Trust – North East – www.nationaltrust.org.uk. English Heritage – www.english-heritage.org.uk. Northumberland National Park – www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk.
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